Rhys Taylor

Rhys Taylor Barrister and Arbitrator
30 Park Place

Rhys Taylor is a barrister and arbitrator who practices out of 30 Park Place, Cardiff and 36 Bedford Row. Rhys specialises in the financial aspects of relationship breakdown on divorce and between cohabitants. He is a co-editor of www.FamilyArbitrator.com. Away from his usual practice, Rhys sits as a part-time tribunal chairman for the Residential Property Tribunal (Wales), dealing with long leasehold disputes.

Rhys has written extensively on the interaction between family and civil law, references to which can be found on twitter at #civillawforfamilylawyers.

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Another witches' brew: Pensions on divorce 22 JUN 2016

Another witches' brew: Pensions on divorce

This paper provides an up-to-date review of the treatment of pensions on divorce in light of the...

Presenting financial remedy ‘needs’ cases 06 APR 2016

Presenting financial remedy ‘needs’ cases

Rhys Taylor reflects upon the conduct and presentation of a 'needs' case referred to in...

Family loans (again): What about a variable nuptial settlement? 15 MAR 2016

Family loans (again): What about a variable nuptial settlement?

Nuptial settlements for the purposes of s 24(1)(c) of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 have been...

Apples or pears: pension offsetting on divorce 21 NOV 2015

Apples or pears: pension offsetting on divorce

This paper address the 'Cinderella' of financial remedies on divorce; namely, the practice of...

Early Neutral Evaluation of cohabitation and Inheritance Act disputes 28 SEP 2015

Early Neutral Evaluation of cohabitation and Inheritance Act disputes

In Seals v Williams [2015] EWHC 1829 (Ch), concerning an Inheritance Act dispute, Norris J noted,...

A day in the life of ... Rhys Taylor (Family finance barrister) 21 AUG 2015

A day in the life of ... Rhys Taylor (Family finance barrister)

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

Bagum v Hafiz & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 801 27 JUL 2015

Bagum v Hafiz & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 801

Bagum v Hafiz is an important new case to add to the TOLATA library. In it the Court of Appeal,...

Recurring misconceptions in TOLATA cases 22 JUN 2015

Recurring misconceptions in TOLATA cases

At a distance, cohabitation disputes involving constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel and...

Pensions on divorce: equalisation of income or capital? 10 MAR 2015

Pensions on divorce: equalisation of income or capital?

In the Blue ‘equalisation of income in retirement’ Corner we find Coleridge J in RP v RP [2006]...

Predicting the remedy in a proprietary estoppel claim: which route home? 24 FEB 2015

Predicting the remedy in a proprietary estoppel claim: which route home?

The Law Commission1 has observed that the lack of any overarching principle in s 25 of the...

Family arbitration for 'DR dummies': An overview 25 NOV 2014

Family arbitration for 'DR dummies': An overview

This article was written in support of Resolution's third Family Dispute Resolution Week, running...

A Proposed Draft Final TOLATA Order 18 SEP 2014

A Proposed Draft Final TOLATA Order

Just about every permutation of order in family proceedings has been considered in the Family...

Book review: Family law arbitration: A judicially recognised alternative to the family court 29 JUL 2014

Book review: Family law arbitration: A judicially recognised alternative to the family court

Family law arbitration: A judicially recognised alternative to the family court Dennis Sheridan ...

A checklist for an IFLA family arbitration 25 JUL 2014

A checklist for an IFLA family arbitration

The co-editors of www.FamilyArbitrator.com have devised a comprehensive checklist of topics and...

Arbitration of TOLATA disputes: Why would anyone now choose to litigate? 18 JUL 2014

Arbitration of TOLATA disputes: Why would anyone now choose to litigate?

The doubters as to the efficacy of IFLA family arbitration in the financial remedy context need...

FamilyArbitrator Procedural Summary 13 JUN 2014

FamilyArbitrator Procedural Summary

Arbitration is a type of private dispute resolution, in which the parties select an...