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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.