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Chris Howells, Richard Cole and Owain James will be hosting a legal update at the Management Centre, Bangor.


The topics will be:

Owain Rhys James nominated for University Alumni Award

Owain Rhys James was nominated for the "Inspiring the Next Generation Award" at the inaugural University of South Wales Alumni Awards at an event held on 7 October.The University's coverege can be seen here.


Kate Parker successful in High Court Appeal

Kate Parker recently appeared before Lewis J successfully resisting an appeal brought by the Defendant.


Civitas Law host mock trial training event for Community Housing Cymru

On 29th September Chambers was delighted to co-host a Mock Trial event in collaboration with Hugh James solicitors and Community Housing Cymru at the Future Inn, Cardiff.  

Nicholas David Jones, Richard Cole and Owain Rhys James played out a full trial as Judge and Counsel with our pupils, Tara Ahari and Alys Williams, playing the witnesses.  Senior Associate, Leon Lloyd also faced cross examination.  Over 50 delegates from Housing Associations from across Wales attended the event, which was aimed at familiarising them with the civil trial process.

Civitas Law yn cynnal seminar yny Ganolfan Rheolaeth, Prifysgol Bangor ar 1 o o Dachwedd

Mae Chris Howells, Richard Cole and Owain James, bargyfreithwyr yn Civitas Law, yn cynnal seminar CPD. Bydd tair seminar fer yn rhoi diweddariadau cyfreithiol a pwyntiau ymarferol.


Y pynciau trafod fydd:

·Diweddariadau yng Nghyfraith Cyflogaeth – Chris Howells sydd yn trafod diweddariadau ac achosion pwysig o’r Tribiwnlys Cyflogaeth

·Y Llysoedd Sifil ol-Mitchell a Denton – Richard Cole yn trafod cosbau a chymorth ym mhyd cyfreithiad

Civitas Law host North Wales seminar on 1 November

Civitas Law, will be hosting a legal update at the Management Centre, Bangor on 1st November.


The topics will be:


·Employment Law Update – Chris Howells highlights key recent developments in employment law

·The Civil Courts post-Mitchell and Denton – Richard Cole discusses sanctions and relief in civil litigation

·Injunctions: A Practical Guide – Owain James provides a practical step-by-step guide to obtaining injunctions in a commercial, housing, property or public law claim.


Another year of Excellent Rankings from Legal 500 for Civitas’ Barristers



Chambers has again been named a leading set in the new Legal 500.   Civitas was founded in October 2008 with the vision of providing highly specialist services, excellence and innovation in the areas of civil and public law.  It has been regarded as a Top-Tier set each year ever since, and this year was no exception.


New members at Civitas Law

Chambers is delighted to announce the addition of Dan Dyson to its Company, Commercial and Insolvency, and Property and Land team. Dan specialises in commercial and property litigation.   His practice features business disputes across a wide range of domestic industries.  His profile can be viewed here.


Alys Williams has also joined us as a Pupil under the initial supervision of Richard Cole.


Tara Ahari, Civitas Law's current pupil, will commence her second sixth in October and will be accepting instructions in all of Chambers' practice areas.


Dan Dyson joins Civitas Law

Civitas Law are delighted to welcome Dan Dyson, who joins us from Magdalen Chambers.

Dan specialises in commercial and property litigation.   His practice features business disputes across a wide range of domestic industries.  His profile can be viewed here.

Nicholas David Jones, chair of the Management Board, commented: "We are delighted that Dan has joined us. His practice and expertise complements chambers’ profile exceedingly well and adds to our strength and depth of talent."

Chambers welcomes new pupil

Chambers is delighted to welcome Alys WIlliams who has joined us as a pupil.

Originally from near Pwllheli, North Wales, Alys studied Law at the University of Liverpool and graduated with First Class Honours in 2014. She studied the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP University in Manchester, achieving a Very Competent grade.  She looks forward to joining Civitas at their new location in September to learn from and work with her supervisor and Chambers members, and gain experience in a wide variety of practice areas.


Richard Cole acts for Ministry of Justice in claim for false imprisonment

An action of false imprisonment will not lie against the gaoler of a liberty, for detaining a prisoner committed to his custody, under a warrant from the bailiff, although the arrest was made out of the bailiff’s jurisdiction - Olliet v Bessey (1682) T Jones Report 214.

The law remains the same in 2016.

S v Ministry of Justice, QBD, Cardiff.

Tara Ahari discusses the Supreme Court's decision in Moreno v Motor Insurers' Bureau

Moreno (Respondent) v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau (Appellant) [2016] UKSC 52


Tara Ahari is Civitas Law's current pupil. She will accept insutrctions in all areas of Chambers' work from the end of September. Contact the clerks for more details.


Cathrine Grubb discussed the new Pubs Code etc Regulations

New Pubs’ Code

Owain Rhys James represents local authority at EAT

Owain Rhys James recently appeared on behalf of the City of Cardiff Council before the Employment Appeals Tribunal.


Richard Cole succesful in striking out claim against Secretary of State