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Areas of law:

Mental Health, Court of Protection Solicitors

Rhiannon is a Solicitor within the Mental Health & Capacity Team at Cardiff. Rhiannon joined Reeds having attained a First Class degree in Law, and successfully completing her LPC at the University of Wales. Whilst undertaking her degree, Rhiannon volunteered at the University of South Wales Legal Advice Clinic during her third year as a student advisor, which is a student led pro-bono clinic. In her role there, she gained experience primarily in family law cases, where she supported clients through often very difficult periods of their lives, where they required legal advice and assistance with matters including divorces and child contact.

Court of Protection Solicitor Mental Health Accredited - Law Society

Rhiannon is a Law Society Accredited Mental Health Representative and represents both restricted and unrestricted patients in front of the Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales.

Rhiannon also attends Care and Treatment Planning meetings, s117 meetings and advises and represent both patients and their nearest relatives at Hospital Managers Hearings. With her warm, personable approach, Rhiannon is quickly able to build good working relationships with her clients and is able to discuss even the most delicate of topics sensitively, to elicit clear instructions. Coupled with a keen eye for detail, she is able to analyse expert evidence and adduce both positive and negative elements to properly prepare her client’s case, giving them the best chance of success at appeal.

Finalist for Wales Legal Awards

Wales Legal Awards Finalist 2022Rhiannon is currently a finalist in the prestigious Wales Legal Awards for ‘Rising Star’. This award recognises one individual lawyer who has been nominated within the legal profession. It is a great honour to be nominated. Nominees must demonstrate that they have a high-level of involvement within the profession and area of practice – bringing insight, flair and imagination to everything they do.

The Rising Star award is one of only two awards for an individual. The judges look for personal and professional excellence alongside evidence of an individual who stands heads and shoulders above their contemporaries in Wales.