David Devoy Williams

Call: 1989

Practice areas

David was called to the Bar in 1989 and, after a mixed criminal/common law pupillage at 1 King’s Bench Walk, practised for almost a decade as a jury-specialist barrister in common law and criminal, both prosecution and defence, in London and on circuit. His criminal law work included cases of rape, large-scale pornography, politically-motivated affray and attempted murder, Class A drugs and private defence of motoring matters.

David specialised in advocacy, being calm, quick on his feet, firm but courteous, able to tell a story and win the confidence of judge and jury, as well as his colleagues.

He has kept a working knowledge of civil law practice and worked as legal counsel for his own Company over the last ten years, appearing on various matters in the High and County Courts before Masters and Judges as well as in Mediations.

After what had started as a short sabbatical to follow his twin passions of sport and construction, in 2003 David and his wife featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs, building their unusual Curved House family home in south London. This was the start of a love affair with design and build that turned into a business in construction, renovation and hospitality providing beautiful designs in isolated locations, of which he remains an active Director and designer. David has now returned to the Bar
to marry his commercial and legal experience building on his wide experience over the last 25 years.


  • English
  • French


David is fascinated with designing and building quirky properties. In addition, he enjoys Welsh rugby, horse riding, skiing, tennis, singing, cookery, decent wine and literature