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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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...

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...

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...

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...