Cordelia Williams



Family Finance

Cordelia represents clients in financial remedy proceedings from first appointment to final hearing.

She regularly acts in related matters of variation and enforcement of orders.

She has represented clients in cases involving international issues (Hong Kong, Singapore, Iraq, Lebanon, UAE and USA) including arguments as to jurisdiction, freezing injunctions, mirror orders and claims pursuant to the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.

She also acts in contested divorce matters.

During pupillage, she assisted with the preparation of DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC 324 in the High Court, a leading case concerning financial arbitration.

Children Private Law

Cordelia represents parents at all stages of Children Act proceedings, including fact-finding hearings and appeals.

She accepts instructions for complex private child disputes, and representing the child via a 16.4 Guardian.

She has successfully represented parents in ‘implacable hostility’ cases, ‘no contact’ cases’, those seeking change of residence, and relocation (including international relocation).

Cordelia has represented parties to Hague Convention 1980 applications in the High Court.

Children Public Law

Cordelia undertakes all forms of care, adoption and other public law proceedings. She represents clients making/defending serious allegations of neglect, abuse, and those with mental health and substance misuse problems.

She has experience of representing clients with learning disabilities and directly representing teenage children.

Cordelia has represented grandparents in both public and private law proceedings.


Year of call: 2014
Areas of specialism:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Children Private Law
  • Children Public Law
  • Family Finance
  • LLM (Distinction) – University College London
  • BPTC
  • LLB – University of Bristol
Professional associations:
  • The Family Law Bar Association
Professional activities:
  • ADR Group Mediator qualified