Rhys has a diverse common law practice, with a particular emphasis on insurance fraud litigation and personal injury, as well as an increasing international criminal law and international public law practice.
Within his domestic common law practice, Rhys represents both Claimants and Defendants and has a particular interest in high value fraudulent claims with a focus on multi-claimant complex litigation. He is regularly instructed at an early stage in cases ranging from large-scale sophisticated fraud ring operations to comparatively modest opportunistic fraudulent claims. Recent experience in this area includes advising in civil fraud and contempt proceedings, private criminal prosecutions and pro-active claims by insurers in cases of suspected dishonesty.
In international law, Rhys accepts instructions across a broad spectrum of matters concerning international public and international criminal law. Rhys is also regularly in demand as a speaker and has recently spoken at, and chaired, events at the 36th and 37th sessions of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. He has also spoken at, and chaired, meetings at the House of Commons on human rights matters including the use of the death penalty in the Middle East, and the protection of prisoners in international law.
Rhys has lectured on wide-ranging areas of law including credit hire, fraud rings and personal-injury litigation tactics. He began his career at the bar as a criminal practitioner and is an experienced jury and appellate court advocate.