Gwynn Price-Rowlands

Barrister (Door Tenant)

Called 1985

 

Background

Gwynn was formerly a commercial partner with a large firm of Solicitors in the City of London before joining the Bar and has an MBA from a well known business school. He undertakes Civil, Commercial, Employment, Regulatory and Family cases. He is authorised to undertake public access cases by the BSB.

Civil


Gwynn Price-Rowlands undertakes a broad range of civil litigation and is authorised to undertake public access work. He has done a considerable amount of personal injury and medical negligence cases in recent years, including CFA instructions, and he has represented Claimants and Defendants in chemical poisoning disputes, accidents in factories, hospitals, and oil rigs, and actions following surgery and midwifery. He represented the Defendant in the first million pound structured settlement in England v Wales (Brown v Mersey Regional Health Authority)

Regulatory


Gwynn has undertaken a substantial amount of Planning and Professional Conduct actions

He has appeared for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board on several large-scale planning applications and for commercial clients in major road scheme inquiries. He also does local planning matters involving rights of way and neighbours disputes at both planning hearings and in the courts. Direct access from surveyors and public access is regularly undertaken and he has advised political parties in electoral boundary re-organisation

In professional conduct issues he has advised a large number of doctors and consultants and appeared before the GMC, Employment Tribunals, the EAT and the Court of Appeal. He has also represented dentists and veterinary surgeons.

Employment


Gwynn was a part-time employment judge for over ten years. He has been before the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court, the Administrative Court, the Court of Appeal and the Divisional Court, on many occasions, representing employers and employees, as well as before Employment Tribunals throughout the country. Several cases have involved public law and human rights issues and he has acted in complex discrimination disputes. He advises on (and drafts) employment contracts and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Employment Law Bar Association. He also does public and direct work. He has post-graduate qualifications in Employment and European Union law and has lectured part-time.

Commercial


Gwynn Price Rowlands has extensive experience of commercial litigation. This includes building, employment and entertainment contracts, copyright and patent disputes, sports law and insolvency. He has also represented Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of important civil litigation matters especially chemical poisoning disputes, accidents in factories, hospitals and on oil rigs, and medical negligence actions following surgery. He was Standing Counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry, for many years, undertaking company and commercial matters on their behalf

Family


Gwynn has practised in Family matters over many years, including children (private and public), family finance and property, and adoption.

He has represented parents and children in numerous applications for contact and residence. This has often involved difficult disputes where parents have criminal convictions as well as vulnerable parents and children with mental health issues. He has also acted for professional clients and in cases involving foreign jurisdiction.

In public law he has undertaken several disability matters and appeared for local authorities where children have been at significant risk. He has been instructed in sexual assault and abuse cases, as well as in adoption, special guardianship, child abduction, and abuse of process in the High Court.

Gwynn has been an advocate in many domestic violence matters across a broad spectrum of courts and in obtaining injunctive relief.

He also has considerable experience of matrimonial finance and property disputes and ancillary relief.