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A Day in the Life of ... Gwyn Evans (barrister, Tanfield Chambers)
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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?
I am a barrister at Tanfield Chambers. Each day is very different but I represent people - usually parents or separating couples - in court at least twice per week. The rest of my time is spent preparing cases providing legal advice or researching some (usually arcane!) point of law. I also keep up to date with new law and deliver lectures or provide commentary on matters I think are interesting or controversial. My specialisms are matrimonial finance trusts of land and private children disputes but I also advise on contested probate and inheritance act matters.
How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?
I have been a tenant at Tanfield Chambers since being invited to join in 2010. The set at which I did my pupillage with two other pupils did not take any of us on so we all (successfully) applied elsewhere for tenancy via a 'third six' pupillage. I was a late starter in the legal profession (I retrained when I was in my early...
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