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Tejal-Roma WIlliams is a solicitor in our Criminal Defence and Serious Fraud teams

Tejal-Roma Williams | Solicitor

twilliams@hja.net 020 7874 8538

I completed my training contract at Hodge Jones & Allen in 2012 and joined the Serious Fraud & Criminal Defence team upon qualification.

I am a criminal higher rights advocate; I have the ability to appear in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court.

I specialise in the defence of serious and complex fraud as well as the defence of other grave offences before the courts. Working as part of the fraud team, I am involved in a number of large scale and high profile carousel fraud and money laundering cases.

I am a fully accredited Police Station Representative and have represented and advised clients at the police station for a variety of offences including murder, rape, public order, violent offences, drugs, conspiracies and firearms.

Education

  • 2:1 LLB Law, College of Law, 2008-2010
  • LPC (Distinction), College of Law, 2009-2010
  • Graduate Diploma Law, College of Law, 2008-2009
  • French & Politics (BA Hons), 2004-2008

Career

  • Duty Solicitor, May 2013
  • Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts Criminal Proceedings), 2012
  • Admitted as a solicitor and joined the Hodge Jones & Allen Criminal Defence Team, 2012
  • Trainee solicitor Hodge Jones & Allen 2011 (Henry Hodge Traineeship)
  • Trainee solicitor, The College of Law 2010 (Henry Hodge Traineeship)

Client Comments

  • “Tejal was always there in person and on the phone. Professional, reliable and good at keeping us informed.”
  • “Tejal was always caring and gave me the best possible advice.”
  • “Tejal did not judge me, she listened gave me advice and believed in my view.”
  • “Very professional, courteous and efficient.”

 

Notable Cases

Serious Fraud

  • R v AO/OM – representing two Directors accused of breaching immigration rules regarding their employees resulting in substantial financial gain to the company.
  • R v AO – Junior Counsel in confiscation proceedings, a case involving hidden assets.
  • R v K – representing a Director of a number of companies accused of VAT fraud. Case brought by HMRC.
  • R v S – acted for a defendant charged with one count of money laundering. Defendant was successfully acquitted after trial.
  • R v K: Complex six week benefit fraud trial in excess of £100k.

Serious Crime

  • R v B – acted for a defendant in a two handed case of stranger murder in Camden case involved diminished responsibility offence.
  • R v S – acted for a defendants in a two handed people trafficking case in which vulnerable women were brought into the UK for the purposes of prostitution.
  • R v B – acted for a defendant charged with multiple counts of serious rape. Successfully acquitted after trial.
  • R v B– acted for a defendant charged with a serious rape involving issues in relation to intoxication and consent – Successfully acquitted after trial.
  • R v L – acted for one defendant in a five-handed matter in relation to a conspiracy to commit robbery – Defendants received a significantly lenient sentence.
  • R v A – acted for a defendant charged with assaulting a police officer with two others following a mass gathering in Hyde Park. Only defendant acquitted after trial.

Membership & Appointments

I have been appointed as the Education Officer on the Committee of the City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society Junior Lawyers Division. I am also a member of the Young Legal Aid Lawyers and Young Fraud Lawyers.

Personal Interests

In my spare time I enjoy training in Muy Thai Kickboxing and also enjoy nothing more than travelling to far and exotic locations.