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New Legal 500 confirms Chambers' profile and expertise

The 2013 edition of the Legal 500 which was published this morning has maintained Chambers' strong position as a Top Tier Set with 16 of its barristers being featured.

Amidst recognition of individual expertise in the full range of civil and public law, the national reputation of the chambers in industrial disease claims is confirmed.

Michael Brace, barrister and member of the Management Board of Civitas Law said,

"This is excellent news and further evidence of the calibre of the talent which we have available both for our solicitors and for those instructing us directly."  


Within Overview,

Chambers continues to be regarded as a tier 1 set:

"In Cardiff, Civitas Law is a pre-eminent civil and public law set."

Within Commercial litigation,

"Civitas Law's Graham Walters is an expert in Chancery matters, particularly inheritance disputes and trusts of land.  Gareth Jones specialises in cases involving trusts and probate.  Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds is a strong commercial and Chancery junior."

Within Employment,

"At Civitas Law, group head Jonathan Walters acts as junior counsel to the Welsh government.  Christopher Howells is particularly knowledgeable about TUPE issues."

Within Personal injury and clinical negligence,

"The "fluent, persuasive and personable" Andrew Arentsen heads the group at Civitas Law, which has a national reputation for industrial disease claims.  Nicholas David Jones and Bryan Thomas are both experienced in catastrophic injury, and Theo Huckle QC is noted for appellate instructions.  Robert O'Leary has an impressive record in occupational illness and disease litigation, as does Michael Brace.  Joanne Williams is also recommended."

 Within Planning, construction and property,

"Civitas Law's Graham Walters is well respected for his planning, environmental and administrative expertise.  Simon Hughes has considerable experience in land tribunal matters."

Within Regulatory and public law,

"Civitas Law's Anthony Vines has a national practice covering complex health and safety cases.  Mona Bayoumi is recommended for housing and immigration matters, and Victoria Hillier is building a very sound practice in housing and regulatory law."


Do contact the clerks on 08450 713007 for any further information.  Alternatively, visit the The Legal 500 (2013).