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Leading Juniors

Christian Howells30 Park Place Chambers 'A leading junior in administrative law, particularly in those cases with a Welsh devolution angle, with a forensic attention to detail coupled with very strong interpersonal skills.' 
David Hughes30 Park Place Chambers 'He is always very keen in this area of law and fights tirelessly for his clients.  He is a pleasure to work with for any instructing solicitor. Overall, a very competent advocate and good with his papers too.'
Christian Jowett30 Park Place Chambers ‘His attention to detail is excellent. He has an ability to plough through a vast amount of material and pick out the salient points with ease. He is user-friendly and a great advocate.’ 
Matthew Wyard – 3PBHis knowledge and expertise make him a natural choice to instruct on judicial review matters. He knows the Welsh legislation inside out. He is tactically very astute in such challenges and delivers advice in a timely and sensitive manner.’ 

Rising Stars

Laura Shepherd – 30 Park Place ChambersAs an advocate, she is tenacious and unflappable. She has an impressive depth of knowledge and gives clear advice. She is a very calm presence with clients and her preparation and attention to detail are second to none.’ 

Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights) in Regional Bar

30 Park Place

30 Park Place Chambers is ‘an excellent set of chambers’ for public law work, with members regularly acting on behalf of government, public bodies, and claimants in high-profile cases. The ‘tireless’ David Hughes specialises in civil actions against the police, including judicial reviews of police decisions to caution and to refer cases to the CPS, as well as data protection claims against the police. Laura Shepherd is ‘tenacious and unflappable’ when representing local authorities and claimants in judicial review proceedings, particularly in relation to health and community care and education decisions. Rebecca Harrington also works with local authorities in the area of community care and often advises on issues pertaining to the interaction of English and Welsh legislative provisions. Christian Jowett‘s broad expertise includes judicial reviews and statutory appeals, while Christian Howells is a public and constitutional law specialist regularly instructed on behalf of claimants, governments, local authorities, and health boards. He recently acted for the claimant in Counsel General for Wales v Secretary of State for Business, a judicial review of the UK Internal Market Act 2020, with the Counsel General seeking a declaration that the Act cannot impliedly limit the Senedd’s legislative competence.


’30 Park Place are making a real push to enhance their public law offering, with a specific focus on Welsh devolved areas of work. The team are definitely building the depth of experience available, and held a Public Law day with talks from various counsel and solicitors.’

‘An excellent set of Chambers. They knock spots off the big London sets.’

‘A good range of barristers available of varying degrees of seniority.’

‘The clerks are incredibly receptive and are always on hand to find a solution and ensure the availability of counsel.’

‘The clerks are a delight to work with.’


Civitas Law

Members of Civitas Law receive instructions from a wide range of clients, including central and local government, institutions like the NHS and police forces, insurers, businesses, and individuals. Owain Rhys James, able to advise and advocate in Welsh, regularly acts at the instruction of local authorities in commercial and property cases with public law issues at stake. Anthony Vines advises on a range of administrative matters, while Cathrine Grubb has returned to private practice after time spent employed at the Independent Monitoring Authority working on the effective implementation and application of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement.