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Leading Silks

Lloyd Williams KC30 Park Place ChambersHe has a deceptively calm exterior but can cut to the heart of a problem seamlessly. He is enjoyable to work with as he has a great team-minded approach. He works very well with juniors.' 

Leading Juniors

Andrew ArentsenFarrar’s Building ‘He has an ability to get straight to the crucial matters in a case and will always make a decision rather than leave things up in the air. He commands the respect of judges by nailing the important issues and has excellent client care skills.’ 
Ben Davies30 Park Place Chambers ‘He produces thorough and reliable work.  He is very approachable and is always willing to make time to discuss matters and has excellent client care skills.' 
Simon HughesFarrar’s BuildingHe is an excellent advocate and provides thorough and pragmatic advice even on the most complex matters.  He is always calm and considered in his approach, putting client's at ease.' 
Nicholas David JonesCivitas LawHe is very approachable, displays excellent judgement and is very thorough. A force to be reckoned with in negotiations.' 
Andrew MorseFarrar’s Building  ‘He is an extremely client-friendly counsel, sensible, down to earth and pragmatic. He gets to the issues very quickly and is good in negotiations.'
Rebecca Mansell – Civitas LawShe is a great communicator, builds excellent rapport with clients and shows great attention to detail.’
Sam Aynsley – 30 Park Place Chambers ‘He is able to get to the issue of a case quickly and provide good quality advice which is relevant and also commercially sound. He is very good in conferences with clients and is able to advise them appropriately on the risks in their case.' 
Dominic JoyceLinenhall Chambers ‘He is thorough and has an ability to pick up issues very well, and advise and advocate in a manner which is not aggressive but effective.’

Rising Stars

Alys Williams – Civitas LawShe is very good at unpicking complex issues in order to understand the key issues on a matter. She is calm and considered and is certainly very well prepared for all conferences and court appearances.'

Personal injury in Regional Bar

30 Park Place

30 Park Place Chambers is a ‘go-to chambers‘ for personal injury work. Lloyd Williams KC has considerable experience and with ‘a deceptively calm exterior’ regularly leads on high-value matters involving clients without capacity and cases involving head and spinal injuries. The ‘very approachableBen Davies heads the team and represents both claimants and defendants in multi-track claims. He regularly handles cases involving issues of employers’ liability, public liability, and road traffic accidents and increasingly represents clients with significant brain and spinal injuries. Sam Aynsley‘s ‘client care skills are second to none‘ and he continues to build a reputation for his personal injury expertise.


‘Kayleigh Jefferies and Phillip Griffiths are super – really responsive and helpful and willing to go above and beyond the norm to help. They also echo the commercial approach of counsel which is appreciated.’

’30 Park Place is my go-to chambers and the service there is second to none.’ 

’30 Park Place Chambers is a great Chambers to work with. They are friendly, very efficient, have a great turnaround, and they are really good with quick and efficient acknowledgements of instructions to counsel.’ 

‘The clerks are excellent and have always been able to accommodate my demands, often on short notice!’

‘The clerks are responsive and are a pleasure to deal with.’

Work highlights

Civitas Law

Civitas Law is a ‘well known set’ for personal injury work. Nicholas Jones  is ‘a force to be reckoned with in negotiations‘ and specialises in complex cases involving catastrophic injuries, including acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and upper and lower limb amputations. Rebecca Mansell has a reputation for being ‘very thorough‘ and handles a wide range of cases, including those involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, and public liability. Notably, she also has experience dealing with cases involving allegations of fraud. Alys Williams is ‘technical and logical in her approach‘ and her growing personal injury practice sees her instructed by claimants and defendants in relation to both fast track and multi-track claims, often involving road traffic accidents and claims against police forces as well as issues of occupiers’, employers’, product, and public liability.

Other key lawyers:

Alys Williams; Nicholas David Jones; Rebecca Mansell


‘Jonathan Mytton is a first rate clerk- he goes over and above to help you.  Nothing is ever too much trouble for him.’

‘The senior clerk, Sandra Harvey is first class and will always go that extra mile to try and get things done by the relevant counsel in a timely and professional manner.’ 

‘Excellent chambers with a number of experienced members who can deal with Personal Injury claims, from fast track to high value multi track claims.’ 

‘Well known set who have continued boldly to focus on specialist work unlike many other Welsh sets.’

‘Civitas has a range of counsel available and the clerks very helpful and flexible.’

Work highlights

Linenhall Chambers

Members of Chester-based Linenhall Chambers are well known for representing both defendants and claimants in fast-track personal injury cases on the Wales and Chester Circuit. Dominic Joyceremains in control of any situation‘ and has particular experience handling cases concerning road traffic accidents, including those involving credit hire and alleged fraud. He also acts in employers’ and occupiers’ liability cases. Russell Moffat also has broad personal injury experience, with expertise in cases involving credit hire.


‘James D’Arcy is excellent. He does the main clerking for the more senior barristers and always accommodates our needs.’ 

‘Linenhall Chambers provides a good skill set of barristers and the clerking always accommodates our firm well.’ 

‘The clerking team does excellent work. They respond to availability queries for their members promptly so that in the instances they are not able to provide counsel there is enough time to find alternative representation. They are also very polite and professional and respond to queries and try to provide the best counsel for the case.’ 

Work highlights