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Leading Juniors

Matthew Wyard – 3PB ‘He quickly picks the issues in the case and is particularly great in a round table meeting which includes litigants in person. He is able to clearly take the parties through the main issues, which helps to progress the matter and discussion.’
Nia Gowman30 Park Place Chambers ‘She is the leading barrister in Wales for Court of Protection work. Her knowledge and understanding of the law is excellent. She is great with clients, both lay and professional. She also gets on well with judges. Her advocacy is top-notch.’
Rebecca Harrington30 Park Place ChambersShe is very competent and professional in her advocacy skills. Her attention to detail is extremely impressive, and she fiercely puts her client’s case forward with care and accuracy.  She is never too busy to speak to her clients and makes herself available.’ 

Rising Stars

Laura Shepherd30 Park Place Chambers 'She is an articulate and persuasive advocate. She is meticulous in her preparation and is very popular with clients for her calm, straight-talking approach and clear advice.  She is a pleasure to work with.' 

Court of Protection and community care in Regional Bar

30 Park Place

Members of 30 Park Place Chambers have extensive experience acting for local authorities, health boards, family members and protected parties in relation to both deprivation of liberty safeguards and financial disputes in the Court of Protection. Members also regularly advise and represent individuals and statutory bodies in respect of powers and duties under the community care legislation. Head of team Rebecca Harrington is ‘very good with clients’ and is primarily involved in welfare cases. Nia Gowman is ‘knowledgeable, practical, and robust’ and with Welsh language proficiency is regularly instructed by local authorities, health boards, the Official Solicitor, and family members in Mental Capacity Act 2005 and inherent jurisdiction applications, as well as sitting as a deputy district judge. Rhian Jones represents a wide range of parties in relation to health, while Laura Shepherd gives ‘practical and clear advice’ and is building a Court of Protection practice founded on s21A appeals against standard authorisations.


‘Overall a very good set, with strength in depth.’

‘This chambers is regarded by many as the leading set in South wales for Court of Protection work.’

‘This chambers is probably first choice for most solicitors in South Wales when dealing with Court of Protection cases.’

‘The clerks are always helpful and quick to respond to queries.’

‘All clerks are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly.’