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Rhiannon Holtham

Work 02920 474 090
Capital Law Limited

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Construction, Energy & Projects


Rhiannon is a Senior Asscoaiate in our Construction, Energy & Orojects team. She is a  highly experienced lawyer who predominantly advises on procurement, commercial, state aid and public funding matters.

Rhiannon acts for a variety of organisations in the public and private sectors and has a proven track record of generating longstanding working relationships with clients. 

Rhiannon is the Specialist Legal Adviser to the Counsel General of the Welsh Government, on a part-time secondment basis.

Rhiannon’s procurement expertise ranges from large scale and complex projects to the provision of ad hoc procurement advice. She supports clients bidding for public contracts and those seeking to award such contracts, ensuring procurement processes are legally compliant, enhance interest and competition in the contract opportunity, and are delivered within the relevant timescales and budget. 

Rhiannon also advises on state aid and funding matters, with a particular expertise in advising on legislation and guidance relevant to the European Regional Development Fund.

Rhiannon thoroughly enjoys training clients and regularly delivers external training on a variety of topics, including procurement, collaborative working and agreements for joint working.

Rhiannon is a trustee of toogoodtowaste, a charity that aims to reduce waste and alleviate poverty, and is the vice-chair of the charity’s finance sub-committee.


Trainee Solicitor at Coffin Mew Solicitors (2002 – 2004); Solicitor at Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council (2004 – 2005); Partner at Clarkslegal LLP (2005 – 2016); Senior Associate at Capital Law (2016 – present)


The Law Society of England and Wales; Trustee  and vice chair of the finance sub-committee of toogoodtowaste.


Plymouth University, Bachelor of Law: LL.B. (1996 – 1999); Cardiff University, Legal Practice Course (2000 – 2001)


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Rhiannon Holtham - Capital Law LLP

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The 'personable, enthusiastic, committed and engaged' team at Capital Law LLP is 'impressively strong at public law and regulatory/compliance issues' where it is able to provide 'expert advice on the Welsh jurisdiction and Wales’ specific legal requirements'. The team has picked up a significant amount of public sector work since its appointment to the NPS panel including Jeremy Williams' work for the Welsh government on the M4 relief road project, work which has expanded to include dealing with all the parties affected where the proposed relief road impacts on their interests. The 'very approachable and knowledgeable all-rounder' Nicola Mead-Batten has a 'real capacity for lateral thinking and a great commercial acumen', particularly as it relates to judicial review matters as demonstrated by her high-profile work alongside commercial litigator Stephen Meade for the British Medical Association. Senior associate Rhiannon Holtham 'has very strong waste procurement knowledge' and is acting for Caerphilly County Borough Council on the procurement of the Organics Waste treatment contract.

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