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Nathan Jones advises Welsh Boxing

Nathan Jones advises Welsh Boxing

August 12 2019

Change to Welsh Amateur Boxing Association (WABA) Domestic Rule

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

July 23 2019

The Infected Blood Inquiry begins its week of sitting in Cardiff today, taking evidence from the infected and affected of Wales.

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos secure convictions in Operation Jackdaw

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos secure convictions in Operation Jackdaw

June 18 2019

Five defendants were convicted at Newport Crown Court following a three week trial in Operation Jackdaw 2

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Mark Cotter Q.C. successfully defends JLS frontman Oritsé Williams

Mark Cotter Q.C. successfully defends JLS frontman Oritsé Williams

May 30 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C. represented the former JLS singer during his ten day trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

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Dafydd Enoch QC joins 30 Park Place

Dafydd Enoch QC joins 30 Park Place

May 29 2019

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that Dafydd Enoch QC has joined our Criminal Team as a Working Door Tenant.

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Christian Jowett chairs UK Environmental Law Association Seminar on Welsh Government’s Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales

Christian Jowett chairs UK Environmental Law Association Seminar on Welsh Government’s Consultation on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales

May 14 2019

Christian Jowett chaired UKELA Wales Working Party’s seminar on Environmental Principles and Governance in Wales, held at the Cardiff offices of Blake Morgan on 14th May.

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Sentencing concludes in Operation Finch

Sentencing concludes in Operation Finch

May 07 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos prosecuted Operation Finch having been instructed by Cardiff Complex Casework Unit.

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

April 30 2019

Infected Blood Inquiry

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Regulatory A-List news

Regulatory A-List news

April 01 2019

Chambers is pleased to announce that Carl Harrison and Christian Jowett are to be appointed to the Regulatory A- List

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New tenant Hywel Evans

New tenant Hywel Evans

April 01 2019

New tenant Hywel Evans

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Deputy District Judge Appointments

Deputy District Judge Appointments

March 14 2019

We are delighted to congratulate Harriet Edmondson and Max Davies on their appointments as Deputy District Judges

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Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw 2

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw 2

March 13 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos, instructed by Simon Curzon of the Cardiff Complex Casework Unit, to prosecute Operation Jackdaw 2

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Operation Finch - Defendants convicted after 5 week trial

Operation Finch - Defendants convicted after 5 week trial

March 12 2019

Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos are instructed by Simon Curzon of the Cardiff Complex Case Unit in Operation Finch

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Police and council found to have acted unlawfully in sheep uplift.

Police and council found to have acted unlawfully in sheep uplift.

March 08 2019

Police and council found to have acted unlawfully in sheep uplift.

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Success before RCVS Discipliary Committee

Success before RCVS Discipliary Committee

March 08 2019

Success before RCVS Discipliary Committee

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Failure by Social Services

Failure by Social Services

March 08 2019

Failure by Social Services

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Family Law Team of the Year

Family Law Team of the Year

March 08 2019

Family Law Team of the Year

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Wales Legal Awards

Wales Legal Awards

March 08 2019

30 Park Place nominated as Chambers of the Year

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Christian Jowett successfully prosecutes planning trial

Christian Jowett successfully prosecutes planning trial

March 01 2019

Christian Jowett, instructed by Powys County Council, successfully prosecuted multiple breaches of planning enforcement notices at a mid-Wales holistic retreat, previously featured in a Channel 4 documentary.

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Mark Cotter Q.C. secures another murder acquittal

Mark Cotter Q.C. secures another murder acquittal

February 19 2019

Mark Cotter Q.C., leading Jeffrey Jones, has secured the acquittal of David Osborne, following a five week murder trial heard before Lewis J.

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Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judge

Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judge

January 30 2019

Kirsten Heaven appointed Fee Paid Judge of the First-Tier Tribunal Immigration and Asylum Chamber

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District Judge Adem Muzaffer

District Judge Adem Muzaffer

January 09 2019

30 Park Place are delighted to congratulate Adem Muzaffer on his appointment

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Mark Cotter Q.C secures double conviction in murder trial

Mark Cotter Q.C secures double conviction in murder trial

January 02 2019

Following on from his recent defence success in securing the only across the board acquittal in a multi handed knife murder trial at the Old Bailey, Mark has now successfully prosecuted a two handed murder in Cardiff Crown Court.  

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Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

December 20 2018

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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Operation Zeus: Drugs gang jailed for 173 years

Operation Zeus: Drugs gang jailed for 173 years

December 14 2018

Following the successful prosecution of 26 defendants by Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos, gang jailed for 173 years.

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Operation Zeus: All defendants convicted

Operation Zeus: All defendants convicted

November 30 2018

Operation Zeus, a wide ranging heroin and cocaine conspiracy based in Holyhead and Llandudno, has concluded with all defendants successfully prosecuted by Andrew Jones and Ffion Tomos

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Mark Cotter Q.C. secures murder acquittal following six week trial at the Old Bailey

Mark Cotter Q.C. secures murder acquittal following six week trial at the Old Bailey

October 31 2018

Mark Cotter Q.C. has secured the acquittal of a teenage boy facing charges of murder, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted wounding.

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Conner Marshall: Family want answers over son’s murder

Conner Marshall: Family want answers over son’s murder

October 25 2018

Conner Marshall: Family want answers over son's murder - BBC News

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Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal

Supreme Court overturns Court of Appeal

October 24 2018

The Supreme Court handed down judgment today in IT (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2018] UKSC 53.

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Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw

October 23 2018

Andrew Jones instructed to prosecute Operation Jackdaw

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Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Finch

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Finch

October 23 2018

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Finch

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Caroline Rees QC in Successful Prosecution

Caroline Rees QC in Successful Prosecution

September 28 2018

Caroline Rees QC in successful prosecution of Barry rapists Peter and Avril Griffiths following a 3 week trial at Cardiff Crown Court

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Infected Blood Inquiry

Infected Blood Inquiry

September 25 2018

Infected Blood Inquiry

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Miss Ruth Henke QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.

Miss Ruth Henke QC has been appointed a Deputy High Court Judge.

September 04 2018

New Deputy High Court Judge

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Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Zeus

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Zeus

May 18 2018

Andrew Jones leads Ffion Tomos in Operation Zeus commencing 21st May 2018 in Caernarfon Crown Court.

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Introduction of NIPT testing in Wales

Introduction of NIPT testing in Wales

April 27 2018

Introduction of NIPT testing in Wales

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Appointments to Attorney General’s regional civil panel

Appointments to Attorney General’s regional civil panel

April 11 2018

30 Park Place would like to congratulate Christian Jowett and Christian Howells

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Nathan Jones appointed to the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

Nathan Jones appointed to the Sport Resolutions’ Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

April 11 2018

30 Park Place would like to congratulate Nathan Jones on his appointment to the Sport Resolutions' Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators

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The Members of 30 Park Place stand with the Criminal Bar Association

The Members of 30 Park Place stand with the Criminal Bar Association

April 05 2018

All members of the Criminal Team at 30 Park Place have considered the new Advocates’ Graduated Fee Scheme introduced from 1st April 2018. Each of us believes that the proposals threaten the proper functioning of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, and seriously jeopardise the continued existence of the publicly funded criminal bar.

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Carl Harrison appointed Recorder

Carl Harrison appointed Recorder

March 23 2018

We are delighted to announce that Carl Harrison has been appointed to sit as a Recorder.

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Andrew Jones leads prosecution team with Ffion Tomos

Andrew Jones leads prosecution team with Ffion Tomos

March 14 2018

Andrew Jones leads prosecution team that saw drugs gangs sentenced to 193 years. 

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Family Team Update

Family Team Update

January 15 2018

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Striking the ‘best interests’ balance

Striking the ‘best interests’ balance

January 02 2018

Striking the 'best interests' balance (Hospital Trust v V (by her litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) and another)

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Caroline Rees to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

Caroline Rees to be appointed Queen’s Counsel

December 20 2017

We are delighted to announce that Caroline Rees is to be appointed as Queen’s Counsel.

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Legal 500 2018 Awards

Legal 500 2018 Awards

November 24 2017

30 Park Place is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Legal 500 2018 Awards for Regional Set of the Year.

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Chambers welcomes Adem Muzaffer

Chambers welcomes Adem Muzaffer

November 15 2017

We are delighted to announce that Adem Muzaffer, formerly of St Ives Chambers in Birmingham, has joined 30 Park Place.

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Chambers UK Bar 2018 Rankings

Chambers UK Bar 2018 Rankings

November 03 2017

30 Park Place is delighted to announce it's recognition as a Band 1 Chambers in Crime, Family / Matrimonial and Personal Injury. 

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Chambers welcomes Kirsten Heaven

Chambers welcomes Kirsten Heaven

September 13 2017

We are pleased to welcome Kirsten Heaven who joins us as a working door tenant.

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New Tenants, Oliver Harris and Laura Shepherd, join 30 Park Place

New Tenants, Oliver Harris and Laura Shepherd, join 30 Park Place

September 13 2017

We are delighted to announce that Oliver Harris and Laura Shepherd have both joined 30 Park Place upon the successful completion of their pupillage.

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Success comes in threes: Triple national award shortlistings for 30 Park Place

Success comes in threes: Triple national award shortlistings for 30 Park Place

September 06 2017

We’re delighted to announce chambers’ triple award-shortlisting success in the prestigious national Jordan Family Law Awards 2017.

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The National Independent Safeguarding Board of which Miss Ruth Henke QC is a member has launched it’s new website.

The National Independent Safeguarding Board of which Miss Ruth Henke QC is a member has launched it’s new website.

August 23 2017

The National Independent Safeguarding Board of which Miss Ruth Henke QC is a member has launched it’s new website.

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Christian J Howells appointed to Welsh Government Panel of Approved Advocates

Christian J Howells appointed to Welsh Government Panel of Approved Advocates

August 10 2017

Christian J Howells appointed to Welsh Government Panel of Approved Advocates

 

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Christian Jowett | UKELA

Christian Jowett | UKELA

July 17 2017

 Christian Jowett has joined the Council of the UK Environmental Law Association

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contaminated blood scandal

contaminated blood scandal

July 12 2017

CONTAMINATED BLOOD SCANDAL

 

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Christian J Howells successful in social care judicial review

Christian J Howells successful in social care judicial review

July 05 2017

A man who says he is allergic to electricity should not have had his payments from Cardiff council refused, a judge has ruled.

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Rhys Evans – £2 Million estate

Rhys Evans – £2 Million estate

May 24 2017

Rhys Evans in Matter Concerning £2 Million Estate

 

 

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Unlawful Killing of Cerys Yemm

Unlawful Killing of Cerys Yemm

May 17 2017

Lloyd Williams QC and Natalie Sandercock secure verdict of unlawful killing for Cerys Yemm’s family.

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‘Crash for Cash’ – Part Two.

‘Crash for Cash’ – Part Two.

May 08 2017

Operation Dino saw 89 Defendants prosecuted in ‘crash for cash’ scam. Now phase two is underway.

 

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Mather-Lees QC | Whelan

Mather-Lees QC | Whelan

May 03 2017

Michael Mather-Lees QC successful in reducing sentence in appeal of R v Whelan, arguing that his minimum term was ‘simply too long’.

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Christian J Howells to appear in Supreme Court

Christian J Howells to appear in Supreme Court

May 03 2017

Christian J Howells to appear in Supreme Court in an appeal concerning the best interests of the child in deportation appeals.

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Public Law Project Wales Conference

Public Law Project Wales Conference

April 24 2017

Wales Conference 2017 - Access to Justice

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Peter Donnison Completes London Marathon

Peter Donnison Completes London Marathon

April 24 2017

Peter Donnison Completes London Marathon

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SCMA Accredited Mediators

SCMA Accredited Mediators

April 10 2017

Rhys Taylor, Christian Jowett and Stuart McLeese are SCMA accredited mediators

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Mr Mather-Lees QC Defends Police Detention Officer

Mr Mather-Lees QC Defends Police Detention Officer

March 15 2017

Mr Mather-Lees QC Defends Police Detention Officer

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Mark Cotter QC Sworn in

Mark Cotter QC Sworn in

February 16 2017

Mark Cotter QC sworn in

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Jane Crowley QC member of Chartered institute of Arbitrators and IFLA

Jane Crowley QC member of Chartered institute of Arbitrators and IFLA

January 30 2017

We are delighted to announced that Jane Crowley QC as qualified as an Arbitrator

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Immigration Talks

Immigration Talks

January 05 2017

Immigration Talks at Coldra Court Hotel - 26th January 2017

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Christmas Opening Times 2016

Christmas Opening Times 2016

December 22 2016

Christmas Opening Hours

 

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Best wishes to HHJ Harrison as he embarks on his next adventure ...

Best wishes to HHJ Harrison as he embarks on his next adventure ...

December 15 2016

Best wishes to HHJ Harrison as he embarks on his next adventure ...

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Carl Harrison successfully prosecutes in tragedy where farmer’s cows trample walker to death.

Carl Harrison successfully prosecutes in tragedy where farmer’s cows trample walker to death.

December 07 2016

Carl Harrison successfully prosecutes in tragedy where farmer's cows trample walker to death.

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Nathan Jones appointed Chairman of The Football Association of Wales Disciplinary Appeals Panel.

Nathan Jones appointed Chairman of The Football Association of Wales Disciplinary Appeals Panel.

December 05 2016

Nathan Jones appointed Chairman of The Football Association of Wales Disciplinary Appeals Panel

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Circuit Judge Appointment: HHJ Harrison

Circuit Judge Appointment: HHJ Harrison

November 25 2016

Congratulations Robert Harrison (to be known as HHJ Harrison) on his appointment as Circuit Judge sitting at Cardiff County Court.

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Family Team Nominated for Family Law Regional Chambers of the Year Award for Fourth Year Running

Family Team Nominated for Family Law Regional Chambers of the Year Award for Fourth Year Running

November 23 2016

Family Team Nominated for Family Law Regional Chambers of the Year Award for Fourth Year Running

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Chambers and Partners - BAND 1 Rankings

Chambers and Partners - BAND 1 Rankings

November 07 2016

Chambers and Partners - BAND 1 Rankings

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Circuit Judge Appointment: HHJ Lloyd-Clarke

Circuit Judge Appointment: HHJ Lloyd-Clarke

November 02 2016

Circuit Judge Appointment: HHJ Lloyd-Clarke

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More nominations for the Family Team

More nominations for the Family Team

November 02 2016

More nominations for the Family Team

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Trafficking Gang

Trafficking Gang

November 02 2016

Trafficking Gang

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MW (Nationality: Art 4 QD; Duty to substantiate) [2016] UKUT 453

MW (Nationality: Art 4 QD; Duty to substantiate) [2016] UKUT 453

October 27 2016

MW (Nationality: Art 4 QD; Duty to substantiate) [2016] UKUT 453 

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Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

September 16 2016

Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016

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Nathan Jones appointed Vice Chairman of the Football Association of Wales National Safeguarding Panel

Nathan Jones appointed Vice Chairman of the Football Association of Wales National Safeguarding Panel

June 22 2016

Nathan Jones has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Football Association of Wales National Safeguarding Panel.

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Local company fined £200,000 for breach of Health and Safety regulations

Local company fined £200,000 for breach of Health and Safety regulations

May 27 2016

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Overruling a parent’s right to name their child

Overruling a parent’s right to name their child

May 17 2016

Following their involvement in the widely-publicised case of Re C (Children) [2016] EWCA 356, Ruth Henke QC, James Tillyard QC, Rhian Jones and Rhys Evans were interviewed by Lexis Nexis, with the resulting article available here.

This article was first published on Lexis®PSL Family analysis on 26 April 2016. Click for a free trial of Lexis®PSL.

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30PP features in Modern Law Regional Focus

30PP features in Modern Law Regional Focus

April 28 2016

Phillip Griffiths, Senior Clerk featured in the Modern Law's 'Regional Focus', to discuss how the rise of ABSs, an increase in technological innovations, remote working, strategic marketing and collaborative partnerships from the regional bar has put Wales centre stage for legal services provision.

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Family@30 in ‘first case of its kind’

Family@30 in ‘first case of its kind’

April 14 2016

Ruth Henke QC and Rhys Evans appeared for the Local Authority and James Tillyard QC and Rhian Jones appeared on behalf of the children in a first of its kind case before the Court of Appeal on 16 December 2015; whereby the Court determined that a mother could not name her children 'Cyanide' and 'Preacher'.

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30 Park Place Under 5s: Case Management Excellence

30 Park Place Under 5s: Case Management Excellence

April 05 2016

Members of the ‘Under 5s Team’ at 30 Park Place Chambers are presenting talks this Spring in partnership with the South Wales Junior Lawyers Division; also aimed at lawyers under 5 years qualified (through any qualification route).

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Ruth Henke QC appointed to Wales’ new National Independent Safeguarding Board

Ruth Henke QC appointed to Wales’ new National Independent Safeguarding Board

April 05 2016

Ruth Henke QC, Head of Chambers at 30 Park Place as been appointed to the new National Independent Safeguarding Board, commissioned by the First Minister of Wales to oversee the work of protecting adults and children in Wales.

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We are recruiting counsel with varied family experience to support our loyal client base

We are recruiting counsel with varied family experience to support our loyal client base

March 25 2016

We are recruiting counsel with varied family experience to support our loyal client base 

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Contract issues: interpreting the General Dental Services Contract

Contract issues: interpreting the General Dental Services Contract

October 30 2015

In Powys Teaching Local Health Board v. Dr. Piotr Dusza and Dr. Hako Sobhani [2015] EWCA Civ 15 the Court of Appeal interpreted certain clauses of the General Dental Services (GDS) Contract. Carl Harrison, Barrister at 30 Park Place, assesses the impact of the judgment in Dusza and Sobhani on the interpretation and implementation of the GDS Contract.

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Chambers leads Bar Guide 2016 Band 1 rankings in Wales.

Chambers leads Bar Guide 2016 Band 1 rankings in Wales.

October 29 2015

We are incredibly proud to be classed as ‘a leading set’ in Wales and in particular, a ‘go to chambers for all aspects of criminal work’. The sheer scale of our Band 1 service rankings and individual rankings comprise a chambers with the strength and depth to meet the high expectations of a variety of clients in Wales and England.

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Rhys Taylor named Commentator of the Year 2015 at Family Law Awards

Rhys Taylor named Commentator of the Year 2015 at Family Law Awards

October 01 2015

Rhys Taylor named Commentator of the Year 2015 at Family Law Awards

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How many 9km laps could you run in 24 hours …?!

How many 9km laps could you run in 24 hours …?!

July 25 2015

How many 9km laps could you run in 24 hours …?!

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Christian Howells & Joe Al-Khayat to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Headway Cardiff

Christian Howells & Joe Al-Khayat to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Headway Cardiff

July 15 2015

Christian Howells & Joe Al-Khayat to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for Headway Cardiff

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Wales Commercial Law Association Press Regulation Debate – This Friday 27th March 2015

Wales Commercial Law Association Press Regulation Debate – This Friday 27th March 2015

April 27 2015

Wales Commercial Law Association Press Regulation Debate – This Friday 27th March 2015

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HEADWAY CARDIFF BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE

HEADWAY CARDIFF BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE

April 16 2015

HEADWAY CARDIFF BRAIN INJURY CONFERENCE

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The Public Law Project WALES Conference - Access to Justice

The Public Law Project WALES Conference - Access to Justice

April 15 2015

The Public Law Project WALES Conference - Access to Justice

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30 Park Place at the APIL Silver anniversary conference

30 Park Place at the APIL Silver anniversary conference

April 01 2015

30 Park Place at the APIL Silver anniversary conference

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Fundraising night for JR proceedings against proposals for Duty Solicitor Contracts

Fundraising night for JR proceedings against proposals for Duty Solicitor Contracts

March 13 2015

Fundraising night for JR proceedings against proposals for Duty Solicitor Contracts

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Family practitioners urged to ‘get ahead of the game’ in advance of new legislation.

Family practitioners urged to ‘get ahead of the game’ in advance of new legislation.

January 01 2015

Family practitioners urged to ‘get ahead of the game’ in advance of new legislation.

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Unrivalled growth in Wales with three new pupil tenants for 30 Park Place

Unrivalled growth in Wales with three new pupil tenants for 30 Park Place

January 01 2015

We are delighted to be able to offer each pupil a tenancy and provide them with consistent work and experience across all areas of our practice.

The placements, along with a recruitment drive for barristers 4-10 years call, means we are better placed to meet the needs of our clients in the short and long term.

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Voting now open for the Family Law Awards 2015. We’d be delighted if you would support us!

Voting now open for the Family Law Awards 2015. We’d be delighted if you would support us!

January 01 2015

Voting now open for the Family Law Awards 2015. We’d be delighted if you would support us!

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