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THE MEWS, 38 CATHEDRAL ROAD, CARDIFF, CF11 9LL, WALES
Tel:
Work 0845 0713 007
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Fax 0845 0713 008
DX:
50750 CARDIFF-2
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www.civitaslaw.com

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Civitas Law is a purely civil law set, with particular focus on commercial, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence and public law. Public law is a notable strength, with five members on the Treasury Solicitor’s panel. Inquests is another key area, with selected members appointed to the National Procurement Service panel in Wales to act as advisers to local authorities in inquests. The β€˜efficient and very approachable’ Andrea Mclean is the senior clerk; her team is β€˜very professional and responsive’, and individuals will do β€˜everything in their power to ensure solicitors get continuity of counsel’. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Civitas Law is a purely civil law set, with particular focus on commercial, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence and public law. Public law is a notable strength, with five members on the Treasury Solicitor’s panel. Inquests is another key area, with selected members appointed to the National Procurement Service panel in Wales to act as advisers to local authorities in inquests. The β€˜efficient and very approachable’ Andrea Mclean is the senior clerk; her team is β€˜very professional and responsive’, and individuals will do β€˜everything in their power to ensure solicitors get continuity of counsel’. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Civitas Law is β€˜the best in Cardiff’ for commercial litigation, including insolvency and contractual disputes. The set is also recommended for media-related work, and as such, Cathrine Grubb is currently acting in a defamation case resulting from a community dispute over administration of its local mosques.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Well known for commercial dispute resolution work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Cathrine Grubb - Civitas Law β€˜Cerebral and forthright.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dan Dyson - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in a wide range of commercial litigation matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Gareth Jones - Civitas Law β€˜Highly experienced in customary Chancery cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Cole - Civitas Law β€˜Known for director disqualification matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

Civitas Law is instructed by developers and local authorities in construction and planning disputes.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in planning enforcement and statutory nuisance disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

Counsel at Civitas Law mark an increase in discrimination claims; for example, Christopher Howells recently successfully represented a claimant in a Β£367,000 disability discrimination case.

Employment – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Highly experienced in discrimination claims and unfair dismissals.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Howells - Civitas Law β€˜He has a niche practice in police misconduct hearings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joanne Williams - Civitas Law β€˜Well known for acting in discrimination cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mona Bayoumi - Civitas Law β€˜Very experienced in discrimination matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries

Counsel at Civitas Law have expertise in representing public organisations in inquests into deaths in custody, hospitals, road traffic accidents and prisons. Mona Bayoumi, Richard Cole and Victoria Hillier are among members from the set appointed to the National Procurement Service panel in Wales; their role is to advise local authorities on inquests.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Mona Bayoumi - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in acting for authorities and families in inquests.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Cole - Civitas Law β€˜Well known for representing the police force in inquests.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in inquests relating to deaths in prison.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Wales and Chester Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Civitas Law (Cardiff)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Counsel at Civitas Law cover a range of personal injury matters, with recent instructions including catastrophic injuries and industrial disease claims.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Bryan Thomas - Civitas Law β€˜He is particularly strong in joint settlement meetings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joanne Williams - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in liability and disease claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas David Jones - Civitas Law β€˜Very assiduous, and excellent with clients and their families in serious head injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Hughes - Civitas Law β€˜An excellent barrister and precise cross-examiner; a prospective silk.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Known for her practice across the range of personal injury matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

At Civitas Law, Dan Dyson is a specialist in property litigation, who is currently acting in a case concerning a Β£2m land option agreement.

Property – Leading juniors

Dan Dyson - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in boundary disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

The public law team at Civitas Law acts for individual claimants and government departments in public law matters such as immigration cases.

Public law – Leading juniors

Cathrine Grubb - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in immigration, asylum and human rights claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mona Bayoumi - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Cole - Civitas Law β€˜Known for acting for governmental departments.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜An eloquent barrister, who holds her ground in court.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Recent instructions at Civitas Law include health and safety matters and animal welfare cases.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Sagacious and amicable.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Paul - Civitas Law β€˜He creatively aligns tactical and strategic minor points alongside key principal points.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in regulatory prosecution work.’

Ranked: tier 1

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