LLB (Wales) LLM (London) Solicitor
Richard Williams is an Honorary Professor at the School of Law, Swansea University. He was formerly a senior partner with Ince & Co, a leading City law firm specialising in shipping and related matters. In practice he specialised in charterparties and bills of lading and was regularly recognised in the professional press as one of London’s leading practitioners. For many years he was Head of the firm’s Chartering and Dry Shipping Group and he retains a consultancy position with his former firm. Throughout his career he has been involved not only in the litigation of individual cases but also in the development of policy and documentation within the industry both for clients and international industry bodies and regularly advised various UN Agencies and other international bodies in relation to industry–wide issues and the drafting of standard documents. He was also recently appointed to serve on the Rotterdam Rules Consultative Committee, which was established by the UK The Department for Transport.
He is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars around the world. When in practice he took a keen interest in professional training and continues to retain this interest.
He is co-author with Patrick Griggs, ex-president of the Commitee Maritime International, of 'Limitation of Maritime Liability', 4th ed (2005, LLP Ltd), Gard Guidance on Maritime Claims and Insurance, (Rodendahls, 2014) and has published many articles and book chapters on various aspects of charterparties and bills of lading.