Firm profile submitted by 9 Park Place
Head of Chambers: Paul Hopkins QC
Senior Clerk: Michael Lieberman
A multi-disciplinary set with 59 tenants, including five silks providing a comprehensive advisory and advocacy service to the legal community across Wales and beyond.
Principal Areas of Work
Administrative and local government: Public law, administrative, environmental, housing and planning.
Civil, chancery and commercial: Company/partnership disputes, building disputes. Chancery/land and property wills, trusts and probate issues, village green inquiries. Insolvency, bankruptcy, common law, landlord and tenant, traditional contract and tort.
Crime: All aspects of criminal work including sexual offences, child abuse, serious fraud, confiscation, money laundering, homicide, violence, drugs and vehicle crime. Members are frequently involved in the highest profile cases heard on circuit.
Employment: Tribunals and appellate courts. Unfair and wrongful dismissal, redundancy, discrimination, equal pay, transfer of undertakings, working time claims, restraint of trade and breach of confidence.
Family: All areas of matrimonial, cohabitee and civil partnership litigation. Public law and private law. Specialists in ancillary relief work.
Immigration: All aspects of tribunal work, including immigration, asylum, nationality, deportation and human rights.
Personal injury and clinical negligence: Injuries, industrial diseases, fatal accidents and inquests. Psychiatric illness and product liability matters. All aspects of medical and dental neglect.
Regulatory: Licensing, animal welfare and care standards, Companies Act, the environment, food standards, health and safety, parole hearings, professional disciplinary cases and trading standards proceedings.