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About Us

Forrest Williams are a multi-award winning nationwide firm of solicitors.  We represent clients throughout England and Wales from our bases in the Midlands and London.

Recommended in the prestigious Legal 500 guide to the top UK law firms, we have also won national awards for client care.


As a result of this we are confident we will provide the best client care in the country.


Why we’re different

We started Forrest Williams in 2009 because we wanted to be different. We took a positive decision not to be limited by the service Legal Aid allows, where the government decide how much work on a case and how much support is appropriate.  We understand that every case and every client are different – some people are very able to cope and will be happy to trust their case to us with minimal involvement, while others will require a tremendous amount of support and involvement that Legal Aid simply cannot provide.  We are a niche practice, we only deal in areas of law that we are passionate about and where we are able to offer an expert service. We have no desire to become a large, high volume practice. We want to be able to offer all of our clients a personal bespoke service.


Our clients are different too, they are not repeat offenders or career criminals. Unlike other criminal practices we do not seek to attract those sort of clients. Our clients have normally never been in trouble before, they are unfamiliar with the legal process and do not want to instruct a large practice where they will just be another number. Our clients value the personal service, and hold us to high standards that we are proud to meet and exceed.

Meet The Team

We get results

Katie Forrest has experience and a true understanding of the needs when supporting vulnerable clients. Katie has an abundance of natural talent and can draw upon personal experience when addressing sensitive highly personal issues. True und

I have worked alongside legal professionals for most of my working life and can truly state I have never, until now had the absolute pleasure to award praise of the highest degree upon all members of staff within a firm. Every team member w

The service received was second to none. I was informed every step of the way with clear communication and even when my case hit some unexpected hiccups the team was fantastic in overcoming these. A special thank you to Helen who on Christm

“I already accepted that I must receive punishment for my actions, which is the case. However, the outcome means I am able to continue with my career and put this incident behind me so for that I am very satisfied and grateful. The way I

Mr M

“In all moments they were very helpful trying to calm me down, as I was quite stressed for being my first time in Court. I was offered different approaches to my case, so I could choose the one that fitted better on me. I got the lowest f

Mr C

“First class. Always responsive and helpful. Very reassuring during a troubling time. I think in terms of value for money it could not be bettered and I would not hesitate to recommend Forrest Williams to others.”

Mr P

“This is a heartfelt thank you all of the help and support that you have given me over the last few weeks. There are not many people in this world that would give their time freely and without judgement. I am truly grateful.”

Ms B

“From the initial conversation with Katie, I have been treated respectfully and made to feel at ease although I was guilty as charged of my speeding offence. All aspects of the process claiming exceptional hardship was made easy prior to

Mr C

“I would like to say that I am extremely pleased with the service I received from Steve and the Forrest Williams team with respect to my son’s case. The team were always very prompt in replying to emails and returning phone calls. Their

Mrs S

“Very good. I spoke with the Forrest Williams team before the court day. I found everyone very thorough in explaining the process and of what to expect on the day. They were professional, friendly and efficient given the time scale.”

Mrs C

“Many thanks for a first class service for my trial from start to finish I received a second to none service from yourself and your team. I was informed every step of the way and I was treated with respect not a number. I would also like


“I know I’ve said it before, but I really did strike gold when I found you on the internet, from our first conversation you put me at ease, your company has true family values and is “human” to speak to, everyone cares!! There reall


“Your customer care goes beyond all expectations, never once have I been made to feel a nuisance, you have always spoken to me with kindness, understanding and reassurance, Katie, Helen and Steve made a very stressful time a lot easier to


“Absolutely superb. The Forrest Williams team was a tower of strength and was professional, reassuring and extremely competent. I have nothing but praise for this team and the service they have provided. Many, many thanks.”


“Forrest Williams were very efficient could not wish for a better service”

Mrs H

“I would unhesitatingly recommend Steven for anyone facing charges relating to any offence, as an exceptionally knowledgeable, skilled, genuinely caring lawyer who is completely interested in getting the absolutely best results for hi

Mr D

Extremely satisfied – Katie immediately put my mind at rest regarding the letter I had received, and I felt confident that she grasped my case and my wishes regarding the plea.


Excellent – all your staff have been superb and demonstrate a very caring and empathetic side to a profession not associated with kindness. Never had to deal with court/ lawyers before and you all made it less stressful.


The customer service was excellent – I spoke to Katie, my caseworker, and Steve who always put my mind at ease by being supportive and having time to answer my worries. I always felt I could pick up my phone If I had to or needed to.

Mrs H

Fantastic! Excellent service provided from caring, professional staff. It really helped me to know that you were fighting for me and made an awful ordeal much more bearable. THANK YOU!

Mrs O

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