Rhian became a tenant at Iscoed Chambers in September 2016 having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Ben Blakemore (Civil), Philippa Ashworth (Family) and Robin Rouch (Crime).
Since joining Iscoed Chambers, Rhian has developed a busy Family and Civil practice. Rhian has been acknowledged for her thorough preparation and for her ability to provide sensible, calm and able representation.
Rhian completed the Bar Professional Training Course at Cardiff University obtaining an Outstanding grade.
Rhian undertakes work across all areas of family law. Prior to commencing pupillage, Rhian worked as paralegal to the family team at Clarke Willmott LLP gaining experience of financial remedy proceedings and TOLATA disputes. She is a member of the Family Law Bar Association.
Rhian has a particular interest in financial remedy proceedings including Schedule 1 Children Act claims and claims by intervenors. She frequently represents clients at all stages including MPS, first appointments, FDR appointments, final hearings, enforcement applications and appeals. Prior to any hearing, she will prepare relevant documentation including a case summary and schedule of assets.
Rhian represents parents, grandparents and children in private law matters. She is frequently instructed in applications for Section 8 orders including Child Arrangement and Prohibited Steps Orders.
Rhian is often instructed in care proceedings and has experience of representing the Local Authority, parents and children at all stages of proceedings. She is often instructed to undertake drafting work including threshold documents. She has experience of cross-examining a range of witnesses including social workers, expert witnesses (paediatricians, psychologists, drug and alcohol scientists) and Guardians.
Rhian has experience across a broad range of civil litigation but now limits her practice to cohabitation disputes (TOLATA) and personal injury.
Rhian is frequently instructed in personal injury cases including workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, tripping/slipping and industrial disease (NIHL, HAVS, occupational asthma, occupational dermatitis). She is a member of the Personal Injury Bar Association.
Rhian appears in both the High Court and the County Court dealing regularly with TOLATA claims in relation to property, usually in co-ownership claims between cohabiting partners.
Rhian acts for both Claimants and Defendants and regularly appears in hearings on the small claims track, fast track and multi-track. She is happy to accept instructions for written opinions on liability and quantum and for drafting pleadings and is willing to accept suitable instructions on a Conditional Fee Agreement basis.