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, employment and education practice. In 2019 she was appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge in the County Court.
Carys’ County Court and High Court Practice concentrates on chancery, business and property work including co-habitation and trusts disputes.
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. Carys has particular experience and expertise representing Local Authorities in education matters.
Carys regularly appears before the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales. She works closely with a number of Local Authorities advising in the preparation and opposition of appeals, and thereafter represents Local Authorities in appeals brought by parents in relation to Statements of Special Educational Needs and allegations of discrimination.
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.
The Legal 500 2019 recommends Carys as a Leading Junior (Tier 1) in relation to property disputes commenting that she is ‘Particularly recommended for land registration and beneficial interest disputes.’.
Previous editions of The Legal 500 recommend Carys for her employment work reporting that she is "recommended for discrimination cases, unfair dismissals and equal pay disputes." and "experienced in the full range of employment cases."
In 2016 Carys 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.