Mr Huw Shepheard (1982)

Mr Huw Shepheard (1982)

LLB(Hons), MBA London
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1982 Public Access Accredited
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Profile

General Information

BARRISTER AND BUSINESS 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
  • Directors' 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
  • Property
  • Trusts and Probate
  • 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 and a Master's degree in business and finance, 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.  He also has some knowledge of French, German, Italian and Russian.

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

Personal:

Huw 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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Areas of Law

Mr Huw Shepheard (1982) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Property
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Costs
  • Criminal Law
  • Inquests
  • International Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Regulation
  • Property
  • Road Traffic
  • Wills & Probate

Outside of these key areas of law, Mr Huw Shepheard (1982) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Huw direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336

SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

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.

REDRESS:

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Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).

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Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

PRIVACY NOTICE


1. In order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’), I set out in this privacy notice how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data.

2. The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used, and your rights in relation to that data.

3. This notice has effect where you or your litigation friend (often a parent) have instructed me either directly under the Bar Public Access scheme, through your solicitor or agent or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

4. In order to provide you with legal services, such as:
Advice on the prospects of litigation;
Advice on the value of your claim;
Representation at a court hearing;
Representation at trial;
Advice, review or comment on legal issues or evidence,
I have to process your personal data.
5. Processing means anything done to data such as: recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6. The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7. If you have instructed me on a direct access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent), to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

8. If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.
Who will receive your data?
9. I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include:

(i) Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
(ii) Your solicitors, or agent representing you, through whom I have been instructed;

(iii) Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv)  Solicitors, barristers, or other legal representatives;

(v)  Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi) Education and examining bodies; and

(vii) Current, past or prospective employers.
Special Categories of Data
10. In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9(1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

11. This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim or advise on the prospects of a legal claim.
Retention
12. I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

13. How long your personal data is kept will depend on a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service I am providing you with is complete. However, in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct to retain records of my cases, and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records for 6 years.

14. Once your case has concluded and fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes:
(i) The legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;
(ii) To check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;
(iii) For use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;
(iv) To refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

15. Processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (ii), (iii), and (iv) above will take place for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.  This is in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

16. Processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(i) above will take place because it is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. This is in accordance with Article 6(1)(c) GDPR.
Your Rights
17. Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

18. If you withdraw your consent for me to process such data, it will be highly likely that I will no longer be able to provide you with the legal services you seek.

19. You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

20. You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

21. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in the circumstances described in paragraph 14 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests.

22. Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you cannot object.

23. You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply:
(i) The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
(ii) You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;
(iii) Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing set out in paragraph 14;
(iv) The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or
(v) The personal data has to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

24. You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons: as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 14).

25. Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort.

Security

26. I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. The I.T. systems used by Clerksroom are ISO27001 compliant.

Complaints or Queries

27. If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me: shepheard@clerksroom.com, or my clerks: mail@clerksroom telephone 01823 247 247.

28. I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

29. You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact_us

 

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