Year of call: 2007
Clerk: Michael Lieberman
Recommended in the Legal 500 for consecutive years, Carys is a fluent Welsh speaker who has developed a successful civil, chancery and employment practice. In 2016 she appeared in the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal on behalf of the Respondent Local Authority in the case of Lee (Flowers) v. Cardiff County Council, in a case which considered the interpretation and scope of changes to Part 83 of the Civil Procedure Rules relating to the issuing of warrants of possession that were brought in to force in April 2014.
The Legal 500 2016 recommends Carys as a Leading Junior for her employment work reporting that she is "experienced in the full range of employment cases." The 2015 edition confirms that "she has extensive expertise in wrongful and unfair dismissal, equal pay and discrimination," whilst the 2014 edition noted that she is "knowledgeable in all aspects of employment law.”
Practicing predominately in civil and chancery Carys has a specific interest in the following areas:
- Wills and probate
- Land disputes
- Landlord and tenant
Carys also practices in employment (see her employment profile here).
As well as working in the County Court and High Court, Carys has considerable experience in a wide range of tribunals including:
- Land Registration Division of the Property Chamber (First-tier Tribunal)
- Special Educational Needs Tribunal
- First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber)
- First-tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation)
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Professional Conduct Panel of the National College for Teaching and Leadership
- Fitness to Practice Committee of the Education Workforce Council for Wales.
An excellent advocate, Carys is approachable, versatile and adopts a common-sense approach to the practicalities and realities of litigation. She accepts work under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme.
Carys studied at Cardiff University and at Cardiff Law School where, in 2007, she won Lincoln’s Inn’s Buchanan Prize for achievement on the Bar Vocational Course before becoming a freelance County Court Advocate practicing in South Wales and the West Midlands. Carys joined 9 Park Place Chambers in 2008.