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Testimonials - John Williams

Osteopath in case taken over from other solicitors where no unacceptable professional conduct found - John Williams

"Mr Williams of Bankside Law took on my case from another firm of solicitors. I am an Osteopath and I feared the worst-case outcome following allegations made of UPC. From my first phone call with Mr Williams, when I was feeling discouraged and despondent, he took care of my case with close attention to the details, correct legal advice and encouragement every step of the way.

It was Mr Williams who recommended and co-ordinated with the experts for my case. It was my barrister Mr Jonathan Goldring who challenged the GOsC's Guidance that evidence of good character at the decision and sanction stage should not be admissible, and he won, which was so important in my case.

My complaint process was a long and very stressful two years and at the final Hearing, the Professional Conduct Committee did not consider the facts found proved amounted to UPC and the case was closed with no sanction imposed against me. From fearing the worst outcome and getting the best outcome was such a relief and I believe was only due to the expert legal knowledge and care by Mr Williams and his team. I will be forever grateful to Mr Williams and would wholeheartedly recommend Bankside Law for excellent legal representation."


Chiropractor of long unblemished record no order on Interim Suspension Hearing and subsequently no case to answer at Investigating Committee

I was told that John Williams is awesome. That is not a word I would normally use, but I can tell you its true. He is highly professional and knowledgeable. He leaves no stone unturned in your defence. He is a busy man but he always seems available to talk to. Jonathan Goldring, who acting for me in the Interim Suspension Hearing, is also brilliant. He very effectively totally dismantled the complaint against me. Gillian Frost is also fantastic. She appears to work very long hours. Together they make an awesome team.

Emminent Clinical Psychologist on HCPC Investigating Committee finding no case to answer

Receiving a HCPC concern was an incredibly stressful and unexpected situation for myself and family.  Seeing allegations written from my regulatory body left me feeling guilty of a crime.  I was feeling so low, I thought these were true because that was how my professional body considered my actions. John provided a very personal, reassuring and calming service, was readily available and easy to contact.  John helped me fight the first battle of securing monies for proper legal provision, and of my choice, from my professional indemnity insurance.   Talking to John helped me view HCPC allegations as allegations arising from another party, rather than facts, allegations  that could be actively addressed rather than meekly accepted.    He encouraged me to fight for the right outcome rather than give up.   He was supportive but also appropriately challenging which helped my learning and my writing of a reflective, full response understandable for all members of the HCPC investigatory committee.  John provided an excellent summary of my response, including legal examples, that spoke to the legal, lay and professional arms of the HCPC investigatory committee.  I was delighted to be fully exonerated by HCPC investigatory committee and look forward to continuing the profession I love and take such pride in.

Social work manager Speedy Decision of No Case to Answer

I was totally traumatised by the allegations made against me and after safeguarding children for over 20 years I genuinely thought this may be the end of my social work career.  I did some research, wanting to find someone who was experienced to see through the allegations and support my innocence and eventually found John Williams and was very impressed by reviews regarding his supportive approach. John has. throughout this crippling experience, supported me fully. having the knowledge, experience, compassion, empathy and I genuinely would not be writing this review now if John had not taken on my case.  Fortunately my life is now back on track allowing me to do what I do best which is safeguarding children - Thank you so very much John

Chiropractor acquitted on all allegations including excessive treatment

I would like to thank Bankside's John Williams and my barristerJonathan Goldring for their upmost professional expertise and experience which has proved invaluable to me. The support and confidence that is gained from having the most experienced team behind you has helped to carry me through the mental stress of one of toughest years in my life.
It is very clear that these guys care passionately about the people they represent.

Social Worker in successful HCPC hearing where all allegations dismissed on findings of no case to answer

It is such a relief that this case is over as it was impacting on my life. It was reassuring to meet John as he was immediately supportive, knowledgeable and insightful into the detail of my case and as a result I felt reassured that someone of his experience was prepared to fight my corner.

Social Worker in HCPC Investigation

I was very grateful for the time John gave me, it really did help me with my second submission. He really was an informed voice of reason and helped me put things in context which was really valuable to me at a time when I felt I was drowning and I do thank him for this I will remember John and recommend him to people should the opportunity arise."

SFO investigation

"I met John Williams of Bankside Law, through another very close friend, also a Solicitor of some repute in his own well known Legal firm, where he is a Senior Partner.  That introduction was inspired.  I was caught up in a complicated issue in which I was implicated by association only, but it took patience, deep research and a calming and caring guidance, all qualities and more, displayed by John Williams.  Surprisingly costs/expenses were really fair. Charges were faultless.  Thank God for John’s presence, as the matter was unravelled and concluded, with my eventual complete exoneration. Bankside Law is all one would wish for in a Law Firm.”

Doctor in a GMC Investigation

“John Williams was incredibly hard working, thorough and very sincere. I really felt he understood my case which was of medical nature. I felt I was in safe hands and his communication with me was excellent. I would really like to thank him for all the support he provided to me.”

Doctor in a Coronor's Case

“I just wanted to let you know how enormously grateful I am to the MDU in general and to you in particular for choosing John Williams as the solicitor to represent my interests in the recent matter of the coroner’s inquest. I do not know whether or not you routinely get feedback on “out of house” solicitors, but I thought you should know that in my opinion John was absolutely marvellous in the way he dealt with the case. He appeared to be beyond thorough in looking at every single possible angle and he was always courteous professional and perhaps most importantly available to me. As I am sure you know at least half the job of the legal representative is to provide psychotherapy and I am pleased to say that John was supremely expert at this aspect of it without ever making me feel stupid or inadequate. He would appear to be a real gem from my limited exposure to dealing with these sorts of matters.”

Osteopath in GOsC Case

"It is one year today since the beginning of what was quite comfortably the worst week of my life before the PCC at the General Osteopathic Council. I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you again for all the hard work and support you both gave to me during those difficult days. I have never forgotten it or the high level of professional acumen I had behind me. I am enjoying the busiest time ever in Practice which would have seemed wishful thinking a year ago and more importantly am settled and happy in personal and professional life like no other time in the last 25 years!

Once again I cannot express my gratitude enough to you both for helping me achieve that possibility and I continue to sing your praises."

Chiropractor in GCC Case

"When your professional career and livelihood is called into question you'll want the best legal support available. In my experience Bankside Law care as much about your license as you do. They have a well established reputation for providing the right advice at the right time and getting the right result. I wouldn't trust my career and reputation with anyone else"