Areas of Expertise
Mr Price Rowlands has extensive experience of commercial litigation. This includes building, employment and entertainment contracts, copyright and patent disputes, sports law, and professional negligence actions for doctors, veterinary surgeons and solicitors.
He was Standing Counsel to the Department of Trade and Industry, for many years, undertaking company and commercial matters on their behalf, and was formerly a commercial partner with a large firm of solicitors in the City of London; he has an MBA from a well-known business school.
Gwynn was also a part-time employment judge for over ten years. He has been before the Employment Appeal Tribunal, the High Court, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal, on many occasions, representing employers and employees, as well as before Employment Tribunals throughout the country.
Several cases have involved public law and human rights issues and he has acted in complex discrimination disputes.
He advises on (and drafts) employment contracts and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Employment Law Bar Association.
He does public and direct access work and has post-graduate qualifications in Employment and European Union law; he has lectured part-time.
Gwynn has also represented clients in matrimonial finance disputes, including several high value cases
Buckingham and Singh v UPS Limited
Application of mobility clauses to national carriers.
Graham v BNP
Unfair dismissal: members’ leaks case.
Jones v HM Prison Service
Constructive dismissal and abuse of process.
Sohal v Syeds
Dispute over trainee solicitor’s contract, Unison (several cases), application of European law to national contracts.
Gwynn has practised in family matters over many years, including children (private and public), and adoption.
He has represented parents and children in numerous applications for contact and residence. This has often involved difficult disputes where parents have criminal convictions, as well as vulnerable parents and children with mental health issues. He has also acted for professional clients and in cases involving foreign jurisdiction.
In public law, he has undertaken several disability matters and appeared for local authorities where children have been at significant risk. He has been instructed in sexual assault and abuse cases, as well as in adoption, special guardianship, child abduction, and abuse of process in the High Court and transfer out of jurisdiction.
Gwynn has represented five local authorities in the London area in recent years and councils in Birmingham and the North West. This experience is extremely beneficial whether he represents the parents or children or county or local councils.
He has been an advocate in many domestic violence matters across a broad spectrum of issues.
Monkhouse v Monkhouse
Phillips v Rennie
Howgate v Pugh
Marshall v Marshall
Gwynn Price Rowlands undertakes a broad range of civil litigation and does public and direct access work. He has done a considerable amount of personal injury and medical negligence cases in recent years, including CFA instructions, and he has represented claimants and defendants in chemical poisoning disputes, accidents in factories, hospitals, and oil rigs, and actions following surgery and midwifery.
He represented the Defendant in the first million-pound structured settlement in England v Wales (Brown v Mersey Regional Health Authority).