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Cerys Williams

D: +44 (0)20 3745 7249
M: +44 (0)7818 766949
E: cerys.williams@gqlittler.com

Cerys is experienced across the full spectrum of employment law, with a particular focus on advising clients in the professional services, technology, financial services and natural resources sectors.

Cerys has over 20 years’ experience, including senior roles at leading international firms King & Wood Mallesons and Fasken Martineau, where she was Head of Employment Law. She has been ranked as a leading UK lawyer by leading directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Her sector and international expertise supports GQ|Littler’s strong offering in these sectors and advising international companies on their employment issues across the globe.

Cerys's experience includes:

  • Defending a private equity house against claims asserted by a senior employee for bonus, carried interest and misrepresentation valued by the claimant at over $5m.
  • Advising financial services sector businesses on the employment/regulatory interface, including the application of the FCA and PRA Remuneration Codes, approved person regime/SMCR and regulatory reference obligations.
  • Advising on the employment aspects of a wide variety of high profile M&A deals, carve out deals and spin out transactions.
  • Advising a FTSE 250 PLC on the dismissal of board member including entitlements under complex incentive plans, issues under the director’s remuneration rules and notification under the listing rules.

Cerys is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Association of Partnership Practitioners.