Owen Prys Lewis > Chambers of Paul Hopkins QC > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Paul Hopkins QC
9 Park Place
9-10 PARK PLACE
CARDIFF
CF10 3DP
Wales
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Position

Owen handles a broad range of contractual disputes including building and construction work. He has recently appeared in cases involving a contract for the reconstruction of a racing car and a maritime partnership dispute. In the field of landlord and tenant Owen regularly appears for both lessor and lessee. He has recently appeared in cases involving commercial leases and in housing disputes. Owen also regularly acts in property disputes and his recent court appearances in this field have involved a dispute over a water supply and right of way which included prohibitory injunctions as well an environmental dispute concerning a property in Aberystwyth and a dispute involving trespass and nuisance. In personal injury matters Owen is used to representing both claimants and defendants. In addition to road traffic cases he has experience in employment-related accidents as well as in cases involving deafness and asbestos-related conditions. In 2010 he appeared for the claimant in the Court of Appeal case of Keir v Morrison Supermarkets ltd where the court upheld damages awarded to the claimant for liquid gas burns suffered whilst filling his vehicle with petroleum gas. Owen undertakes a wide range of tribunal work: (a) in the Lands Tribunal he has recently appeared in cases involving title to unregistered land and the ownership of common land; (b) in disciplinary tribunals he appears for both employers and employees and recently handled a dispute between a school headmistress and her local authority employer; (c) he represented a social worker at a hearing conducted by the Care Council of Wales concerning her fitness to practise. Owen’s employment practice includes employment tribunals such as, by way of recent example, acting on behalf of a local authority in Anglesey against a senior employee and appearing for a wealth management company in an unfair dismissal case. Owen is a fluent Welsh speaker who is able to undertake cases through the medium of Welsh.

Career

Called 1985.

Education

Owen studied at the University of Aberystwyth and undertook a post-graduate degree at the University of Cambridge before going to the Inns of Court School of law in London.