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Rhodri is a senior silk specialising in competition law and EU law, who is closely involved in issues arising out of the EU referendum. He is also a recognised leader in public law, telecommunications law and sports law.  He received the 2008 EU/Competition law Silk of the Year Award from Chambers and Partners. He is the Honorary Treasurer of the UKAEL and Chair of the EU Law Committee of the Bar Council.  From 2013-2017 he was Joint Chair of the Joint Working Party of the UK Bars and Law Societies on Competition Law.

Rhodri was a founder member of Matrix and has twice served as Chair of the Management Committee (2004-06 and 2014-16). He is a qualified negotiator and mediator and became a Civil Recorder in 2010.

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“He is a very calm and balanced individual, who is very client-friendly and sees not just the immediate issue, but gives rounded and considered advice.”
Chambers & Partners 2018 (Competition law)

“He is very good at handling clients, seeing the bigger picture and maintaining relationships between clients and regulators. He is also very good at navigating a complicated legislative environment.”
Chambers & Partners 2018 (EU law)

“At the top of the tree for EU-related judicial reviews and drives home the key points.”
Legal 500 2019 (Administrative and public law)

“Has an unerring ability to drive home the point which most interests the court”
Legal 500 2019 (Competition law)

“Makes the very complex seem disarmingly simple and the logic of his client’s case seems inexorable.”
Legal 500 2019 (EU law)

“A wise counsel who is unflappable. He sees the bigger picture and is a crucial sounding board when it comes to strategy.”
Chambers & Partners 2017 (Competition Law)

“A true expert with gravitas and a reassuring presence in the courtroom”
Legal 500 2016 (Competition and EU)

“He’s a gentleman assassin. Very measured and very engaging, he is thoughtful and reasoned and always has the facts of the case at his fingertips.” “He’s extremely easy to work with, and both responsive and approachable.”
Chambers & Partners 2016 (Telecommunications)