is the given name of the British lawyer, commercial consultant and writer, who has also written under the pen names Richard Hugo
(not to be confused with an American author of the same name) and Alexander Mollin
Born and brought up in Oldham, Lancashire, England, Williams graduated in Law and Sociology at Durham University, was called to the bar in 1970. He practiced law for a number of years before changing to a career of legal and commercial work in the construction industry. He is married with three children.
His work as an author falls under four categories:
- Crime stories as Jim Williams
- Non-fiction as Jim Williams
- A single historical romance as Alexander Mollin
- Thrillers as Richard Hugo