Cerys joined Chambers as a Third Six pupil in September and accepts instructions in all areas of Crime, Public and Private Children work and Civil areas.
Cerys prosecutes and defends criminal work and has extensive experience defending cases to trial in the Magistrates Court, Youth Court and has a growing practice in the Crown Court. Cerys has appeared in proceedings involving allegations of theft, fraud, driving offences, sexual offending, violence and drugs as well as County Lines and Modern Slavery matters.
Cerys has also conducted a wide range of regulatory cases brought by the Health and Safety Executive, the RSPCA, Fire & Rescue Services and Environmental Enforcement. Cerys has also handled a number of matters which straddle the civil and criminal interface such as breaches of the Landlord and Tenant Act, complaints of Nuisance, Planning law irregularities and Licencing issues.
Cerys has developed a particular interest and aptitude in representing vulnerable people, including children, young adults and those with Mental Health diagnoses and Personality Disorders. In commitment to this Cerys recently completed specialist youth advocacy training with the Youth Justice Legal Centre and volunteered at Just for Kids Law.
Cerys prides herself on being a personable and adept advocate. Having trained and worked as a Solicitor Advocate Cerys understands how important it is to engage and communicate well with both lay and professional clients throughout a case. Consequently, a number of local solicitors instruct her and or refer their clients to her.