Year of Call: 2008
Cadi joined 9 Park Place in 2015 from Angel Chambers in Swansea. She specialises in family and regulatory law. In 2020 she was appointed a Deputy District Judge sitting in South Wales.
Cadi accepts instructions in all areas of family law. She is experienced in both private children matters and public law proceedings, and accepts instructions in financial remedy proceedings.
Cadi regularly represents parents in care proceedings involving allegations of neglect, sexual abuse, and non-accidental injury, and has acted on behalf of Local Authorities and on behalf of the child at all stages of proceedings.
Cadi’s private children practice encompasses applications under the CA 1989 and the FLA 1996, she is experienced in dealing with vulnerable clients including those lacking capacity and victims of domestic violence. Cadi has a particular interest in applications for leave to remove from the jurisdiction.
Regulatory and Disciplinary
Cadi’s practice encompasses all areas of regulatory and disciplinary misconduct hearings, particularly in the fields of education and health.
Cadi has successfully defended individuals in misconduct proceedings involving allegations of bullying, misappropriation of funds, racism, and sexually inappropriate behaviour before the National College for Teaching and Leadership and the General Teaching Council for Wales. She has acted on behalf of those in positions of leadership and has successfully defended registrants in high profile cases attracting national media interest, including the Birmingham Schools ‘Trojan Horse’ cases.
Cadi has been recognised as a highly effective advocate and as such is frequently instructed on behalf of the national regulators in fitness to practice hearings including the Education Workforce Council (previously GTCW), and the Health and Care Professions Council. Additionally she previously sat as the legal advisor to the lay panel of School Admissions appeals.
Cadi is available to provide written advice and submissions and has experience of successfully resisting inclusion on the adult and children’s barred list of the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The Legal 500 2021 list Cadi as a Leading Junior in administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights). They comment "Frequently instructed on behalf of and against regulators in fitness to practice hearings."
Cadi is recognised as a leading junior in respect of regulatory law and appears in the Legal 500 list of recommended juniors in this field. The 2018 edition said she was "recommended for disciplinary hearings in the field of education and healthcare" whilst the 2017 edition reported that she was "experienced in disciplinary hearings."
Cadi is a fluent Welsh speaker and is available for instruction to conduct trials, conferences, and to provide written advice through the medium of Welsh.
Cardiff University, Law & Welsh LLB (2:1)
Cardiff Law School, Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding)
The Angel Chambers Prize for Best Performance in Advocacy
The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
The Family Law Bar Association (FLBA)
The Bar Pro Bono Unit
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)