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 an interest in complex claims involving catastrophic injury and industrial disease claims, often involving complex disputes on liability. He is regularly instructed to appear in appeals in the County and High Courts.

He has expertise in accidents that occur outside of the United Kingdom, including accidents during air and sea travel, package holidays, and motor accidents abroad.

Rhys has extensive experience in handling fatal accidents, and of the complex schedules of loss that result, and regularly attends inquests on behalf of interested parties.

A complementary practice in consumer law gives him particular experience in claims that also involve an element of credit hire and the enforcement of agreements.

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


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

2003-2004     Graduate diploma in Law – USW

2004-2005     Bar Vocational Course – Cardiff University


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 - 20, November
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    Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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    Posted by Mark Williams

    The following is a case summary written by current pupil, Anna Johns: 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 … Continue reading Section 33 order disapplying limitation in clinical negligence case overturned

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  • Personal Injury - 9, November

    Local Authorities are liable for abuse by foster carers

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    Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60 The Supreme Court has ruled by a majority of 4:1 that a local authority was vicariously liable for the abuse committed by the foster parents of a child in the 1980s. However, the Court rejected the argument that the local authority was liable on the basis of … Continue reading Local Authorities are liable for abuse by foster carers

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  • Personal Injury - 8, November

    Fundamental Dishonesty and QOCS

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    An analysis of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Howlett v Davies and Ageas insurance Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1696 On 30th October this year Lord Justice Newey gave the leading judgment of the Court of Appeal in this latest case that sought to clarify the exception to the general rule that a losing Claimant … Continue reading Fundamental Dishonesty and QOCS

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