Gwyn Evans

Gwyn Evans Barrister
Tanfield Chambers

At Tanfield Chambers, Gwyn has a family and private client practice, encompassing financial remedies, trusts of land, inheritance disputes, court of protection work, presumption of death and challenging - often international - private law children cases. Gwyn combines excellent client care skills with thorough technical legal knowledge.

Gwyn graduated with first class honours (Social and Political Science) from Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1996. He also obtained a distinction in acting from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School before completing his GDL at City. He regularly lectures for CLT on TOLATA, and writes for Family Law Week, LexisNexisPSL and Family Law on financial remedies and TOLATA.

A member of Gray's Inn, Gwyn is regularly acting and singing in Gray's Inn Miscellany.

Gwyn is the winner of the 2016 Family Law Commentator of the Year award.

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Our House, in the middle of … Ambridge: Rogers v Burns 21 JUL 2017

Our House, in the middle of … Ambridge: Rogers v Burns

Thirty-something lovers Fallon Rogers (barmaid) and Harrison Burns (police constable) didn’t have...

Blessed are the dependants, for they shall inherit the earth (possibly): Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others [2017] UKSC 17 20 MAR 2017

Blessed are the dependants, for they shall inherit the earth (possibly): Ilott v The Blue Cross and Others [2017] UKSC 17

How easy is it to ensure that the decisions set out in your will as to the destination of your...

NR v AB [2016] EWHC 277 (Fam): A licence made sense 14 MAR 2017

NR v AB [2016] EWHC 277 (Fam): A licence made sense

If a matrimonial home is owned by a limited company, shares in which are held - and financing for...

Family Law Cohabitation Conference 25 JAN 2017

Family Law Cohabitation Conference

The below article appears in the January issue of Family Law at [2017] Fam Law 114 and has been...

Oral agreements and interests in land: a walk in the park! 11 OCT 2016

Oral agreements and interests in land: a walk in the park!

Can you give away an interest in land in the course of a discussion? In Ely v Robson [2016] EWCA...

A Day in the Life of ... Gwyn Evans (barrister, Tanfield Chambers) 19 SEP 2016

A Day in the Life of ... Gwyn Evans (barrister, Tanfield Chambers)

What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis? I am a barrister at Tanfield...

Is there something I should know? Disclosure and non-disclosure in the family court: Part 1 25 JUL 2016

Is there something I should know? Disclosure and non-disclosure in the family court: Part 1

In NG v SG (Appeal: Non-Disclosure) [2011] EWHC 3270 (Fam), [2012] 1 FLR 1211 Mostyn J described...

Needs Must! Family Justice Council provides guidance for financial orders in needs cases 11 JUL 2016

Needs Must! Family Justice Council provides guidance for financial orders in needs cases

'The law relating to financial orders is inherently unclear. It is not possible to discern from...

Shares, chairs and automobiles: Montalto v Popat and Others [2016] EWHC 801 (Ch) 25 APR 2016

Shares, chairs and automobiles: Montalto v Popat and Others [2016] EWHC 801 (Ch)

Montalto v Popat and Others [2016] EWHC 801 (Ch) This case is a cautionary tale of the ‘cost...

Pension offsetting: a question for the Family Court, or for an actuary? 12 FEB 2016

Pension offsetting: a question for the Family Court, or for an actuary?

In ancillary relief litigation, whose responsibility is it to quantify the value of future...

Burns v Burns – elderly testators, mental impairment and the ‘golden rule’ 08 FEB 2016

Burns v Burns – elderly testators, mental impairment and the ‘golden rule’

What if an elderly client, whose state of mental health is uncertain, approaches you and asks...

Who needs a lawyer, anyway? Limited retainers, financial remedies and drafting consent orders 04 DEC 2015

Who needs a lawyer, anyway? Limited retainers, financial remedies and drafting consent orders

Minkin v Landsberg [2015] EWCA Civ 1152 Drafting a consent order: How hard can it be? What ...

Barnes v Phillips [2015] EWCA Civ 1056: Imputation! Imputation! Imputation! 28 OCT 2015

Barnes v Phillips [2015] EWCA Civ 1056: Imputation! Imputation! Imputation!

This judgment is somewhat unusual. I have summarised it below, and highlighted tensions with the...