Rhys Taylor’s practice focuses primilarly on matrimonial finance and cohabitee disputes. Rhys has a particular interest and expertise concerning the treatment of pensions on divorce. He has written extensively and lectures the Judicial College on this subject, is a member of the Family Justice Council sponsored Pension Advisory Group (an interdisciplinary group whose task is to provide a free to access guide to pensions on divorce) and he has joined the existing authors Hay, Hess and Lockett in writing the 3rd edition of “Pensions on Divorce” to be published by Jordans in 2018. Rhys is an arbitrator, appointed under the Institute for Family law Arbitrator’s scheme. He is also a Civil Mediation Council accredited mediator.
Rhys has published numerous scholarly articles and blogs, which address the interaction between family and civil law issues in the family property context. His contribution in this field has been noted, being voted “Family Law Commentator of the Year” in the 2015 Jordans' Family Law Awards. Rhys was jointly awarded the Jordans' “Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year” in 2012 for his work relating to family arbitration.
- Financial remedies
- Schedule 1 to Children Act
- Inheritance Act
- ADR/Collaborative law
36 Family Finance Newsletter
Apples or Pears? Pension offsetting on divorce
Early Neutral Evaluation of cohabitation and Inheritance Act disputes
Pensions on divorce: equalisation of income or capital?
Predicting the remedy in a claim for proprietary estoppel: finding the way home
Arbitration for "DR Dummies": An Overview
A proposed TOLATA draft final order
Arbitration of TOLATA disputes: why would anyone now choose to litigate?
Nuptial Agreements: Limiting the Family Lawyers’ Exposure to Negligence Claims
Developments in sole name TOLATA cases
Legal Services Order applications under ss. 22ZA and 22ZB MCA 1973
Family Arbitration; a soft launch or a hard landing?
Appointments & Memberships
- Part-time legal Chairman of Residential Property Tribunal (Wales)
- Agricultural Law Association
- Bar Council ADR panel