John Wyn Williams appears on behalf of solicitor in fraud and forgery case

May 28, 2019

A former solicitor has been jailed for four years and two months after admitting changing clients’ wills for his own benefit.

Peter Charles Davies, 62, from Abergwyngregyn, near Bangor, Gwynedd, cost them £241,000 combined, Mold Crown Court was told.

Davies admitted seven charges including fraud and forgery between 2010 and 2016.

He admitted three fraud charges, two counts of forgery, concealing criminal property and using a false instrument by submitting a forged will to a probate registry.

John Wyn Williams from Exchange Chambers, mitigating for the former solicitor, said his client had asked him to publicly apologise to the families affected, and his colleagues.

He said the defendant had amassed debts but that there was no extravagant lifestyle.

A total of £44,000 has since been repaid, the court heard.

An investigation under the Proceeds of Crime Act will take place.

John Wyn Williams was instructed by Strain and Company.

John is a senior criminal practitioner who defends and prosecutes serious matters in the Crown Court. He has defended and prosecuted homicide along with the defence of hundreds of serious sexual offences and rape cases. He is on the CPS Specialist Rape Panel. He also deals with serious fraud cases.

He is a member of the criminal department at Exchange Chambers.