Serena Crawshay-Williams

Junior Counsel

Call: 2019

“They have good coverage at all levels, meaning you can always find the right barrister for the case in question.”

Chambers & Partners


Serena accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas.

Before coming to the Bar, Serena taught company law at the University of Bristol and worked as a Research Assistant for Professor of Labour Law, Alan Bogg. Her research primarily focused on employment law and public law. She also worked for an employment law consultancy where she helped to conduct a workplace investigation for an NHS Trust. She is a trained mediator and is accredited by ADR ODR International.


  • BPTC, Very Competent (University of West England, 2019)
  • LLM in Public Law, Distinction, top mark of the year (University of Bristol, 2017)
  • LLB, First Class (University of Bristol, 2016)

Awards & Prizes

  • Finalist, Richard Murtagh Memorial Moot (Middle Temple, 2019)
  • Queen Mother Scholarship (Middle Temple, 2018)
  • Prize for Law, Gender and Sexuality (University of Bristol, 2017)
  • Prize for Migration and Work (University of Bristol, 2017)
  • Prize for Information Technology Law (University of Bristol, 2017)
  • Winner, Herbert Smith Freehills Postgraduate Moot (University of Bristol, 2017)
  • Winner, Lawyers Without Borders Debating Competition (University of Bristol, 2017)
  • K&L Gates Prize for Employment Law (University of Bristol, 2016)


While at university Serena founded the Unseen Exploitation Society in order to raise awareness of labour law rights in secondary schools. She provided pro bono legal advice for the University of Bristol Law Clinic. Serena has volunteered for refugee charities across the UK and in 2016 she volunteered at a UN-sponsored school for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia. She is a member of Advocate and the Free Representation Unit.


Employment & Discrimination

Administrative & Public Law

Personal Injury

Recent and current work

Key contacts

Lee Jennings

Junior Team Leader
Lee Jennings 0207 269 0303

Jordan Bater

Team Leaders Assistant
Jordan Bater 020 7269 0300
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Out of hours

William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755


Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532