Cerys Ann Walters > 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

Position

Cerys currently accepts instructions in civil litigation, regulatory and family law matters. Her civil litigation practice covers traditional chancery work, including trusts and land disputes, commercial disputes involving landlord and tenant, and insolvency, along with general common law matters encompassing cases relating to personal injury, contractual disputes, actions against the police, sale of goods/supply of services (including building disputes), credit hire and housing, homelessness and anti-social behaviour (often involving Equality Act matters). Cerys accepts instructions at all levels of claim in these matters, including multi-track, and additionally has experience in costs matters, including costs and case management hearings. Cerys regularly advises upon and appears in regulatory matters, both in respect of authorities such as South Wales Police and Gwent Police, and private individuals. Her experience ranges from animal welfare, civil restraint and forfeiture, firearms licensing appeals, general licensing matters, proceeds of crime, closure orders, domestic violence protection orders and public interest immunity disclosure. In respect of anti-social behaviour, Cerys has been involved in advising upon and the preparation of some of the very first orders sought under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 (including injunctions, sexual harm prevention orders and sexual risk orders) by South Wales Police and Gwent Police, since its recent implementation. In respect of her family law practice, Cerys has substantial experience in private law disputes, as well as financial provision, cohabitation and TOLATA claims. In her chosen practice areas, Cerys is fully qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council’s Direct Access Scheme.

Career

Called 2009, Lincoln’s Inn.

Education

Blaengwawr Comprehensive School; Cardiff University (2008, LLB, first class honours; 2009, BVC outstanding).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Wales and Chester Circuit > Property

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Cerys Walters9 Park PlaceRecent cases include housing discrimination and homelessness matters..