- Solicitor: April 2014 – September 2018
- University of Glamorgan (LPC) 2009-2010
- University of Glamorgan (CPE) 2008-2009
- University of Wales, Swansea (BSc. Medical Sciences & Humanities) 2005-2008
Call 2018 (Solicitor 2014-2018)
Hywel’s practice area encompasses all civil work focusing mainly on Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. His years as a solicitor (qualified April 2014) enable him to better understand the aims, difficulties and desires of his professional clients. He has over a decade’s experience of law. Hywel’s practice and experience allows him to appear against barristers far senior to his call, including QC, and before High Court and Circuit Judges. He has a national practice, appearing regularly in courts in London, and travels the country for client visits/hearings.
Hywel accepts instructions for all civil litigation including clinical negligence, inquests, fatal accidents, industrial disease, RTA, H&S breaches, EL/PL and OLA claims. His most recent Trial experience includes claims under the OLA, H&S regs, Highways Act (defect cases), holiday sickness claims and claims under the Animals Act (successfully suing the owner of a dog who bit the Claimant under both the Animals Act and in common law negligence). His RTA work covers all areas including quantum, credit hire, LVI, Fundamental Dishonesty and more often liability disputes. His experience as a solicitor gives him an in depth understanding of costs (including drafting and negotiating Precedent Hs). He regularly appears in CCMCs and CMCs.
With his background in medical sciences and his work as a Serious/Catastrophic Injuries Solicitor, Hywel’s interests lie in Clinical Negligence claims along with brain injury (including subtle brain injuries (mTBI)), fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome claims. His article on CRPS was published in the Journal of Observational Pain Medicine [Vol 1, No. 4 (2014)]. He accepts work on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants giving him a balanced and objective approach. He is often in court with a wealth of advocacy and trial experience. He leads conferences, drafts written advices and pleadings including Schedules of Loss in excess of £1M.