Cerys accepts instructions in all areas of Crime, Public and Private Children work and Civil law.
“I have instructed Cerys on a number of matters. She has been enthusiastic, incredibly hard working and effective. As she has worked for years as a solicitor she is more experienced than her “call” and really is a safe pair of hands. I have also had positive feedback from clients.”
Cerys prosecutes, defends and has extensive experience guiding cases through to trial in the Magistrates Court, Youth Court and Crown Court. Cerys litigates a wide range of proceedings including: driving, fraud, sex, violence and drugs offences and has a proven track record in cases involving County Lines, Modern Slavery and domestic violence.
Cerys has a flourishing white-collar crime practice. She regularly handles Proceeds of Crime matters and has recently completed specialised training in this area.
Cerys conducts a wide range of regulatory cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive, the RSPCA, Fire & Rescue Services, Trading Standards, Environmental and Education Enforcement.
Cerys has a keen interest in breaches which segue from civil to criminal tribunals such as Landlord and Tenant, Nuisance, Planning and Licencing issues for clients including but not limited to taxi drivers, pubs and restaurants.
Cerys is a level 1 Crown Prosecution Advocate on the South East and South West Circuits and and is regularly instructed by the National Probation Service and Local Authorities.
Cerys has a thriving family practice and is driven to represent the vulnerable including victims of domestic abuse.
Cerys represents parents, relatives, Guardians and the local authority across the spectrum of public law care proceedings.
Cerys is also regularly instructed in private law child arrangement disputes, fact finding, occupation orders, and non-molestation hearings.
Vulnerable and Young Clients
Cerys has an aptitude for representing young clients and those with Mental Health and Personality Disorders. Cerys has completed specialist Youth Justice advocacy training, volunteered at Just for Kids Law and is part of the Sussex Litigant in Person network.
Cerys has a wide experience of civil claims and is available to accept instructions in relation to insolvency, road traffic, housing, personal injury, contract, contested probate and contempt proceedings.
Cerys prides herself on being a personable and adept advocate. With more than 10 years legal experience, having qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and a solicitor Advocate in 2015, Cerys is experienced across both sides of the profession and understands how important it is to engage, advise and support lay and professional clients throughout the legal process.
- CPS Advocate Panel Member: Level 1 General Crime 2019
- Higher Rights of Audience 2015
- Legal Practice Course: College of Law, Guildford 2007
- Law with French LLB (Hons) 2:1 Aberystwyth and Rennes University 2004
- Member of Howard League for Penal Reform
- Member of the Family Law Bar Association
- Member of the Criminal Bar Association
- Member of the Honourable Middle Temple