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Leading Silks

Rhodri Williams KC30 Park Place ChambersA very shrewd tactician with vast public law experience. An advocate with strong powers of persuasion and a calm, authoritative manner.’

Leading Juniors

David Gardner  – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘He is dedicated to public law in Wales. Very attentive, and his advice is very timely, accessible and thorough.’
Christian Howells30 Park Place ChambersChristian is an efficient and intellectually astute barrister. He is extremely organised and thorough in his preparation.’
David Hughes30 Park Place ChambersA junior who thinks outside the box.’
Christian Jowett30 Park Place ChambersHe is very approachable, knowledgeable and reliable. An advocate who is assertive, calm and adaptable under pressure.’
Cathrine Grubb  – Civitas LawShe exercises a high degree of professionalism, has a very good understanding of public and administrative law, and is extremely thorough in her legal analysis.’
Rebecca Harrington30 Park Place ChambersRebecca consistently provides clear and constructive advice, both in writing and in conference. She demonstrates a real understanding of issues facing the Local Authority as well as genuine empathy towards those individuals who are the subject of such cases. An excellent communicator.’
Owain Rhys JamesCivitas LawVery persuasive. Owain charms the court and is determined to get the best result for his clients.’

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

30 Park Place Chambers

30 Park Place Chambers is viewed by some as ‘the best public law set in Wales‘. Rhodri Williams KC is ‘excellent on Welsh devolved public law‘, and Rebecca Harrington is sought after for her expertise in advising on a range of administrative law issues. Recent case highlights include Christian Howells acting for the Counsel General for Wales in Reference by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland - United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill, a Supreme Court case concerning whether the legislation passed by the Scottish Parliament incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was within its legislative competence.



Strength in depth.’


Supportive and a good commercial attitude.’

A friendly, competent and efficient team.’

Very helpful.’

Civitas Law

At Civitas Law, members are well known for representing individuals, governmental bodies, and local authorities in a wide range of public law matters. Cathrine Grubb  is active in this area, with notable expertise in acting in judicial review challenges and human rights claims involving immigration and asylum issues. Anthony Vines  and the ‘reliable and personableOwain Rhys James are other key names in the team.