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Chambers of Paul Hopkins QC

9-10 PARK PLACE, CARDIFF, CF10 3DP, WALES
Tel:
Work 029 2038 2731
Fax:
Fax 029 2022 2542
DX:
50751 CARDIFF-2
Email:
Web:
www.9parkplace.co.uk

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Park Place is highly reputable and adept across an array of practice areas; it is especially well known for crime, family and civil law. The civil team works on planning disputes, general commercial and chancery matters, personal injury and public law. The crime group and family group also provide comprehensive coverage. Michael Lieberman is the senior clerk. Office in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Park Place is highly reputable and adept across an array of practice areas; it is especially well known for crime, family and civil law. The civil team works on planning disputes, general commercial and chancery matters, personal injury and public law. The crime group and family group also provide comprehensive coverage. Michael Lieberman is the senior clerk. Office in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

The 9 Park Place commercial team handles Chancery cases, commercial litigation and insolvency matters. Members have recently been involved in disputes concerning wills, TOLATA, bankruptcy and partnership disputes.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Emyr Jones - 9 Park PlaceHe has a broad practice encompassing insolvency, Chancery and commercial litigation.

Ranked: tier 1

Gwydion Hughes - 9 Park PlaceExperienced in Chancery cases involving contentious trusts and probate.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kember - 9 Park PlaceHighly experienced in Chancery law.

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

9 Park Place is home to well-known practitioners with construction, engineering and planning expertise. Emyr Jones recently appeared in a public inquiry into a £315m project to build a motorsport facility with retail outlets and a hotel in Ebbw Vale. Wind farms and motorway projects have also been areas of activity.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Emyr Jones - 9 Park PlaceHighly experienced in construction and planning disputes.

Ranked: tier 1

Phillip Morris - 9 Park PlaceDeals with building disputes, planning matters and judicial reviews.

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

9 Park Place is best known for cases involving historical sexual abuse and large-scale fraud, where the team defends and prosecutes. Major cases for 2015 include Heath Edwards’ appearance at the Court of Appeal in Charlton & Ali v R, representing the appellant against his conviction of murder in the 1990s. Gregg Taylor QC retired in April 2016.

Crime – Leading juniors

David Elias - 9 Park PlaceExperienced in a wide range of serious crime cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Pearson - 9 Park PlaceHighly experienced in cases involving serious sexual offences and dishonesty issues.

Ranked: tier 1

Heath Edwards - 9 Park PlaceHe has a broad criminal practice with particular expertise in large-scale drug and fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Cobbe - 9 Park PlaceExperienced in cases involving historic sexual abuse.

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Roberts - 9 Park PlaceWell known for both sexual offences and fraud cases.

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

9 Park Place handles the full range of employment cases, acting for both employers and employees. In 2015, Richard Kember acted for the successful respondent, a former director of a company, in an appeal concerning restrictive covenants.

Employment – Leading juniors

Carys Williams - 9 Park PlaceExperienced in the full range of employment cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Phillip Morris - 9 Park PlaceRecommended for cases concerning TUPE and discrimination.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kember - 9 Park PlaceExperienced in senior employee and directors’ claims.

Ranked: tier 1

Robert Vernon - 9 Park PlaceHe has a broad practice encompassing all forms of discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal.

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

At 9 Park Place, members are well versed in all areas of family law; they handle family finance disputes, private law children cases and public care proceedings. On the care side, the set is active in cases involving sexual and physical abuse, and counsel represent local authorities, parents and guardians. Owen Thomas recently handled a case concerning forced marriage and honour-based violence.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Paul Hopkins QC - 9 Park PlaceA family law specialist with vast experience in difficult and sensitive cases.

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Andrew Barcello - 9 Park PlaceAn expert in Children Act proceedings.

Ranked: tier 1

Christina Thomas - 9 Park PlaceShe specialises in public law children cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Felstead - 9 Park PlaceHe specialises in finance cases involving businesses and trusts.

Ranked: tier 1

Eifion Williams - 9 Park PlaceExperienced in a range of areas including financial remedy.

Ranked: tier 1

Katherine Broadhurst - 9 Park PlaceAn expert in both private and public law children cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Lisa Thomas - 9 Park PlaceShe handles financial remedy disputes, care proceedings and private law cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Barry - 9 Park PlaceKnowledgeable on financial remedy cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Owen Thomas - 9 Park PlaceHe has a broad practice including public law care proceedings.

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Miller - 9 Park PlaceHighly regarded for public law children cases.

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Wales and Chester Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

9 Park Place (Cardiff)

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Property

9 Park Place’s property practice focuses on Chancery-related property law. Emyr Jones recently acted for a family in a long-running case relating to the ownership of 8.1 hectares of woodland next to the family house.

Property – Leading juniors

Emyr Jones - 9 Park PlaceKnowledgeable in adverse possession and landlord and tenant work.

Ranked: tier 1

Gareth Thomas - 9 Park PlaceRecommended for boundary disputes, adverse possession claims, and sales and trusts of land.

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

Very competent public law set9 Park Place deals with immigration and asylum cases and accordingly has a human rights practice. Recent cases concern asylum claims and appeals against deportation. Christian Jowett left to join Thirty Park Place Chambers in September 2015.

Public law – Leading juniors

Nuhu Gobir - 9 Park PlaceAn expert in immigration matters.

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

9 Park Place houses experts in health and safety cases and licensing disputes.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

David Elias - 9 Park PlaceAn experienced advocate in health and safety cases.

Ranked: tier 1

Michael Hammett - 9 Park PlaceAn expert in licensing matters.

Ranked: tier 1

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