Rhodri Jones

Call 2011

Rhodri Jones

Practice Overview

Rhodri joined 30 Park Place in February 2020 having undertaken pupillage and early tenancy in Bristol and London. He has gained a broad base of advocacy experience in a variety of courts and tribunals the length and breadth of the country.

His practice now focuses on representing clients in family law and criminal law cases although he continues to accept instructions in other practice areas, in particular immigration law.

Rhodri’s family law practice encompasses a broad range of financial remedy and public and private law children matters. He represents clients at all levels in the Family court and has also appeared in the Family Division of the High Court.

Rhodri’s criminal practice draws upon significant experience in criminal law.  He was formerly a freelance Accredited Police Station Representative and has represented clients in all areas of criminal litigation.

Rhodri employs over 20 years’ prior experience in manufacturing industry and the professional services sector to offer clients realistic and practical advice in pursuit of their best possible outcome.

Notable and Reported cases

  • Family & Childcare

    Rhodri conducts public family law matters, where clients have included Local Authorities, parents, grand-parents and children, often in multi-day hearings involving allegations of neglect, physical and/or sexual abuse and non-accidental injuries.

    Rhodri regularly conducts private family law hearings in the Family Court, including first, return and final hearings for Non-Molestation Order applications under Part IV Family Law Act 1996; Prohibited Steps Order applications; directions hearings; dispute resolution appointments; child arrangements hearings.

    Rhodri has a developing practice in ancillary relief and financial remedies. He provides written advice as well as oral representation and has experience of conducting First Appointments, FDR appointments and final hearings. Several of his recent cases have included a cross-border, multi-jurisdictional element.

  • Crime

    Prior to joining the Bar Rhodri was an Accredited Police Station Representative and he has represented and advised clients in all areas of criminal litigation. This has included serious assaults and other crimes of violence including murders, as well as serious sexual and drugs offences. He has particular experience of harassment and sexual ‘grooming’ offences, often committed via the internet and social media.

    Rhodri is a Level 2 Crown Prosecutor and is regularly instructed to appear on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service on the Western and Wales & Chester circuits. He is an experienced advocate in the Youth Court and has also prosecuted cases on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

    Rhodri defends clients charged with a variety of offences in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Courts. He has also appeared in the Coroner's Court.

  • Immigration & Asylum

    Rhodri advises and represents clients in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in asylum and humanitarian protection; entry clearance refusals; bail applications; family reunion; human rights; long residence.

  • Education & Qualification
    • Called to the Bar 2011
    • BPTC, Cardiff Law School (Very Competent)
    • LL.B. (Hons), Cardiff University
    • B.A. (Hons), University of Wales, Swansea
    • Accredited Police Station Representative, Cardiff Law School
    • Monmouth School (Music Scholar)
    • Bishop of Llandaff High School
  • Memberships
    • Criminal Bar Association
    • Family Law Bar Association
    • Gray’s Inn
    • Wales & Chester Circuit
    • Western Circuit
  • Background

    Rhodri is a keen amateur singer and musician and was formerly a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. For several years he was a semi-professional concert compere. He enjoys reading and cooking and is an enthusiastic follower of political news and current affairs. He is an intermediate Welsh speaker.