Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies

Year of Call: 2011
Clerk: Michael Lieberman

  • Rhys currently accepts instructions in civil litigation, immigration, family and regulatory law.

    In 2017 he was appointed to the B Panel of the Welsh Government's Panel of Approved Counsel and was re-appointed from 1st March 2021 for a further five years.  In 2018 Rhys was appointed to the C Panel of the Attorney General's Civil Counsel Regional Panel and he was re-appointed and re-graded to the B Panel, for a further five years, from 1st March 2021.  In 2019 he was appointed to the C Panel of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Approved Counsel.

    He regularly appears in the County Court and has been instructed in High Court injunctive and enforcement proceedings. His recent and current caseload includes:

    • Breach of contract
    • Consumer Credit
    • Costs
    • Credit hire (please see below)
    • Housing and Homelessness 
    • Insolvency
    • Inheritance Act
    • Landlord and Tenant 
    • Personal Injury
    • Sale of Goods and Supply of Goods and Services
    • TOLATA
    • Equality Act 2010 proceedings
    • ECHR proceedings

He has extensive experience in asylum and immigration appeals in both the First-Tier and Upper Tribunal. He appeared in the reported case of The Secretary of State and MAB, an Upper Tribunal deportation appeal, which can be found at [2015] UKUT 435 (IAC) . Additionally, he has Public Law experience gained in cases where he has been instructed on behalf of appellants in judicial review applications, including applications for emergency injunctions. He has also been instructed by the Secretary of State to review and draft Grounds of Appeal against Tribunal decisions. His immigration experience includes: 

  • Applications to extend/vary leave to remain
  • Asylum and Humanitarian Protection
  • Bail Applications
  • Deportation
  • Entry Clearance
  • Nationality
  • Points Based System applications
  • Settlement applications
  • Points Based System applications
  • The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006
  • Visa Applications

Rhys accepts instructions in public and private law  proceedings and injunctive applications.  He is experienced in acting on behalf of Local Authorities, parents, guardians and extended family members.  Rhys has been instructed in proceedings involving allegations of neglect, non-accidntal injury and sexual abuse.  He is also experienced in proceedings involving internal and international relocation applications.

Rhys has experience of representing vulnerable clients, including those with learning and mental health difficulties.

Rhys also has experience in divorce and financial remedy proceedings.

A Welsh speaker, Rhys was educated at Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron. He studied Law and Criminology at Cardiff University, followed by the Bar Professional Training Course, at Cardiff Law School. Recent articles by Rhys include: