Heather Williams QC appointed High Court Judge to the Queen’s Bench Division

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce that Heather Williams QC has been appointed a High Court Judge to the Queen’s Bench Division as of 1st October 2021.

A founder member of chambers since 1990, Heather has been a crucial part of Doughty Street’s long-term success and growth.

A former Deputy Head of chambers, Heather has also led several of our practice teams. Over the past three decades, she has acted in many high-profile and important cases, in both the public law and private law fields. From her success as a junior barrister representing peace protestors in the landmark Greenham Common cases, Heather’s ground-breaking cases have included the Hillsborough Inquests and subsequent misfeasance claims; challenging refusals of compensation in miscarriages of justice cases; acting for the victims of undercover policing; and Miriam O’Reilly’s landmark age discrimination claim against the BBC.

Doughty Street wishes Heather all the very best for her continued success in the next exciting stage of her career.

The announcement can be found here.