Catullus: Shibari Carmina (Carcanet): info and reviews here. 'Williams has served up what is possibly one of the most exciting translation volumes of recent years.' - New Welsh Review

Get the lowdown on the highest court in the land

The Supreme Court: a guide for bears is available from the UK Supreme Court, bookshops and Amazon at £6.95, or email me your order (£2.80 UK p&p).

"An absolute joy" - @davidallengreen

"Clever, funny, informative." - Ann McAllister, Judge

"A charming guide for children and adults alike." - Joshua Rozenberg

Paperback, 32pp, 8" x 10", illustrated in colour, ISBN 978-1-9997146-2-8

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I've written and illustrated a chapter for Design in Legal Education (Routledge, 2022) and made a short video about it here.

Cover illustrations

Challenging Private Law: Lord Sumption on the Supreme Court edited by William Day and Sarah Worthington (Hart Publishing)

A Court of Specialists: Judicial Behavior on the Supreme Court by Chris Hanretty (OUP)

Debating Judicial Appointments in an Age of Diversity edited by Graham Gee and Erika Rackley (Routledge)

BVL: Model Law Commission Report, annually 2017-2021

Book/article illustrations

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook

Proof, the print magazine of The Justice Gap: illustrations 2019; article about drawing in court 2017; launch issue 2016.

The Presidents' Hammers edited by Diego Tonus includes court sketches.

Not Only Ropes produced by Andrea Ropes and Davide Conti includes shibari drawings.

Kancer Sutra for Sheffield University in Configurations (Johns Hopkins University Press)


Catullus: Exeter University seminar; Royal Over-Seas League; Sloane Club 2021

Universities (court drawing): Queen Mary University of London 2021; Essex 2016, 2017, 2019; Sussex: talk for Art/Law Network 2018; Aberystwyth 2015; Birkbeck 2013

Örebro University, Sweden: International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law 2018

JW3, London: art and law salon 2017

Lincoln's Inn: Judicial Images workshop, Birkbeck/LSE 2015

University of Porto, O Estranho e o Estrangeiro: Arquitectura, Justiça e Teatro: talk 2015

St Mary's University, Twickenham, Centre for Law and Culture: (In)visibility 2016; Visualising Law and Gender 2014

UK Supreme Court: Museums at Night 2014

Cartoon County, Brighton, 2014; Laydeez Do Comics, London, 2013


Kensington Town Hall: Notting Hill Carnival drawings on display 2019

Carnival Village Trust, Notting Hill: multi-media art competition, 'Carnival Captured' (second prize) 2017

School of Advanced Study, Senate House, University of London: solo exhibition, The Body of Law, in the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies' public engagement programme, 2016. Reviewed by ICLR and Talking Humanities.

Oslo, gallery VI, VII: solo exhibition 'Back to Life' 2015. Reviewed Flash Art, featured Contemporary Art Daily.

Pinsent Masons, Broadgate: solo exhibition of Supreme Court drawings, featured by @infolawcentre, 2015.


On 27 February 2019 my late father would have been 100 years old.

Emily Allbon of City Law School curates 'the less textual legal gallery' tl;dr, a colourful and entertaining resource.

International Journal for the Semiotics of Law: the drawing arc (street, Occupy, court, shibari) 2019

'Inhuman horror': my UK Supreme Court blog features in an article in International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 2019.

Proof, The Justice Gap's print magazine: Drawing the Line 2017

The Amorist: article about shibari for launch issue, 2017; reviewed Welsh National Opera's Der Rosenkavalier and National Gallery exhibition Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell.

Senate House, London: I drew the goings-on at the Dada-inspired Salon Voltaire, 2016.

University of Porto, O Estranho e o Estrangeiro: Arquitectura, Justiça e Teatro: live-drawing 2015

Counsel magazine: Picture-blogging in the Supreme Court 2014

I started drawing people in Portobello Road and wrote this article in ES Magazine in 2011, before drawing Occupy protest camps; both feature on my blog about live drawing. My other blog is about drawing shibari.