Dafydd Paxton

Dafydd Paxton

Dafydd Paxton

Year of Call: 2010

Clerk: Lesley Haikney  

Dafydd joined Chambers in February 2018, from Unity Street Chambers in Bristol. He is a specialist family law practitioner. Prior to qualifying as a barrister, he was a canoe slalom athlete, competing internationally for Wales and Great Britain.

Dafydd has a practice which covers all areas of family law, including private and public law children matters, domestic violence injunctions, cohabitation disputes and financial remedy proceedings.

Dafydd regularly represents parents in private law matters concerning child arrangements, specific issue orders and prohibited steps orders. He has acted in cases involving intractable contact disputes, applications to remove from the jurisdiction and serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse. Possessing a calm and reassuring manner, Dafydd is able to put nervous and vulnerable clients at their ease in what can be an intimidating environment.

In care proceedings, he represents parents, local authorities, guardians and other extended family members and has experience of cases involving allegations of non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. He has considerable experience of representing vulnerable clients, including those with learning difficulties, mental health issues and serious addiction problems.

Dafydd has considerable experience in dealing with financial relief proceedings, including cases involving large assets including businesses, pensions and trusts. He has been complimented on his assiduous case preparation and pro-active approach to negotiation.

Dafydd acts in cases where unmarried couples have separated and need to resolve their finances under TOLATA. He is adept at presenting this complex area of law to clients in plain, understandable terms.

Additionally, Dafydd has experience of representing parties in the Court of Protection in cases involving applications under the Mental Capacity Act to vary or terminate deprivation of liberty authorisations.