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Micaila Williams


Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court) 2022
Treasury Counsel Pathway Cohort of 2022

Optimus Chambers was originally set up in 2012 when Micaila Williams decided to leave conventional private practice and work alone in an attempt to have more control over her work/home life balance.


Subsequently, she was provided with an opportunity to work in house at a High Street firm of Solicitors and Optimus Chambers was put to bed for a few years whilst she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience which can only be gained from a busy High Street firm.


Since her return to private practice, Micaila has been keen to keep a varied practice with her prime focus on client care and achieving a sense of justice for them, whatever their problems.

Upon recommendation by the Lord Chief Justice, Micaila was appointed  in 2022 as a Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court) to sit at Nottingham Magistrates' Court amongst other locations.  This is a part-time role and as such, Micaila will still be able to undertake work in private practice.

Micaila was called to the Bar in 2004 and began practice immediately focussing on Criminal Law.  She has since then obtained her Duty Solicitor Qualification and Police Station Accreditation so she is able to represent Clients from the Police Station right the way through to the European Court of Human Rights if required!


With a broad range of experience and knowledge she can provide advice and assistance across most every day legal issues for Business and Individuals.


Micaila is also able to accept instructions from members of the public directly under the Public Access Scheme and is authorised to conduct litigation.

As a Grade 2 Prosecutor, Micaila intends to apply for Grade 3 and RASSO at the next application date, but in the mean time has been accepted onto the Treasury Counsel Pathway.  One of 8, she is now part of a 12-month positive action scheme for advocates who have the potential to become Treasury Counsel in the future - particularly those from underrepresented group, or who may not, ordinarily, see themselves as Treasury Counsel.


  • Grade 2 Prosecutor

  • Public Access Qualified

  • Duty Solicitor Qualification

  • Police Station Accreditation

  • Authorised to Conduct Litigation

  • Diploma in Business Law

  • GDPR Certificate

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Optimus Legal Services

Micaila is able to refer work to a sister Company , Optimus Legal Services run by Gavin Garrity.

Optimus Legal Services provide a very flexible approach to providing  legal enforcement & debt collection services for individuals and businesses alike.  Although based in Northamptonshire, they are able to take instructions throughout England & Wales on all matters.​


Providing a number of “off the shelf” services including:-

  • Personal Debt Collection

  • Commercial Debt Collection

  • Process Serving

  • Evictions

  • Forfeitures

  • CRAR


Together Optimus Legal Services and Optimus Chambers can provide a cradle to grave service for all your personal or business related legal issues, wholesale or ad hoc to suit your needs.



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