Kerry Williams
Kerry Williams
Position: Partner, Healthcare Sector Group Head
Practice: Public Law
Office: Johannesburg
Telephone: +27 11 530 5805

Kerry Williams is a partner in the Public Law Practice and heads the Healthcare Sector Group at Webber Wentzel.

She specialises in administrative and constitutional law, human rights law, government decision-making, government contracting, health law, price regulation and policy, public procurement law, transport law and access to information.

Before joining Webber Wentzel in 2004, Kerry worked as a legal researcher for Justice C O'Regan at the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She has published on various topics including on pharmaceutical price regulation, the commercialisation of health care, prosecuting perpetrators of hate crimes and legalising same-sex marriage in South Africa. She is currently a member of the African Leadership Network, she was a member of the Medicines Control Council Legal Committee for two years and has given guest lectures at the University of Cape Town and the University of Witwatersrand on South African Administrative Law.

Kerry has a first class BA (Honours in African Studies) and a cum laude LLB from the University of Cape Town. She also has an LLM (Public Law) degree, with distinction, from the University of London, United Kingdom and a Masters in Public Administration from The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, United States of America.

Areas of expertise
  • Administrative law – with particular expertise in relation to judicial reviews and the administrative/ labour law divide
  • Constitutional law – including Bill of Rights advice
  • Health law
  • Price regulation and public policy
  • Public procurement law
  • Transport law
  • Access to information
  • Named by Who's Who Legal 2016 - 2017 as a leading lawyer (Life Sciences - Regulatory)
  • Nominated to be a member of the African Leadership Network (2014).
  • Member of the Medicines Control Council Legal Committee, a committee established by the Minister of Health in terms of the Medicines and Related Substances Act (2010 - 2011).
  • Winner of the Ismael Mohamed Law Reform Essay Prize awarded by the South African Law Reform Commission (2002).