Portrait of Dafydd Griffiths

Dafydd Griffiths

Year of Call 1997

Professional Practice

Dafydd is a child care practitioner with extensive expertise in all areas of both private and public law.

The emphasis of his practice is in the field of children private law which comprises of residence and contact disputes and in all matters of relocation (both domestic and international).

Dafydd also specialises in the fields of Jurisdiction and abduction in the High Court as well as public law.

In the field of public law he usually represents either parents or Guardians. His cases usually involve complex medical issues (including NAHI) or cases involving allegations of serious sexual abuse.

Dafydd has appeared at all levels of court (save the Supreme Court), including a number of appeals to the Court of Appeal.

  • Recommendations

    β€˜He is a very effective advocate, with silk-standard paperwork.’
    Legal 500
  • Notable Cases

    • Re J (a child)
      [2012] EWHCC 3353 (fam)
    • O – M (children)
      [2009] EWCA Civ 1405
    • A Local Authority v J
      [2008] EWHC 1484 (fam)
    • Re B
      (2007) Lawtel AC0115985
    • Greenwich LC Council v S
      (2007) 2 FLR 154, FD
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Dafydd has run a PLO course for Butterworths and has lectured on private law updates for RELATE and undertaken in - house public law courses for Solicitor firms.
  • Personal Information

    Dafydd is a fluent Welsh speaker who read Law at University. He is married with one child. He is an avid sports fan who is a season ticket holder at Arsenal FC and in addition he follows the Welsh rugby side religiously. Outside of chambers he enjoys socialising and has an interest in the Arts.


  • FLBA
  • Grays Inn

Areas of Expertise

Family Finance
Children Law
Family law (general)