Year of call: 2008
Clerk: Michael Lieberman
Gareth has developed a busy and diverse common law practice and accepts instructions in family, personal injury, civil and criminal matters.
He has a wide experience of family practice and routinely deals with private children applications, for parents and grandparents, and has recently been involved in a series of internal relocation cases, successfully preventing relocation from South Wales in the first and ensuring relocation plans succeeded in the second. Gareth has a growing practice in public law applications and regularly represents parents and local authorities in the Family Proceedings Court and County Court. Gareth handles ancillary relief work, obtaining advantageous and sensible outcomes for his clients. Gareth has assisted at all stages of injunction proceedings, securing non-molestation orders and occupation orders for vulnerable clients.
Gareth handles a broad range of civil work encompassing written advice, the settling of pleadings and the representation of parties at court. He is regularly instructed in fast track workplace and highway personal injury claims as well as contractual and tortious claims, housing matters and representation at Coroner’s inquests.
Gareth is able to receive Public Access instructions, which means that members of the public can receive advice and representation without needing to go to a solicitor first. For more information about the Public Access scheme please view our dedicated Public Access page.
In his criminal practice, Gareth has undertaken a variety of instructions in the Crown Court, representing the Crown and defendants in appeals from the Magistrates’ Court, committals for sentence and trial matters. Educated at Cardiff University and a former Army officer with the Royal Welsh, Gareth has represented soldiers in various disciplinary proceedings and is interested in expanding his practice to include all aspects of military law and courts-martial.