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Owain Rhys James appointed Independent Appeals Panel Chairperson for the FAW

Owain Rhys James has been appointed as an Independent Appeals Panel Chairperson for the Football Association of Wales.

 

In his role, Owain will chair the FAW's disciplinary appeals panel on an ad hoc basis. He is one of six appointed Chairpersons and has been appointed for a term of three years.

 

Civitas Law consolidates its position in the new rankings from Chambers and Partners

The new edition of Chambers and Partners' UK Bar is out.  Civitas Law has 13 rankings for 8 of its members. 

 

We are the only set to have juniors ranked for Public and Administrative Law on the Wales and Chester Circuit; and all of those ranked for Clinical Negligence on circuit are members of Civitas Law. We are delighted to be described as being at the "forefront of personal injury law in Wales".

Chris Howells acts in first Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme case

Last Friday, Chris Howells appeared before the Employment Tribunal in Cardiff as the first volunteer representative for the ELIP scheme.

 

The Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme is a new initiative backed by the Regional Employment Judge, the Bar Council and the Free Representation Unit together with local solicitors. Chris, assisted by local solicitors, provided assistance and advice to the Claimant before the ET.

 

For more information, do not hesitate to contact our clerks.

Chris Howells acts in first Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme case

Last Friday, Chris Howells appeared before the Employment Tribunal in Cardiff as the first volunteer representative for the ELIP scheme.

 

The Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person Support Scheme is a new initiative backed by the Regional Employment Judge, the Bar Council and the Free Representation Unit together with local solicitors. Chris, assisted by local solicitors, provided assistance and advice to the Claimant before the ET.

 

For more information, do not hesitate to contact our clerks.

Richard Cole appointed as a Judicial Officer for rugby's European Cup

Richard Cole has been appointed a Judicial Officer for the EPRC Champions and Challenge Cup which starts this week. He attended an enjoyable seminar in Edinburgh (location of the finals in May 2017) on Saturday 8 October 2016, which consisted of a number of interesting talks and lectures from referees, lawyers and senior Judicial Officers. Richard was one of four Judicial Officers recommended for appointment by the Welsh Rugby Union.

Richard also sits as a judicial officer for the Welsh Rugby Union, the PRO 12 League, and the Six Nations Championship.

Anthony Vines in fatal Newport health and safety prosecution

 

Cardiff Crown Court last Friday saw the sentencing of the defendant in a case relating to a yard gate the main hinge of which had failed crushing a delivery driver, Mr Ronald Hayward.  A sentence of £500,000 was imposed following a very early guilty plea; costs of £108,625.85 were also awarded.

Book now for our Civil and Employment Law Update

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."