Rhys Taylor

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Rhys Taylor

Practice Overview

Rhys’ practice focuses on matrimonial finance, cohabitee and inheritance disputes. His financial remedy practice frequently involves consideration of complex business and trust assets. He has a particular interest and specialism in dealing with disputes concerning the ownership of farms and estates. Rhys is an arbitrator, appointed under the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators' scheme.

Providing a genuine expertise in both matrimonial and civil law proceedings, Rhys can offer composite advice and strategy for problems which do not fit neatly into either the 'family' or 'civil' law boxes.

Rhys has lectured extensively and published numerous scholarly articles and blogs, which address the interaction between family and civil law issues in the family property context. His contribution in this field has been noted, as he received the Jordans Family Law Awards 2015, 'Family Law Commentator of the Year' award. Rhys was jointly awarded the Jordans 'Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year' in 2012 for his work relating to family arbitration.

Notable and Reported cases

  • Most of Rhys’s cases are conducted 'in chambers' and are therefore not publicly reported. However, the following provides a flavour of some of the matters which Rhys has been involved in recently.
    • Financial remedy dispute where the parties were held to the terms of their pre-nuptial agreement, resulting in a very favourable result for Rhys’s client.
    • Financial remedy dispute where numerous allegations of financial misconduct made against Rhys’s client were comprehensively rejected by the court.
    • Financial remedy dispute involving consideration of wife’s completing claims against the Crown for assets which were the subject of a proceeds of crime order. Rhys’s client was successful in being awarded the assets subject to the POCA order.
    • Financial remedy dispute where assets held by a company were found to be the beneficially owned by the husband so that they were available for distribution by the court.
    • Succession dispute concerning an argument for beneficial ownership of assets which would otherwise fall to be distributed according to terms of an unfavourable will. Matter concluded in accordance with advice.
    • Dispute over beneficial ownership of farm estate. Judgment given in line with Rhys’s advice.
    • Financial remedy dispute concerning farm estate held by discretionary family trusts. Matter resolved.

    Have provided 'neutral third party' advice for parties resolving dispute via collaborative law process.

Rhys Taylor
‘An extremely thorough advocate, who is a first choice for complex cases.'Legal 500, 2016