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Leading Juniors

Christopher Howells - Civitas LawChristopher has a calm, measured approach and a client-friendly manner which inspires confidence. His legal analysis and judgement of issues is very good as are his advocacy skills.
George Pollitt - Iscoed ChambersGeorge has an outstanding technical grasp of difficult areas of employment law such as discrimination. His pleadings manage to present complex legal arguments in an accessible manner.
Jonathan Walters - Civitas LawJonathan is the go-to barrister for the more complex cases and always provides excellent, clear written advice, which is often turned around reasonably quickly, despite a busy workload.
Joanne Williams - Civitas LawJo is particularly adept at cross examination in disability discrimination claims; Jo has a subtle but highly effective approach which has been especially well received when questioning more vulnerable witnesses.
Owain Rhys James - Civitas LawOwain is great on detail, but I most valued his helpful, warm and positive approach to the entire undertaking of getting a case with multiple witnesses to and through hearing smoothly.

Employment in Regional Bar

Civitas Law

Members of Civitas Law offer a comprehensive service, with specialists across all employment matters with juniors of a range of experience acting for employees and public and private sector employers.  Joanne Williams is instructed by the Ministry of Defence Police in a disability discrimination claim, raising issues of the treatment of mental health is viewed in the context of armed police officers (the force being one of two routinely armed police forces in Wales alongside the Civil Nuclear Constabulary).



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

‘Civitas is my chambers of choice for employment matters with strength in depth.’


‘We always find Civitas Law’s clerks to be very responsive and down to earth.’

‘The clerks are friendly, communicative, and respond very quickly.’

Iscoed Chambers

Iscoed Chambers' employment team offer a full range of drafting and advisory services in all employment matters. George Pollitt continues to be a regular fixture in the Employment Tribunal representing both claimants and defendants in unfair and constructive dismissal cases.. Helen Randall is also a familiar face in the Tribunal, recently acting for the claimant in a case involving treatment at work by customers and unfair constructive dismissal.



‘Our experience of Iscoed Chambers is always welcoming, well organised and responsive.’


The clerks are very hands on and very supportive. They are always willing to work with you to find available counsel.’