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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Civitas Law is managed by the Management Board. The Board consists of three to five members of Civitas Law. The members of the Board are elected at the General Meeting of Civitas Law. Each member of the Board serves as Chair for a period of six months.  Management Boards are re-elected every 18 months. The Chair passes between all three members of the Management Board on a six month cycle.

Management Board

Management Board – Bryan Thomas
Management Board – Nicholas David Jones
Management Board – Richard Cole
Management Board – Simon Hughes
Management Board – Victoria Hiller

Chambers Director

Chambers Director – David Jones

Directly below the Management Board is Chambers Director. The Chambers Director is responsible for marketing and the development of Civitas Law.
He is head of staff and is directly responsible to the Management Board.

The Clerking Team, Client support Team and Administration comprise the staff at Civitas Law.


The head of clerking is the Senior Clerk.

Senior Clerk – Andrea McLean

The senior Clerk is responsible for the clerking of barristers in Civitas Law and is the line manager of the  assistant  clerk.

Clerk – Alyson Hartington-Clark


Finance Director – David Jones

The Finance Director is responsible for the financial management of Civitas Law. 

He is assisted by a fees clerk and he is the line manager to the fee clerk.

Fee Clerk – Deborah Tully

The fee clerk is responsible for collection of barristers’ fees.


Karen Ling  is chambers’ Administrator responsible for reception, co-ordinating events and front of house duties along with client care.  

Members of Chambers

Members of Chambers carry out the following specific functions:

Head of Pupillage  – Kate Parker
Treasurer – Richard Cole
Library Officers – Kate Parker  Owain Rhys James
Equity and Diversity – Christopher Howells

Practice Divisions

Alternative Dispute Resolution ­– Mair Coombes-Davies
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence – Simon Hughes
Employment – Christopher Howells
Chancery and Commercial – Gareth Jones
Planning and Public Law – Graham Walters

A full management board diagram can be downloaded.


For further information please contact our clerks, who will be able to help you with any questions.
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