Mervyn Williams is a solicitor specialising in all aspects of criminal defence.

Mervyn has been with the firm since 1997, qualifying as a solicitor in 1974 after attending Liverpool University. During his time at WBW Solicitors he has worked exclusively in crime but his particular areas of specialisation arc serious drug offences and crimes of violence.

Mervyn was born in 1949 and lives in Torquay. Since qualification he has covered most areas of legal work prior to joining WBW Solicitors, he has been a member of the Regional Duty Solicitor Committee since 1989 and has been Chairman of that committee since 2001. For many years he was a part time lecturer in law covering ILEX qualifications and “A’ Level law.

Mervyn is a member of the Torbay Duty Solicitor Scheme and was responsible for the establishment of that scheme In 1976/1977.

From an early age Mervyn has competed in a number of sports and has coached others in many sports including football, athletics, gymnastics and squash. He has been a governor of local schools for the past 12 years and is currently a governor at Torquay Boys Grammar School.


Thank you for putting my mind at rest and thank you for all your help. You are, by far, the best solicitor and I will always come to you for help.
I must thank you for your kindness and time you spent for me. Your legal advice shed light on me during the darkest hours of my life. I cannot express enough thankfulness for your valuable legal advice and kindness.
From the moment I met Mr Williams he has been nothing but extraordinarily supportive. I would honestly say that I felt as if I was his only client. Along the way he was meticulously organised and attentive which took the toll away from me. I would like to pass on my thanks and gratitude to this very kind, caring, measured, polite and clever man who I will be eternally grateful to.