Rhys Johns

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Rhys is regularly instructed in chancery/commercial cases, and acts for both Claimants and Defendants in all courts nationally. He also maintains a paperwork advisory practice in these areas.

He is instructed in complex and high value cases, often involving complex disputes on interpretation of legislation and documentation.

Property and Chancery

He has a particular interest in contentious probate and trusts of land. Rhys is keen to forge links and provide a full service to agricultural clients.

He has been instructed on high value claims in the High Court in matters as diverse as rights of way issues to claims concerning TOLATA.

He has published numerous articles in practitioner and academic journals on land and property law


He has a complementary practice in commercial and company law and regularly advises business clients, often on a direct access basis, in matters relating to partnership disputes, company formation, and leases of business premises.

He regularly deals with consumer contracts, including claims relating to credit hire, often in high value claims. He has extensive knowledge of this area of law and the recent changes in case law.

He is instructed on issues relating to insolvency and director disqualification proceedings.


Rhys is regularly instructed to appear in the High Court on injunctions, often on an emergency basis, and is prepared to consider instructions at short notice. He is keenly aware of the commercial urgency of such applications.

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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