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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 has expertise across criminal, family and civil law. In 2018 Owen Thomas QC took silk; Natalie Sandercock joined from 30 Park Place Chambers; and Andrew Barcello and Robert Vernon were appointed to the district bench. The clerking service is β€˜first class; they maintain the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness’; β€˜they are very accommodating and always return calls promptly’. Senior clerk Michael Lieberman is β€˜excellent’ and senior family clerk Leslie Haikney is β€˜supremely efficient’. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Park Place has expertise across criminal, family and civil law. In 2018 Owen Thomas QC took silk; Natalie Sandercock joined from 30 Park Place Chambers; and Andrew Barcello and Robert Vernon were appointed to the district bench. The clerking service is β€˜first class; they maintain the perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness’; β€˜they are very accommodating and always return calls promptly’. Senior clerk Michael Lieberman is β€˜excellent’ and senior family clerk Leslie Haikney is β€˜supremely efficient’. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

The commercial team at 9 Park Place is instructed across a range of Chancery cases and commercial litigation; recent instructions include rights of way disputes and Inheritance Act claims.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Emyr Jones - 9 Park Place β€˜Experienced in Inheritance Act claims and property disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gwydion Hughes - 9 Park Place β€˜His advocacy skills are brilliant.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kember - 9 Park Place β€˜Highly experienced in land and probate disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

9 Park Place houses practitioners with expertise in planning and village green public inquiries and construction issues.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Emyr Jones - 9 Park Place β€˜Well known for handling public inquiries and planning work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Phillip Morris - 9 Park Place β€˜He has expertise in village green inquiries.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Crime

9 Park Place’s criminal team has a solid track record in handling serious fraud, murder, historic sexual abuse and multi-handed drugs conspiracies cases.

Crime – Leading silks

David Elias QC - 9 Park Place β€˜Very experienced in murder, serious sexual offences and drugs conspiracies cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

William Hughes QC - 9 Park Place β€˜His practice covers the gamut of serious crime cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Crime – Leading juniors

Elizabeth Pearson - 9 Park Place β€˜Recommended for cases involving serious sexual offences.’

Ranked: tier 1

Heath Edwards - 9 Park Place β€˜Recommended for multi-handed drugs conspiracies cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Roberts - 9 Park Place β€˜Well known for high-profile fraud and sexual offences cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Cobbe - 9 Park Place β€˜His broad practice covers murder, fraud and sexual offences matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Owen Williams - 9 Park Place β€˜Recommended for gross negligence manslaughter cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

Counsel at 9 Park Place handle the full range of employment cases, with notable strength in unfair dismissals, discrimination cases, equal pay matters, restraint of trade and TUPE. Robert Vernon was appointed to the bench in March 2018.

Employment – Leading juniors

Carys Williams - 9 Park Place β€˜Recommended for discrimination cases, unfair dismissals and equal pay disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Phillip Morris - 9 Park Place β€˜His practice includes unfair and constructive dismissal cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Kember - 9 Park Place β€˜Very experienced in discrimination cases relating to gender reassignment.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Family and children law

9 Park Place’s family team is adept at handling a broad spectrum of family law cases; recent instructions include cases of fabricated illness, private law children matters, financial remedy cases and care proceedings involving physical and sexual abuse. In 2018 Owen Thomas QC took silk; Natalie Sandercock joined from 30 Park Place Chambers; and Andrew Barcello was appointed to the bench.

Family and children law – Leading silks

Owen Thomas QC - 9 Park Place β€˜Highly recommended for a broad spectrum of family law matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Paul Hopkins QC - 9 Park Place β€˜His broad practice includes non-accidental injuries, fabricated illness and alleged radicalisation.’

Ranked: tier 1
Family and children law – Leading juniors

Christopher Felstead - 9 Park Place β€˜Extremely bright and gets to the crux of a case.’

Ranked: tier 1

David Gareth Evans - 9 Park Place β€˜He is exceptionally good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Lisa Thomas - 9 Park Place β€˜An excellent barrister.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Barry - 9 Park Place β€˜An excellent advocate who instils confidence in clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Natalie Sandercock - 9 Park Place β€˜A wonderful operator and a skilled negotiator.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Miller - 9 Park Place β€˜Recommended 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

Counsel at 9 Park Place have a solid track record in assisting clients with housing disputes, adverse possession claims and trespass and boundary issues.

Property – Leading juniors

Cerys Walters - 9 Park Place β€˜Recent work includes building disputes and adverse possession matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Emyr Jones - 9 Park Place β€˜Highly recommended for property disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gareth Thomas - 9 Park Place β€˜Noted for his experience in boundary disputes, trespass matters and Land Registration adjudications.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

9 Park Place houses Nuhu Gobir, who is well known for his expertise in immigration and asylum cases. In a recent work highlight he appeared in a successful appeal against the Home Office’s decision to refuse a Pakistani appellant’s application for a residence card to enable him to live with his wife, a Czech national, in the UK.

Public law – Leading juniors

Nuhu Gobir - 9 Park Place β€˜A very safe pair of hands for immigration cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Recent instructions at 9 Park Place include representing individuals from the area of education in professional misconduct cases.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading silks

David Elias QC - 9 Park Place β€˜Highly experienced in health and safety cases.’

Ranked: tier 1
Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Cadi Dewi - 9 Park Place β€˜Recommended for disciplinary hearings in the fields of education and healthcare.’

Ranked: tier 1

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