Rhys Palmer
      • Rhys Palmer
      • Solicitor (HCB Widdows Mason Ltd)
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    Rhys Palmer

    Solicitor (HCB Widdows Mason Ltd)

     

    Areas of Expertise – Education Law and Litigation 
    •    University Dispute Resolution (via OIA if necessary)
    •    School Exclusions
    •    School Admissions
    •    Continuing Healthcare (CHC) disputes
    •    Safeguarding cases
    •    General Litigation
     
    Education and Qualifications

    •    Qualified as a Solicitor in 2016
    •    Legal Practice Course, Cardiff University
    •    Master’s Degree in Law, University of South Wales
    •    Degree in Law, University of South Wales
     
    Background and Experience
    Rhys assists University Students who have been treated poorly and advises students regarding complaints/appeals either through the university’s internal  procedures or to the OIA. Rhys is also able to assist students who have been bullied/discriminated at school.

    Rhys also advises and assists parents with exclusions and admissions appeals. Rhys is also able to assist with adult/child safeguarding cases against schools/local authorities.

    Rhys also has a background in working for the NHS handling CHC cases. Rhys is able to advise on whether the decision by the NHS Trust/CCG is correct and challenge any incorrect decisions made.

    Rhys has a vast amount of experience dealing with pre-litigated and litigated civil claims since 2013. Rhys has experience in a variety of civil matters such as Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and Industrial Disease Law. This experience has allowed Rhys to assess the potential merits of a civil case before it is issued with the Court.

    Rhys has the benefit of Claimant and Defendant experience which provides him a unique insight in dealing with civil claims. Rhys also has experience in attending and representing client at County Courts for various types of hearings.
     
    Joined HCB
    •    January 2019
     
    Approach

    Rhys joined in January 2019 as part of the Education and Litigation department mainly dealing with University disputes, admission appeals, exclusions and civil claims against schools/universities.
     
    Focus

    Rhys understands the importance of the needs of his clients and the need to explain advice in a clear and concise manner.
    Rhys is focussed on positive outcomes for his client and also knows when it is appropriate to issue a claim with the Court.
     
    Employment History:
    •    Solicitor – BC Legal
    •    Solicitor – NewLaw Solicitors
    •    Paralegal & Trainee Solicitor – NHS Wales