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Gwynn Price-Rowlands

Year of call: 1985

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Gwynn  was formerly a commercial partner with a large firm of solicitors in the City of London and has an MBA from a well known business school. He undertakes civil, commercial, employment, regulatory and family cases. He is authorised to undertake  public and direct access cases by the BSB.

Civil

Gwynn Price-Rowlands undertakes a broad range of civil litigation and does public and direct access work. He has done a considerable amount of personal injury and medical negligence cases in recent years, including CFA instructions, and he has represented Claimants and Defendants in chemical poisoning disputes, accidents in factories, hospitals, and oil rigs, and actions following surgery and midwifery. He represented the Defendant in the first million pound structured settlement in England v Wales (Brown v Mersey Regional Health Authority)

Regulatory

Gwynn has undertaken a substantial amount of Planning and Professional Conduct actions

He has appeared for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board on several large-scale planning applications and for commercial clients in major road scheme inquiries. He also does local planning matters involving rights of way and neighbours disputes at both planning hearings and in the courts. Direct access from surveyors and public access is regularly undertaken and he has advised political parties in electoral boundary re-organisation

In professional conduct issues he has advised a large number of doctors and consultants and appeared before the GMC, Employment Tribunals, the EAT and the Court of Appeal. He has also represented dentists and veterinary surgeons.

Employment

Gwynn was a part-time employment judge for over ten years. He has been before the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court, the Administrative Court, the Court of Appeal and the Divisional Court, on many occasions, representing employers and employees, as well as before Employment Tribunals throughout the country. Several cases have involved public law and human rights issues and he has acted in complex discrimination disputes. He advises on (and drafts) employment contracts and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Employment Law Bar Association. He also does public and direct work. He has post-graduate qualifications in Employment and European Union law and has lectured part-time.

Commercial

Gwynn Price Rowlands has extensive experience of commercial litigation. This includes building, employment and entertainment contracts, copyright and patent disputes, sports law and insolvency. He has also represented Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of important civil litigation matters especially chemical poisoning disputes, accidents in factories, hospitals and on oil rigs, and medical negligence actions following surgery. He was Standing Counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry, for many years, undertaking company and commercial matters on their behalf

Family

Gwynn Price Rowlands mainly undertakes matrimonial finance and ancillary relief cases and has done research into recent developments in this area of law at the University of Bristol. He has a particular interest in ante-nuptial agreements and cohabitation cases. He also does children’s applications (public and private law).

  • Case Profile

    Dr Varma v North Cheshire NHS Trust (medical discrimination)

    Dr Jindaal v Harrogate NHS Trust (medical discrimination)

    Dr Al Ruby v Suffolk NHS Trust (medical discrimination)

    Kirk v South Wales Police (veterinary surgeon: abuse of process)

    Commission of Equality and Human Rights v Griffin and others (public law and discrimination)

    McDonald v Burger King (High Court: copyright dispute)

    Wilstar Securities v Stern (High Court: involving the World’s biggest bankrupt)

    Heron International (High Court: Gerald Ronson’s companies)

    Neath and Port Talbot Council v Lewis (public law)

    Buckingham and Singh v UPS Limited (application of mobility clauses to national carriers)

    Graham v BNP (unfair dismissal: members’ leaks case)

    Jones v HM Prison Service (constructive dismissal and abuse of process)

    Sohal v Syeds (dispute over trainee solicitor’s contract)

    Unison (several cases) (application of European law to national contracts)