Huw Shepheard (1982)

Huw Shepheard (1982)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1982 Public Access Accredited

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BARRISTER, GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEGAL CONSULTANT

Huw Shepheard undertakes commercial and contractual disputes and public law litigation, advisory work and drafting over a range of practice areas and business sectors.  He is a team player who enjoys working with lay and professional clients to identify and resolve problems in a way that is best suited to the client's needs.

He is direct and decisive, a pragmatist in resolving disputes, prepares cases thoroughly and is an effective senior junior advocate.

Work undertaken:

  • Shareholders’ interests and disputes
  • Director’s rights and duties
  • Corporate governance
  • Development agreements and planning disputes
  • Local government law (but not social services)
  • Public law and judicial review
  • Financial services law and regulation both onshore and offshore
  • Trusts
  • Insolvency
  • Cross-border transactions and disputes
  • Inquests
  • Drafting agreements and primary, secondary and tertiary legislation relating to the above

Huw is also happy to assist with Personal Injury work if asked, having undertaken many cases in the past at government level.

Experience:

Huw is an experienced advocate at all levels of court and tribunal. He is a leading Barrister, has presided over a public inquiry in Jersey and has worked overseas, including serving as the Attorney General of a British Overseas Territory.

With over nine years’ experience as in-house counsel in the finance industry, Huw knows the mechanics of business, commercial negotiations and contractual detail. Huw prefers to get involved at an early stage to ensure that any negotiation or dispute is managed to best advantage through the courts or if appropriate, mediation or ADR.  He is bilingual in Welsh and English and has experience of conducting proceedings in Welsh.

Huw is also accredited to accept instructions on a public access basis.

Personal:

On a personal level, Huw is married and enjoys family life. He also sings and plays musical instruments, goes scuba diving and sailing, and loves opera, rugby and cricket.

Education:

Aberystwyth University LLB (Hons), Gray’s Inn, Manchester Business School MBA (Financial Management)

Other Experience:

Council of Europe expert in anti-corruption; formerly naval reservist; elected Police Officer, Parish of Grouville, Jersey; Volunteer and member of the management board, St John Ambulance, Bermuda.

 

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