Huw Shepheard (1982)

Huw Shepheard (1982)

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

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General Information

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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We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

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