Sir Wyn Williams has been appointed to the role of President of Welsh Tribunals, a new senior judicial position created by the Wales Act 2017 and the first senior judicial role which relates solely to Wales.
The President of Welsh Tribunals will provide judicial leadership to support the independence and effectiveness of the Welsh Tribunals.
Sir Wyn Williams was born and raised in Ferndale in the Rhondda. He was called to the Bar in 1974 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He was appointed a High Court Judge in 2007.
Between January 2012 and December 2015 he was a presiding judge for Wales becoming the Senior Presiding Judge in January 2014.
Sir Wyn Williams said,
“I am very pleased to have been appointed the first President of Welsh Tribunals. These tribunals have an important role in the Welsh legal landscape and I look forward to playing a part in ensuring that they provide access to justice in a modern and efficient manner.”