Hermione Williams

Hermione’s insolvency practice is both domestic and international, having spent three years working offshore in Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. She is particularly interested cross-border insolvency and assistance proceedings. Hermione accepts instructions in a wide range of corporate insolvency and bankruptcy matters including:


  • Applications to appoint office holders, for example on grounds or insolvency or the just and equitable basis.
  • Applications to appoint receivers in the context of asset-tracing claims.
  • Claims against office holders, including applications to their removal and/or to review their decisions.
  • Administrative receivership in cases where there is a floating charge.
  • Claims brought by office holders, including applications for set aside voidable transactions or claims for misfeasance.
  • Applications to restrain presentation and/or advertisement of petitions and to set aside statutory demands.
  • Applications to obtain/resist bankruptcy orders, annulment applications, appeal of bankruptcy orders.
  • Claims by Trustees in Bankruptcy under TOLATA including applications to court for directions

My approach

Hermione has an excellent eye for detail and has a strategic, meticulous and sensitive approach to the detail of a case. She is described as an articulate and effective advocate who is able to present her arguments cogently and think on her feet. As a natural problem solver, Hermione systematically identifies solutions for the benefit and for the protection of her client’s best interests in order to secure their objectives. Though able to work alone, she thoroughly enjoys working hard as part of a team to do this.

My work

Hermione has a multi-faceted chancery commercial practice. Her areas of practice comprise commercial litigation, company, insolvency, property, trusts and estates. Prior to joining New Square Chambers, Hermione worked for offshore firms in both the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Hong Kong where she focused on shareholder disputes, claims against directors, cross-border fraud and asset-tracing claims. She obtained invaluable experience of working at the “coal face” as well as directly with clients and worked with law firms, banks and fiduciary service providers throughout the world with respect to large multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes.

Professional & academic

  • Qualifications/Education

    • Caribbean Supreme Court of the Territory of the Virgin Islands (2014)

      Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Middle Temple) (2008)

      Middle Temple Scholar

      College of Law, London - Bar Vocational Course, Very competent.

      University College London - LLB in Law with Advanced Studies degree (2:1)

  • Awards

      • Heathcoat Trust Bursary (Merit-based award in East Devon locality for university tuition)
      • Benefactors Scholarship, Middle Temple 
  • Memberships

      • Chancery Bar Association
      • Property Bar Association
      • International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation    
      • INSOL
      • COMBAR
      • Inter-pacific Bar Association
      • Attendee at various C5 Fraud and Asset Tracing Recovery forums

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