Rhys specialises in financial remedies and property law disputes. He deals with complex assets, often where third parties are also involved. He is a leader in the field of pensions on divorce. He has extensive experience dealing with complex assets, business valuation and trust structures.

Aside from advocacy in court, he sits part-time as a family Recorder. He is an experienced family arbitrator, mediator and accepts appointments to act as a neutral evaluator in the private FDR setting.

Rhys is a contributing editor to the family lawyers’ “Bible” the Family Court Practice (Red Book) with responsibility for financial remedies and property issues. He is also the editor of the Financial Remedies Journal, a member of the Pension Advisory Group and a co-author of “Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook”. Rhys is also a barrister member of the Family Procedure Rule Committee, which governs the development of procedure and rules in the Family Court.

Key cases & testimonials

Dobson v Griffey [2018] EWHC 1117 (Ch)

Goodyear v Goodyear (deceased) [2022] EWFC 96

Rhys is a walking encyclopaedia of all things pension. He is a persuasive written and oral advocate.Legal 500 2024
Makes constructive suggestions and ensures both parties feel heard. He awards efficiently and gets to the nub of the matter so parties understand why he's made the awards he has.Chambers UK 2024
Very down to earth and so settlement minded, he's really good at trying to bring both sides together.Chambers UK 2024
A lawyer with a first class brain, who always analyses cases superbly.Chambers UK 2024
Very good with clients, he really understands their needs in conference. He is realistic with his advice and his confidence shines through.Chambers UK 2024

Areas of expertise

Extensive experience as an advocate in financial remedy disputes. Leader in field with issues concerning pensions on divorce. Very experienced with constructive trust and estoppel cases in residential, business and agricultural settings.

Very busy ADR practice regularly accepting appointments as an arbitrator, mediator and neutral evaluator in private FDR setting.

Cases regularly feature intentional elements concerning jurisdiction, forum and enforcement. Regularly deal with international pension problems.

Further information

Regular speaker at family law conferences, family law events and at the Judicial College.

Appointments & Memberships

Member of the Family Procedure Rule Committee
Pension Advisory Group
Chancery Bar Association
Bar Council ADR panel


Contributing Editor, Family Court Practice (Red Book).

Editor, Financial Remedies Journal.

Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook (3rd edition, co-author).

Numerous articles and publications relating to family law.