Areas of Expertise
Alys joined Chambers in September 2017, after completing her pupillage under the supervision of Richard Cole and Simon Hughes. She has a busy practice with a particular emphasis on personal injury, commercial, property and public law.
A native Welsh speaker, Alys is originally from North Wales and attended the University of Liverpool. She is happy to accept instructions through the medium of Welsh.
· Ysgol Glan-y-Mor, Pwllheli
· University of Liverpool (1st Class)
· Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Manchester (Very Competent)
Alys accepts instructions in administrative and public law. She has appeared for police forces in proceedings relating to various civil orders, including domestic violence protection orders, sexual harm prevention orders and confiscation orders. She has been instructed numerous times in applications for disclosure of family court proceedings. She has also appeared on behalf of HMRC in confiscation proceedings. Alys has acted in a number of Judicial Review claims including on behalf of police forces, local authorities and both Claimants and the Secretary of State for the Home Department in the immigration arena.
She has been instructed multiple times to act as a legal clerk to the Independent School Appeals Panel, on admission and exclusion appeals, including for appeals through the medium of Welsh.
Alys has acted in and advised on a wide variety of commercial and insolvency matters and is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Examples of her work in this area include pursuing and opposing applications to set aside statutory demands for both individuals and companies, and advising on the enforcement of agreements regulated by the Consumer Credit Act, as well as bankruptcy and administration proceedings.
She has acted in numerous claims involving contractual disputes and has significant experience dealing with claims/counterclaims alleging misrepresentation, and disputing the validity of agreements based on mistake, undue influence or illegality. She has acted from small claim to multi-track level in claims involving issues of reasonable care and skill in contracts for supply of services and acted for both Claimants and Defendants in a number of Consumer Rights Act 2015 cases.
Alys has appeared in a wide range of immigration matters. She regularly appears in bail applications and appeals before the First-Tier Tribunal and appeals to the Upper Tribunal across the spectrum of immigration law including asylum, human rights claims and deportation. She has been instructed to seek urgent stays on removal, draft grounds for judicial review, and has appeared before the Upper Tribunal in judicial review proceedings relating to fresh claims as well as the High Court on behalf of the SSHD.
Alys is developing a varied personal injury practice. She regularly acts for both Claimants and Defendants in all types of hearings including applications, infant settlement hearings, Stage 3 hearings and in trials at both Fast Track and Multi-Track level. She has previously advised on liability in all areas of personal injury law. She has experience of industrial disease, Animals Act, public liability, employers’ liability, fatal accidents, injuries abroad and occupiers’ liability claims. More recently she has advised on psychiatric injury and secondary victim claims and on questions of capacity. She has experience of dealing with claims involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
She is willing to accept instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate and will always strive to return paper work quickly.
Alys has appeared for police forces in proceedings relating to various civil orders, including domestic violence protection orders and breaches of domestic violence protection orders, sexual harm prevention orders and confiscation orders. She is keen to develop this area of her practice.
Alys has gained a wide range of experience in this area of law. She has advised on and acted in disputes on surrender of lease, relief from forfeiture, boundary disputes, proprietary estoppel claims, common intention constructive trusts, as well as possession claims of all levels for both Claimants and Defendants, in addition to advising on unlawful eviction claims.
Alys’ possession instructions include multi-track mortgage possession trials, and advising, drafting and acting in possession claims for both Claimants and Defendants involving disrepair, anti-social behaviour, rent arrears, breach of tenancy, trespass, claims for injunctive relief, and Article 8 and proportionality defences.
She is also regularly instructed in applications for occupation orders.