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Leading Juniors

Christopher HowellsCivitas Law 'He is professional and has an excellent manner with clients. He does not get rattled and is always very well prepared and is a skilled advocate. He goes the extra mile for his clients and has an excellent appreciation of the challenges faced by solicitors.' 
Jonathan Walters – Civitas Law ‘He is extremely thorough in his preparation and assessment of cases and is always on hand to provide advice when needed. He is well-respected by clients and his general manner and presentation in meetings and court instils a sense of confidence in him and his ability to find the most suitable resolution under the circumstances.’
Joanne WilliamsCivitas Law 'She is approachable and supportive. She has excellent witness care skills and is always a delight to instruct. She is responsive and gives hands on practical support throughout. She is also a skilled and experienced advocate, with the rare mix of a subtle yet robust approach.'

Employment in Regional Bar

Civitas Law

Civitas Law’s employment group offers considerable expertise, with members receiving instructions from a wide range of employers and employees in relation to advisory and contentious matters. Jonathan Walters is regularly instructed by clients from the public and private sectors in relation to complex discrimination and whistleblowing employment tribunal litigation. With ‘excellent advocacy skills’ Joanne Williams principally acts for respondents, including government departments; recently she represented the respondent in the direct belief discrimination claim, Sohpal v HMRC, concerning postings about COVID-19 vaccinations on a workplace Yammer forum. Christopher Howells ‘goes the extra mile for his clients’ and often handles discrimination and whistleblowing claims brought by employees against local authorities.


‘Civitas Law offers a great selection of junior employment barristers based in Cardiff and is usually our first port of call for all cases listed in the Employment Tribunal in England & Wales.’ 

‘I am generally impressed with the broad strength of counsel and will often approach this set first for any matters listed in a South Wales Court or even further afield into the South West.’

‘Civitas are a great chambers; consistently good results.’

‘Clerks are friendly and always respond very promptly.’