Back to United Kingdom - The Bar

Leading Juniors

Sam Aynsley – 30 Park Place ChambersHe is extremely knowledgeable and capable. He has an exceptional manner with clients and deals with them in a straightforward, approachable and efficient way and presents every aspect of the case to them very clearly. Instructing solicitors have every confidence in him and clients do too. He is eloquent in court and authoritative, and commands respect.’ 
Gwydion Hughes9 Park PlaceHe is an excellent advocate, and cross-examination is a real strength of his.  He is easy to work with and the clients are always very pleased with him and are grateful that he is on their side.  He is the stand out junior in the South Wales market in the field of contentious probate, although he is equally reliable and knowledgeable in other disciplines. It is a pleasure to work with him.’
Julian Reed – Pump Court ChambersHis attention to detail and calm manner make him a barrister of choice. His instructing solicitors would never want to be cross-examined by him; he will take the other side's witness by hand and lead them right where they do not want to go.’ 

Chancery, probate, and tax in Regional Bar

9 Park Place

9 Park Place is a ‘well-respected Cardiff set with high quality counsel’ offering expertise in a broad range of Chancery matters, particularly disputes concerning contested wills, probate, and trusts. Gwydion Hughes heads the team and primarily handles probate and inheritance tax work. Richard Kember is now a circuit judge in Cardiff Crown Court.


‘The civil team, and in particular Michael Lieberman, provide a most efficient service ensuring effective communication with counsel.’

‘The chief clerk is always very helpful.’

‘There are several members of chambers I have begun to instruct over the past few years. My core work is chancery and commercial and with their depth of counsel, I would rarely need to go further afield.’

‘There are few barristers elsewhere in the South Wales area covering chancery and commercial with sufficient knowledge of the area. I instruct counsel to add value to my work, this is one of the few sets that can do that.’

‘A well respected Cardiff set with high quality counsel.’ 

‘The clerks are efficient, approachable and responsive.’