Tony Williams

Principal, Jomati Consultants LLP

Tony Williams is the principal of Jomati Consultants LLP, the leading UK based international management consultancy specialising in the legal profession. Jomati’s services are designed to support law rms, barristers chambers and in-house legal departments on a range of strategic issues. Prior to establishing Jomati Consultants, Tony had almost 20 years’ experience at Clifford Chance as a corporate lawyer, his last role as WorldwideManaging Partner. In 2000 he become Worldwide Managing Partner of Andersen Legal. He established Jomati Consultants in October 2002. In 2012 Jomati was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. In 2013 Tony was named in the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of 50 Business of LawTrailblazers & Pioneers as only one of two non-US based people named on the list. Tony is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law, and also a Non-Executive Member of the Board of the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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September 2021
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January 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many lawyers to work from home, has caused many to reconsider whether they still wish to practice in a traditional law firm or whether a more flexible model…
January 2021
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January 2021
Curiosity has led Bonnie Chan Yiting through the myriad of zig zags in her career. The current Head of Listing at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) was born and bred in Hong Kong. After…
January 2021
In the last nine months law firms have grappled with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Offices were closed, transport was disrupted and most economies experienced unprecedented falls in GDP…
November 2020
Since COVID-19 started spreading around the world law firms have, at speed, had to develop arrangements to allow their lawyers to work from home. As many law firms have reopened their offices and are…
October 2020
In the last year rarely a week has passed without a law firm announcing a new legal technology initiative or a new legal start up announcing the launch of a new legal technology offering. In the…
February 2020
Introduction This article considers the way in which small and medium sized law firms can achieve growth. It also examines the reasons for such firms to grow and the issues to consider before…
January 2020
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November 2019
In recent years the Big 4 accounting firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG and PwC) have made a renewed push into the legal sector. Asia Pacific appears to be a particular focus of their activity. This article…
December 2018
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November 2016
The Alternative Business Structure regime in the UK enables reserved legal services to be provided by bodies authorised by the relevant regulator and permits such providers to be wholly or partly…
July 2016