Rhys Johns

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Rhys represents Claimants and Defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence cases nationally on the multi-track.

He has a particular interest in complex and high value cases, often involving complex disputes on liability. He is regularly instructed to appear in appeals in the County and High Courts.

He has a particular interest in injuries which arise from the prescription of medication, and from inadequate surgical procedures.

Rhys combines his clinical negligence practice with a professional disciplinary practice, representing both registrants and regulatory bodies in fitness to practise hearings.

Rhys accepts appropriate cases on a direct access basis, and is always pleased to talk to clients about their potential claims

Education:

2000-2003     MA(Cantab) – Peterhouse, University of Cambridge

2003-2004     Graduate diploma in Law – USW

2004-2005     Bar Vocational Course – Cardiff University

Interests:

Rhys enjoys good food and wine, horse racing, rugby, and reading both history and literature. He has a particular interest in Belgian beer.

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  • Clinical Negligence - 12, April
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    Insurers allege car crash scam and claim damages for deceit

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    The recent case of UK Insurance Ltd v Gentry [2018] EWHC 37 (QB) demonstrates how the Court will evaluate circumstantial evidence in the absence of direct evidence of fraud. It also considers when an adverse inference can be drawn against a witness who fails to give evidence. Background facts The insurers of Mr Miller, an … Continue reading Insurers allege car crash scam and claim damages for deceit

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  • Clinical Negligence - 10, April
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    Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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    In The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust v De Meza [2017] EWCA Civ 1711 the Court of Appeal considered the relevant factors to be taken into account on an application under section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980. Background facts Mr De Meza brought a claim in 2014 against the NHS Trust (the first defendant) … Continue reading Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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  • Clinical Negligence - 4, December
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    Bereavement award for co-habitees?

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    An analysis of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Jacqueline Smith v Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 1916 It might be thought that the recent Court of Appeal decision in this landmark case has the effect of bringing the law more into line with updated social norms in relation to … Continue reading Bereavement award for co-habitees?

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