Gwyn Evans is praised by clients and peers for his strong client care skills and expertise across a broad range of private client matters, including complex trusts of land, inheritance disputes, financial remedies, presumption of death claims and complicated - often international - private children disputes.
In November 2016, Gwyn won the Family Law Commentator of the Year award (Jordan Publishing / LexisNexis). You can read about the awards ceremony here http://tinyurl.com/hatd69j.
Gwyn’s background in IT (particularly database design and programming) enables him to present complex financial matters in a simple way. With a pedantic eye for detail, and an ability to present complicated arguments about e.g. pension sharing or the structuring of Schedule 1 / TLATA claims, in an orderly simple fashion, Gwyn has developed a niche specialism in advising on complex financial matters associated with relationship breakdown.
Gwyn is down to earth and approachable with clients, whilst being precise, thorough and tenacious with opponents. A former professional actor, Gwyn is confident and relaxed at trial, and very experienced at cross-examination. Gwyn has a knack for achieving excellent results in otherwise heated family disputes, maintaining a good humour at trial, and finding creative solutions in negotiated outcomes.
Gwyn is Direct Public Access qualified.
Private Client and Family Work
He undertakes the full range of family work, with particular emphasis on financial remedies (formerly 'ancillary relief'), including complex cases involving inherited / ‘non-matrimonial’ property, trusts, non-disclosure and delay. Gwyn has been providing lectures and advice on trusts of land / cohabitation disputes (TLATA 1996) for several years. He regularly advises on merits, offers, tactics and overall strategy in both ‘joint’ and ‘sole’ names cases, litigating to trial as necessary. Gwyn also represents estates and other parties in Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 litigation. His other (family) work involves child arrangements (formerly contact and residence) disputes, leave to remove applications, injunctions, wardship and financial disputes over child maintenance (CSA/CMEC & international). Gwyn qualified as a family mediator (through ADR group) in 2011.
Gwyn also accepts instructions for Court of Protection work (Property and Financial Affairs, Personal Welfare, Enduring Power of Attorney, Lasting Power of Attorney, other Mental Capacity Act 2005 matters) as well as advising on issues surrounding Capacity / Protected Parties in proceedings in the High and County Court.
Gwyn frequently advises and represents clients in contentious probate disputes (disputes about wills).
In his spare time Gwyn enjoys climbing, cycling, hiking, playing bass, singing, programming synthesizers, and fixing things. He also performs in the Gray's Inn Miscellany Show at Christmas (Gray's Ne Regrette Rien! ou... Plus Ça Change! in 2015), and in other Gray's Inn productions (The Tyrannicide Brief in 2012).
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