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August 2017

Chris Howells discusses Employment Tribunal fees decision

The long awaited decision of the Supreme Court in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor) has been issued. The Supreme Court held that the introduction of fees was unlawful: both under domestic and European legislation. Significantly, the Supreme Court upheld Unison’s submission that for those on lower and middle income the introduction of fees meant that it was unaffordable to pursue claims in the Employment Tribunal.


Chris Howells hosts succesful Local Authority seminar

Christopher Howells held an employment law seminar for a group of local authority lawyers from across South, Mid and West Wales on 20 July 2017.


If you re interested in attending one of Civitas Law's seminars, or if you would like our members to host n in-house training session, don't hesitte to contact Karen.

Owain Rhys James appointed to Welsh Government panel

Owain Rhys James has been appointed to the Welsh Government's panel of approved Counsel. He will represent the Welsh Government and its associated bodies.

Candidates had to satisfy a number of criteria, including experience of advocacy in the higher courts, experience in constitutional and administrative law, knowledge of the devolution settlement in Wales and of divergences between the law in England and in Wales, experience of working for or against the government or other public bodies and an appreciation of the particular characteristics of government litigation.