Capital Law Limited > Cardiff, Wales > Firm Profile

Capital Law Limited
CAPITAL BUILDING
TYNDALL STREET
CARDIFF
CF10 4AZ
Wales

Wales > Corporate and commercial Tier 1

Under the guidance of the 'brilliantTom Kelleher and benefiting from the 'considerable wisdom and business ties' of the 'vastly experiencedDuncan Macintosh, who was himself formerly in-house at 3i, Capital Law Limited has a particular sweet-spot advising stakeholders, including funds and management teams, engaged in lower mid-market private equity transactions. Kelleher has developed strong ties with SME fund, Westbridge Capital, regularly representing it on its downstream investment work and its exits. The 'outstanding' Philip Barratt is also pivotal to the firm's growing success in the private equity market, with expertise on behalf of management teams and funds on deal execution, as well as ongoing portfolio management-related work. In addition to handling sponsor-side private equity M&A, senior associate Laura Spendiff also regularly advises start-ups/early stage companies seeking growth financing, and has successfully nurtured strong ties with numerous local SMEs. Maria Coggins leads the commercial team and has a strong grounding in commercial contract drafting and data protection matters.

Practice head(s):

Tom Kelleher (corporate head); Maria Coggins (commercial head)

Other key lawyers:

Duncan Macintosh; Marlies Hoecherl; Angelina Drljaca-Chandler; Philip Barratt; Maria Coggins; Laura Spendiff; Chris Coughlan; Gareth Williams-Davies

Testimonials

‘Capital Law has an energetic team of high-quality deal professionals. We work with them on private equity transactions at the lower end of the value spectrum, where they provide a quality service and real value for money.’

‘The firm has a proven track record of advising organisations of various sizes across the private, public and third sectors on all their legal requirements.’

‘The main difference for me, and one of the reasons we use them so much, is that they do not sit on the fence like other firms do. They give clear, pragmatic, commercial advice, and always ultimately with a clear steer. Very much no nonsense, is how I’d describe them as a firm.’

‘The team works together really well, is technically excellent but very down-to- earth and easy to work with.’

‘The outstanding Tom Kelleher leads the team effectively, and is always available.’

‘Tom Kelleher – great lawyer and brilliant at client management and running a number of jobs at the same time.’

‘Laura Spendiff – great to work with and very good at managing all the detail on a busy job.’

‘Phil Barratt is an outstanding, commercially astute young partner. He’s a safe pair of hands, and easy to work with.’

Key clients

WestBridge Fund Managers Limited

DBW Investments (3) Limited

Ascona Group Holdings Limited

NCL Technology Ventures Limited

Sprout.ai Limited

RJD Partners Limited

PDQ Partners Limited

Digital Assets Services Limited (trading as Coincover)

GTS Flexible Materials

Veezu Holdings Limited

Sun Capital Partners

Glamorgan Telecom Group

Sero Group

TXO Systems Limited

ITC Global Security Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for WestBridge Fund Managers Limited on the investment in, and acquisition of, of Everest Acquisition Company Limited, the holding company of the construction software company Eque2 Limited.
  • Advised GTS’ management team on private equity funding from Growth Capital Partners, the UK SME private equity firm that partners with owner-managers.
  • Advising Ascona, one of the UK’s fastest growing petrol forecourt operators, on their acquisitions of petrol filling stations across the UK.

Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation Tier 1

Commercial litigation is a cornerstone practice for Capital Law Limited and accounts for a substantial volume of work across a wide range of disputes affecting both private and public sector entities. Team head Stephen Meade is a 'safe pair of hands' and is at the forefront of much of the most significant work it handles; he continues to represent the British Medical Association (BMA) on numerous disputes, including in the context of judicial review challenges. Meade has also been responsible for overseeing over 150 business interruption insurance policy claims arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant UK and devolved Government restrictions on businesses. Philip Jones has an excellent perspective across a range of corporate and finance litigation, including derivative claims and shareholder disputes. Clients also benefit from potential access to the firm's litigation fund, which was established by the 'engaging and very bright' Andrew Brown and has funded numerous cases which he has subsequently led on. Nicola Mead-Batten has a 'terrific enthusiasm for her work' and handles a considerable amount of public law-related work for the BMA. Recently promoted to partner, Guto Llewelyn has 'real commercial sense', which he deploys to good effect across a range of business, IP and insolvency disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Meade

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very commercial and able to guide the client strategically and technically.’

‘The team has an innovative and very effective litigation funding arm, which allows them to offer litigation funding to smaller claimants than would normally be the case. This is part of what makes the team genuinely forward-thinking, commercially minded and modern in its approach.’

‘The people are friendly, client-focused and very capable. They bring a wide angle lens to the problem and think laterally.’

‘Stephen Meade is a safe pair of hands, very good at building client rapport and always available.’

Nicola Mead-Batten has terrific enthusiam for her work.’ 

‘Andrew Brown is very engaging, very bright, an excellent strategic thinker and has very good judgement.’

‘Guto Llewelyn is a young partner with real commercial sense and a wide angle lens.’

‘Lucy Emanuel has superb judgement and extremely hardworking; unafraid to get stuck into a problem and do what it takes to resolve it, a fighter when required but also pragmatic.’

Key clients

Roadchef (Employee Benefits Trustees Limited)

Red Squirrel Consulting Limited

Deloitte LLP (as liquidators of DJ Litts Firearms Ltd and Walsham Chalet Park Limited)

Alpha Schools (Holdings) Ltd

Cardiff City Football Club Limited

Solicitors Regulatory Authority

British Medical Association

British Airways

BST (Warehouses) Limited

MAPFRE

Work highlights

  • Acting for around 150 businesses in claims that are being litigated or referred to the Financial Ombudsman because their Business Interruption Claims for loss of trading due to the pandemic were rejected by insurers.
  • Successfully pursued a £25m wrongful trading and directors’ misfeasance claim for Deloitte, as liquidators of Walsham Chalet Park Limited, after former directors had ripped off thousands of unsecured creditors (mainly pensioners) who had been hoodwinked into investing in holiday homes.
  • Acting for Cardiff City Football Club in the highly complex dispute against FC Nantes regarding the transfer of the football player Emiliano Sala, who tragically passed away after the plane he was travelling on from Nantes to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel.

Finance > Banking and finance Tier 1

Capital Law Limited's 'highly responsive' three-partner team has 'solid and practical experience in the sector', enbling it to provide 'pragmatic advice' to lenders and borrowers on financing matters throughout the capital structure. Christopher Agius is the relationship partner for many of the firm's most active creditor-side clients, including Julian Hodge Bank and the Development Bank of Wales, which he regularly advises on real estate finance matters. The 'incredibly hardworking and technical' Reshma Jogia has flourished since joining the team from Blake Morgan LLP in May 2020 and her recent promotion to partner was reflective of her role, alongside senior associate Christopher Lewis, in strengthening the team's corporate finance credentials  - including increasing visibility on the funding side for the firm's private equity sponsor client base. The team is rounded out at a partner level by the 'commercial and pragmaticRachel Hillier, who leads the firm's financial services offering and is a vital resource to both traditional banking clients as well as fintech-related entities across their regulatory requirements.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Agius (real estate finance head); Reshma Jogia (corporate banking head); Rachel Hillier (financial services head)

Other key lawyers:

Huw Thomas; Christopher Lewis

Testimonials

‘Skilled team, very available – they help us to meet deadlines.’

‘Solid, practical experience in the sector leading to pragmatic advice aimed at achieving the best outcome for the client.’

‘The team provides a highly responsive, personal service with excellent client relationships coupled with strong industry knowledge and advice which provides their clients with high levels of assurance that the needs are met and their interests are protected.’

‘Reshma Jogia has superb technical knowledge, strong attention to detail, is always available to discuss matters and works incredibly hard to get the job done. She is excellent at building strong client relationships.’

Rachel Hillier is one of the best financial regulatory lawyers I’ve ever worked with. Rachel knows the technical detail inside out, but, more importantly, she always puts it into practice through a fiercely commercial lens. Her advice is always clear and pragmatic.’

Key clients

HSBC Bank

Julian Hodge Bank

Ascona Group Holdings Ltd

Development Bank of Wales

Ospreys Rugby Limited

WRU Gwent Rugby Limited

Scarlets Regional Limited

Cardiff Blues Limited

WestBridge Fund Managers Limited

Santander UK

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

The Royal Mint Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advising Hodge Bank on a range of banking and finance matters including drafting their Covid-19 related variation letters, general commercial lending and on their buy-to-let and development finance products.
  • Advising the Ascona Group in connection with its funding arrangements to acquire 50 sites as part of its ambitious growth strategy making it one of the leaders in the automotive fuel and retail market within the UK.
  • Advised four Welsh rugby regions on their loan agreements from the WRU, to assist the regions with their working capital requirements due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 1

Led by 'first-rate technicianPhilip JonesCapital Law Limited has developed a strong reputation in the market, and is able to offer 'a quality of service for insolvency and corporate recovery work which is comparable to that found in the larger cities in England'. Jones is 'excellent at identifying an opponent's weak spots and exploiting them' and regularly takes the lead on the firm's work for IPs/liquidators, often necessitating a contentious approach as a result of alleged fraudulent behaviour by the debtor. Maria Coggins has more of a transactional focus to her practice and regularly handles distressed M&A and corporate restructuring mandates.

Practice head(s):

Philip Jones

Other key lawyers:

Maria Coggins; Duncan Macintosh; Guto Llewelyn; Mark Dowds; Stacey Whittle

Testimonials

‘Capital Law is one of the few firms in Wales which offers a quality of service for insolvency and corporate recovery work which is comparable to that found in the larger cities in England.’

‘The team always take a pragmatic and cost-effective approach to both funding and litigation, focused on a satisfactory recovery for the client.’

‘The team is experienced in insolvency and litigation matters and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Philip Jones combines an excellent technical knowledge with fantastic client management skills.’

‘Philip Jones is a first-rate tactician in navigating the deep waters of insolvency law. Excellent at identifying an opponent’s weak spots and exploiting them.’

‘I have a lot of respect for Mark Dowds who helped us immensely on a difficult case.’

Key clients

Menzies LLP

Deloitte LLP

Grant Thornton

Development Bank of Wales

Brian and Dolly Pickering

Quantuma Advisory Limited

Holland Shellfish International Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the liquidators of Walsham Chalet Park Limited, in a high-profile £25m claim to recover substantial assets, after the former directors had ripped off thousands of unsecured creditors (mainly pensioners) who had been hoodwinked into investing in holiday homes.
  • Implemented a legal and tactical strategy to protect the assets of a major preference shareholder of Holland Shellfish.
  • Advising Cardiff Manufacturing Group following threats of historic claims arising out of transactions, to ensure minimum disruption to the business, and eradicating the risk of future claims.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property Tier 1

Displaying a 'can-do attitude that is well tuned to the practicalities of business', Capital Law Limited provides a 'great all-round service' to private sector entities, including tech and media companies, seeking to protect, enforce and commercialise their IP assets. Team head Wayne Beynon is able to combine his broad commercial litigation smarts with excellent technical knowledge across the gamut of IP law, enabling him to provide a very effective service to clients defending or enforcing their IPR (including as it relates to trade mark, copyright, and passing off claims). 'Approachable and knowledgeable' associate Kellsey Logue is gaining a strong following on the non-contentious front and as well as advising on IP licensing agreements and IP-related corporate support work, also heads up the firm's IP audit offering, which is proving popular among SMEs to better understand and identify potential revenue producing IP assets within their businesses.

Practice head(s):

Wayne Beynon

Other key lawyers:

Guto Llewelyn; Chris Coughlan; Kellsey Logue

Testimonials

‘The team exhibits a good breath of service and strong technical knowledge.’

‘Highly professional, courteous and prompt response, flexibility, personable, and trustworthy.’

‘Great all-round service. A can-do attitude that is well tuned in to the practicalities of business.’

‘We have been very impressed with Kellsey Logue. Approachable, knowledgeable and thoroughly competent.’

Key clients

Pixsy Inc

Nuby LLP

Sero Group

IG Design Group Plc

Menter a Busnes

Cardiff City Football Club Limited

Royal Mint Limited

Lean Competency Services Limited

Splosh Limited

COVID-19 Ventilators Limited

Work highlights

  • Supported Covid 19 Ventilators Limited to protect their intellectual property for their development of a CPAP device to be used in response to the pandemic.
  • Acting for Nuby (UK) LLP on a defended European Registered Design Right case in the IPEC.
  • Providing a six-month rolling secondment of trainee solicitors to The Royal Mint’s in-house team with a focus on intellectual property issues.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport Tier 1

Capital Law Limited's multi-disciplinary sports team provides 'user-friendly and practical' advice to professional clubs, individuals and regulatory bodies across a wide range of sports, including football, rugby and cricket. The firm is sole legal advisor to Glamorgan Cricket Club and Cardiff City FC, and continues to advise the latter across a range of non-contentious and contentious matters, including the ongoing high-profile litigation with FC Nantes surrounding the tragic death of Emiliano Sala and the subsequent liability for the transfer fee. Commercial litigator and IP expert Wayne Beynon heads up the sports offering at the firm and is pivotal to much of the work handled for Cardiff City FC. David Lewis  is also a key contact for sports-related work and represents numerous high-profile sports individuals across a range of employment and general commercial contracts work.

Practice head(s):

Wayne Beynon

Other key lawyers:

David Lewis; Guto Llewelyn; Chris Coughlan; Mark Dowds

Testimonials

‘The team is hugely reliable, helpful, transparent, and willing to assist at the very last minute. The advice they provide is extremely user-friendly and practical.’

‘Exceptional understanding of the issues and challenges we faced as an organisation and a level of persistence and attention to detail that helped get our plans over the line, despite a significant level of obstruction from our adversaries.’

Key clients

Cardiff City Football Club

Praga Cars UK Ltd

UK Anti-Doping

Glamorgan Cricket Club

Halpin Sports

Pontypridd Town Association Football Club

FSB Technology Limited

Jonah Holmes

Dylan Hartley

Rhys Carre

Work highlights

  • Acting as Cardiff City Football Club’s sole legal advisors, on contentious and non-contentious work, including handling a myriad of legal matters arising from the tragic plane crash in which Argentine striker, Emiliano Sala, lost his life.
  • Advising Praga Cars on all aspects of its expansion into the UK, and as a launchpad for their expansion into other jurisdictions including Saudi Arabia; as well as its race team arrangements with VR Racing.
  • Advising former England rugby captain, Dylan Hartley on contractual issues following his career ending knee injury.

Dispute resolution > Debt recovery Tier 2

Focused on providing a bespoke and client-oriented offering, as opposed to functioning as a commoditised systems-driven volume service, Capital Law Limited excels in providing 'strategic and technical' advice in relation to business to business debt. Led on a day-to-day basis by the 'very thorough and articulate' Guto Llewelyn and also able to draw from the broader resources and expertise within the firm's overarching commercial litigation offering, clients are well served by the firm in whatever strategy they deploy, including court proceedings, if necessary. Flexible fee structures are provided, including access to a no win no fee debt collection product, while clients can also potentially receive funding through the firm's own litigation fund, enabling, for example, those that lack the financial resources to pursue large debts owed by opponents with deep pockets.

Practice head(s):

Guto Llewelyn

Other key lawyers:

Philip Jones; Andrew Brown; Mark Dowds; Celine Jones

Testimonials

‘The firm provides strategic and technical advice.’

‘Guto Llewelyn is very thorough and articulate.’

Key clients

DS Smith

Cardiff City Football Club

CPS Group (UK) Limited

Skillcert Limited

MEWA Textil-Service AG & Co

Tangle Teezer

Sonovate Limited

Deloitte LLP

Menzies LLP

Development Bank of Wales

WestBridge Capital

The British Medical Association

The University of South Wales

The Royal Mint

Work highlights

  • Acted for Deloitte LLP (as liquidators) in a £25m claim against the former directors of Walsham Chalet Park Limited.
  • Acted for Menzies LLP (as liquidators) in various high-value claims against former directors and officeholders of companies.
  • Acted for the leading fashion brand, Tangle Teezer, in complex, cross-border litigation.

Employment > Employment: Recommended Firms Tier 2

Headed by the 'brilliant' Richard Thomas, Capital Law Limited is best known for its employment litigation credentials, and regularly represents respondent employers, as well as a small but growing number of claimant executives, in disputes relating to, inter alia, unfair dismissals, discrimination and whistle blowing. Thomas himself has particular acclaim in the market for his trade union and labour relations expertise; he continues to oversee the firm's litigation for the BMA and its members as claimants in a high-profile age discrimination class action regarding the NHS Pension Scheme 2015. Although he is primarily focused on contentious work, the 'highly responsiveDavid Lewis  also has a niche advising rugby players/coaches on contract/exit negotiations, as well as being adept at drafting restrictive covenants for businesses to ensure that they are effectively protected against data theft or the poaching of clients by former employees. Sarah Austin handles much of the work on the non-contentious front, including a significant amount of employment support work for private equity and corporate clients of the firm pursuant to their M&A activity.

Practice head(s):

Richard Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Austin; David Lewis; Mary Goldsbrough; David Sheppard; Alex Christen; Alison Flett; Claire Tait

Testimonials

‘The employment team benefits from working closely with their commercial partners, so clients get all-round sensible advice from specialists. Most practitioners in the employment team also practice immigration so there are often useful synergies there too. ’

‘The team seeks to understand the issues that we are dealing with before providing the technical advice, which ensures that the solutions meet the organisation’s needs.’

‘Well established team with a wide breadth of experience. Excellent provision of reactive advice and plenty of proactive support by way of seminars, newsletters, e-mails and blogs. Excellent support through the pandemic and a seamless transition to virtual rather than face to face meetings.’

‘The team are down to earth and provide solid, practical advice.’

The brilliant Richard Thomas is particularly superb in his industrial relations and TULRCA knowledge.’

‘Alex Christen is an excellent employment lawyer. She is calm in a crisis and has a personable approach and impressive knowledge.’

‘Mary Goldsborough has impressive employment law knowledge, particularly in disability discrimination.’

‘David Sheppard, Alex Christen and Richard Thomas are highly responsive to queries and have an excellent understanding of our business.’

Key clients

British Medical Association

SEGA Europe Ltd

University of South Wales

The Royal Mint

Verisure Services (UK) Ltd

Intellectual Property Office

Welsh Government

WestBridge Capital LLP

Newport City Homes

The Hendre Group

Cardiff City Football Club

Limejump

Eden Grove Properties Limited

Bellavista

Howard Tenens

Bridgend Schools

Cartrefi Conwy Housing Association

Work highlights

  • Providing the requisite employment law advice to Bellavista pursuant to its acquisition of The Waverley Care Centre in Penarth, South Wales, one of the leading care homes in Wales.
  • Supporting the board and senior management team of Howard Tenens in a dual employment legal counsel and HR business partnering function, work which has included various inward and outward TUPEs.
  • Continuing to represent the British Medical Association and a number of its members in a class action brought against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in age discrimination claims relating to the NHS Pension Scheme 2015.

Employment > Immigration Tier 2

Overseen by employment head Richard Thomas but run on a day-to-day basis by associates Alex Christen and Angharad AspinallCapital Law Limited provides 'responsive and service-minded' advice to corporate clients across a range of immigration matters, including as it relates to Tier 2 points-based system visa applications. In addition, the team regularly provides immigration due diligence pursuant to M&A transactions handled by the firm's growing roster of private equity clients, and has also been active providing updates and training sessions on the implications of Brexit with regard to UK-bound migration of EU workers.

Practice head(s):

Richard Thomas

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and service minded.’

Capital Law always bring a commercial perspective to the guidance they are providing, to make sure that it is understood in a business perspective.’

‘Capital Law go above and beyond to support my team on a regular basis. They are always on-hand to pick up ad hoc requests and meet our deadlines even if they are only a few hours long – nothing is too big of an ask!’

‘The pragmatic Angharad Aspinall is very responsive and supportive.’

‘Angharad Aspinall and Alex Christen are experts in their field and always provide confidence in any matters discussed. They are able to bring their experience, especially in the immigration area, to make working together efficient and enjoyable!’

Key clients

Sprout.ai Limited

Sigma Systems (UK) Limited

RJD Partners Limited

WestBridge

PCI Pharma Services

WEPA UK Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising PCI Pharma Services in the UK on the new immigration system their duties and responsibilities as a sponsor and the EU Settlement Scheme, and employment relationships with non-EEA nationals.
  • Advising a software solutions company on the impact of the coronavirus on immigration, including the ability to furlough sponsored workers; allowing sponsored workers to return to their home country in light of the pandemic to care for family and continue to work abroad, and reporting of these changes in compliance with the immigration rules.
  • Advised a growing insurtech company on obtaining a sponsor licence and sponsoring a key employee integral to the business.

Insurance > Professional negligence Tier 2

Professional negligence forms a not insignificant proportion of the work flow handled by Capital Law Limited's overarching 17-strong commercial litigation practice. Consequently, the firm has the resources and knowledge with which to advise on some sizeable and document heavy professional negligence claims, some of which are financed through the firm's own litigation fund. The 'strategic and thoughtful' Andrew Brown has a strong pedigree in handling professional negligence claims brought against solictors and auditors, and he co-heads professional negligence sub-group alongside commercial litigation leader Stephen Meade. 'A partner in waiting', senior associate Lucy Emanuel also continues to impress, primarily as a result of her work for financial institutions bringing claims against solicitors, valuers and construction professionals.

Practice head(s):

Andrew Brown; Stephen Meade

Other key lawyers:

Philip Jones; Lucy Emanuel; Stacey Whittle; Richard Evans

Testimonials

‘They have a hands-on, informal but effective case management system. I have been impressed by their management of detail, and by their creative thinking in how best to carry the litigation forward. They are proactive, not reactive.’

Key clients

Walsham Chalet Park Limited (in liquidation) (Deloitte LLP)

Roadchef (Employee Benefits Trustees) Limited

Howard Tenens Ltd (a nationwide property developer)

Hartley Pension Trustees Limited

Red Squirrel Consulting Limited

British Medical Association

Solicitors Regulatory Authority

One Market Data

Work highlights

  • Representing Deloitte, as the liquidators of Walsham Chalet Park Limited, in respect of a £25m claim against its former directors and auditors, who substantially inflated the profits of the company and continue with their ponziesque scheme.
  • Advising many businesses in the leisure industry, forced to close due to the pandemic, on professional negligence claims against their insurance brokers for the advice they did/or did not receive when purchasing Business Interruption insurance.
  • Acting for an insurer in a multimillion-pound subrogated recovery action following a fire at an international festival, which resulted in the festival being cancelled part way through. The building contractors, event managers, pyrotechnic engineers and health and safety professionals failed to ensure that sufficient fire-proof equipment and staging was in place.

Private client > Charities and not-for-profit Tier 2

'Perfectly coordinated and mutually informed', Capital Law Limited's multi-disciplinary offering provides 'solution-oriented advice' to charitable businesses, not-for-profit education providers and trade unions. The 'superb' Nicola Mead-Batten is a key member of the team, particularly in relation to any public law and regulatory issues which may be relevant to clients in the not-for-profit/charities sector. Banking and finance partner Christopher Agius co-heads the overarching not-for-profit team at the firm alongside Mead-Batten and handles a considerable amount of work for banks and specialist lenders funding third sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Mead-Batten; Christopher Agius

Other key lawyers:

Trish D’Souza

Testimonials

‘All team members are perfectly coordinated and mutually informed.’ 

‘The team is very approachable, knowledgeable and provides clear advice.’

‘Nicola Mead-Batten is superb. She is very aware of tactical issues and absolutely zoned in on the key areas.’

Key clients

University of South Wales

Bridgend College

Renewable Power Pembrokeshire

British Medical Association

Grwp Llandrillo Menai

Artis Community / Pontypridd YMCA

Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Sherman Theatre

Chapter Arts

RBS Social and Community Capital

Work highlights

  • Representing the British Medical Association in its successful challenge against the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care’s decision to amend the NHS pension scheme rules.
  • Helping Bridgend College deliver its STEAM Academy Development (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), the first project to be funded out of Welsh Government’s Band B funding and a flagship for showcasing 21st Century learning.
  • Supporting the Wales Council for Voluntary Action with the management of the Tenancy Saver Loan Scheme launched because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wales > Public sector Tier 2

Under the guidance of the 'energetic, productive and solutions-focusedNicola Mead-BattenCapital Law Limited is 'building a very good team of public and regulatory lawyers', which consistently picks up high quality work for central/local government entities, as well as those in heavily regulated sectors, including healthcare. Indeed, it is Mead-Batten's continued public law-related work for the BMA (including a recent high-profile challenge by the medical trade union relating to the government's controversial proposed Exit Payment Regulations) which has really raised the profile of the firm's offering in the space, prompting one market commentator to refer to her as 'one of the strongest practitioners outside of the established London teams'. Herself benefiting from invaluable in-house experience garnered during an 18-month secondment as specialist legal adviser to the Counsel General and Brexit Minister of the Welsh Government, senior associate Rhiannon Holtham has an excellent perspective of public sector-related work and continues to drive the firm's public procurement and state aid-related offering. Senior associate Trish D’Souza is also a key member of the team and has niche expertise in the education sector, including on behalf of both Wales and England-based higher education institutes. The arrival in March 2021 of senior associate Simon Ramsden from the Pensions Regulator also strengthens the team.

Practice head(s):

Nicola Mead-Batten

Testimonials

‘The team is dynamic, client-focused and efficient.’

‘The team is very customer-focused and friendly. Very approachable and supportive.’

‘Nicola Mead-Batten is building a very good team of public and regulatory lawyers. Nicola is instrumental to the success of the department and sets the tone for the firms’ enthusiasm for our work and an absolutely anything can do attitude – both of which result in unfailingly excellent customer service at a great price ’

‘Nicola Mead-Batten is energetic, productive and solution-focused.’

‘Nicola Mead-Batten has a great understanding of the regulated professions.’

‘Nicola Mead-Batten is sensible and talented and one of the strongest practitioners outside of the established London teams.’

Key clients

Welsh Government

Gambling Commission

UK Anti-Doping

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Development Bank of Wales

Bridgend College

Future Generations Commissioner

Welsh Language Commissioner

University of South Wales

Bridgend County Borough Council

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Solicitors Regulation Authority

British Medical Association

Natural Resources Wales

Work highlights

  • Representing the BMA in a challenge brought against the Chancellor in connection with his bringing into force the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payment Regulations 2020.
  • Sole legal adviser to a pan-Wales innovative project led by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council in collaboration with the Welsh Government and at least 17 Welsh local authorities, to deliver a long-term treatment/recycling solution for absorbent hygiene product waste across Wales.
  • Supported the Welsh Government to deliver its Apprenticeship and Youth Employability Programmes providing expert procurement and public law advice on the proposals for implementing the two programmes.

Real estate > Property litigation Tier 2

Under the leadership of the 'impressive' Stephen MeadeCapital Law Limited has developed a reputation for being 'heavy-hitters' across a range of litigation, including a considerable and growing volume of work within the property sphere. A good deal of this work flows out of the healthcare sector, and the firm's role as one of the outsourced legal advisors to BMA Law has seen it involved in numerous property landlord and tenant disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Meade

Other key lawyers:

Clare Good

Testimonials

‘Capital Law are heavy hitters when it comes to litigation. The instructions they get are impressive and high profile. They are exceptionally organised and communicative.’

‘Stephen Meade’s legal experience and knowledge is consistently impressive. He is always on top of the detail while keeping in mind the practical and tactical considerations, which will ultimately get the outcome the client wants.’

Clare Good is an exceptionally talented lawyer with experience and knowledge well beyond her junior years.’

Key clients

British Medical Association

Valleys to Coast Housing Ltd

Associated British Ports

Welsh Language Commissioner

Bron Afon Community Housing

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Bridgend College

The Gambling Commission

Dusty’s Pizza Company Limited

Howard Tenens Group

BMA Law

Newydd Housing Association

Work highlights

  • Represented Chainbridge Medical Partnership its referral to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regarding NHS England’s proposed abatement of its notional rent reimbursement.
  • Representing the BMA and five test claimant GP practices in their High Court claim against NHS Property Services Ltd challenging the basis of these demanded service charges.
  • Advising Newydd Housing Association on all disrepair claims they receive from tenants across their portfolio.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms Tier 2

Headed by Maria CogginsCapital Law Limited's two-partner team provides a 'fantastic service and good practical legal advice' to clients across the spectrum of their IT-related needs, including on the commercial contractual arrangements to facilitate large IT projects, as well as on software development, licensing and managed service solutions. Senior associate Christopher Coughlan is an 'excellent contract lawyer' and is particularly appreciated for his work within the fintech and insurtech sectors, areas that the firm is able to provide added value by dint of Rachel Hillier's wide-ranging financial services regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

Maria Coggins

Other key lawyers:

Rachel Hillier; Chris Coughlan; Kellsey Logue; Carrie Gwyther

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and exhibits a customer-focused culture.’

The team provides a fantastic service and good practical legal advice.’

‘Chris Coughlan is an excellent contract lawyer and is great in difficult client negotiations.’

‘Chris Coughlan is able to articulate complex legislation very simply, he can quickly and easily assess the scenarios we put to him and help us make informed decisions based on the explanations provided.’

Key clients

ITC Global Security Limited

The Royal Mint Limited

Hectare Agritech Limited

Smart Green Shipping Alliance Limited

Equine Register Limited

TXO Systems Limited

Veezu Holdings Limited

Sero Group

Vortex IoT Limited

Myunidays Limited and UNiDAYS Inc

Smart Solutions (Recruitment) Limited

Clicksco Digital (UK) Limited

Internal Results Limited

Sprout.ai Limited (formerly BlockClaim Limited)

Extracover Limited t/a Zego

Venari Security Limited

Work highlights

  • Advise ITC Global Security Limited, a London-based cyber security specialist, on their customer and supplier contracts, data protection and risk.
  • Advise the Sero Group on all legal aspects of their smart energy projects including working on one of the world’s first true net zero carbon housing developments.
  • Advise Vortex IoT, a provider of air quality monitoring sensors, rail optical sensors, integrated smart parking systems and a proprietary mesh network, as they lead a consortium which includes BT/EE and National Express for the West Midlands 5G and Transport for West Midlands Pioneer Revolutionary New Transport Projects.

TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment Tier 2

Under the guidance of IP head Wayne BeynonCapital Law Limited maintains a solid offering for numerous production companies and broadcasters. Beynon is perhaps best-known for his litigation expertise and in a media context this manifests itself in relation to core IP disputes, as well as defamation/malicious falsehood claims. Non-contentious work includes a myriad contractual drafting, including for the purposes of co-production agreements, licensing terms and distribution agreements.

Practice head(s):

Wayne Beynon

Key clients

Infinity Creative Media

Smorgasbord

S4C

Handmade Films Limited

Influence Digital

University of South Wales

International Greetings

Rescape Innovations Limited

Gritty Realism Productions

British Medical Association

Work highlights

  • Retained to advise Handmade Films Groups, a world-renowned film company on its extensive library of movies, dealing with policing copyright infringement online to advising on, negotiating and drafting new and exciting licensing arrangements.
  • Advising a sports tv show shown on Sky, on a dispute over unpaid invoices with a production company.
  • Advising a large-scale concert and events organiser on the cancellation and renegotiation of contracts for globally renowned music artists booked to perform at stadium concerts and events in the Summer of 2020.

Real estate > Commercial property Tier 3

Capital Law Limited punches above its weight, by virtue of its 'entrepreneurial approach' and the 'commercially astute' advice it is able to provide for a balanced mix of stakeholders, which seamlessly integrates expertise from complementary practice areas, should the need arise. Team head Leanne O’Brien epitomises this approach (including as it relates to some novel energy efficient housing projects) and as well as effectively utilising internal resources at the firm, is also very adept at providing a 'value added service' to clients, by virtue of her excellent ties with external property professionals, including planning consultants and innovative funding specialists. Although historically the firm is better-known for private sector-related work, its recent appointment to the NPS commercial property lot is expected to elicit a significant amount of public sector instructions going forward. An 'all-round gifted lawyer', Jon Ely is an 'innovative problem solver', who is particularly appreciated for his expertise at handling high-value business space lettings.

Practice head(s):

Leanne O’Brien

Other key lawyers:

Jon Ely; Hannah Vosper; Catrin Mackie

Testimonials

‘Capital Law is a jewel of a law firm. They are commercially astute lawyers. Their lawyers also have great personality – accessible, friendly, personable and not stuffy.’

‘The strategic Jon Ely shows incredible attention to detail. A real thinker and innovative problem solver. An all-round highly gifted lawyer.’

Key clients

Welsh Government

Associated British Ports

University of South Wales

Pobl Group

Enterprise Rent A Car

The Royal Mint

Ascona Group

Howard Tenens

Sero Homes/Sero Energy

Development Bank of Wales/Self Build Wales

Work highlights

  • Advised Ascona Group on its acquisition of 34 sites in under a year.
  • Advising Development Bank of Wales on an innovative £40m scheme, that aims to diversify the housing market by making self and custom build more achievable.
  • Advised POBL (the largest Housing Association in Wales) on a multimillion-pound acquisition of a residential development site that forms a key part of its overall development strategy.

Real estate > Construction Tier 3

Although it is less well-established than some of the firms in the ranking, under the leadership of the 'excellentStuart PearsonCapital Law Limited has quickly established a reputation for its ability to provide 'balanced and commercially astute' advice to private and public sector stakeholders, in relation to energy and infrastructure projects. Trained as a barrister, associate Samuel O’Callaghan deploys his litigation expertise to good effect for clients engaged in construction adjudications, as well as on contract drafting - from a risk management perspective.

Practice head(s):

Stuart Pearson

Other key lawyers:

Samuel O’Callaghan; Lianne Hartley

Testimonials

‘Not the longest established team in Cardiff, but one of the most balanced and commercially astute.’

‘Great people, easy to work with, even when there are issues to resolve.’

‘Stuart Pearson – his balanced practice of contentious and non-contentious work makes him an excellent litigator, there is very little he has not seen before.’

Key clients

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Sero Life Limited

Sero Technologies Limited

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Welsh Government

Bridgend College

Willmott Dixon Construction Limited

Development Bank of Wales

Pobl Group

The Royal Mint Limited

Intelle Construction Limited

Oakwood Student Accommodation Limited

Ascona Group Holdings Limited

Dudley’s Aluminium Limited

Nexdorf Electrical Control Engineering Limited

Dunbia (UK)

AndersonBrecon (UK) Limited/ PCI Pharma Services (PCI)

Government of Ireland, represented by the Consul General of Ireland

Work highlights

  • Sole legal adviser to a pan-Wales innovative project that aims to deliver a long-term treatment/recycling solution for absorbent hygiene product waste across Wales.
  • Advised on one of the world’s first net-zero carbon neighbourhoods in Pontardawe, South Wales, with the development of 35 homes able to generate more clean energy than they use.
  • Advice to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council’s senior strategic management board on the fast-changing implications of the global pandemic on all of the council’s portfolio of construction projects.

Real estate > Social housing Tier 3

At Capital Law Limited, senior associate Liz Gibbons has been integral to the firm's growing visibility in the sector and has acted as an effective bridgehead for which to bring in practitioners from other complementary practice areas including commercial property, litigation and banking and finance. Recent work has included advice to Sero in connection with the management of a major collaboration, between 68 RSL and other public, private and third sector organisation partners, to assist with the retrofitting of more than 1,300 Welsh homes utilising a a mixture of new energy efficient materials and technologies.

Practice head(s):

Liz Gibbons

Key clients

Pobl Group

Newport City Homes

Valleys to Coast Housing Limited

Hendre Limited

Bron Afon Community Housing

Cardiff Community Housing

Trivallis Limited

Newydd Housing Association Limited

Cadwyn Housing Association

Southern Housing Group

Sero Life

Cartrefi Conwy Cyfyngedig

Adra (Tai) Cyfungedig

Welsh Government

Work highlights

  • Advised Pobl Group on its acquisition of land at the former County Hall, Cwmbran.
  • Advising Sero in connection with the management of a major collaboration, between 68 RSL and other public, private and third sector organisation partners, to assist with the retrofit of more than 1,300 Welsh homes.
  • Advising the Hendre Group on the TUPE implications on the fragmentation of a home care service and its collective consultation obligations; and on the human rights, data protection and other legal aspects of introducing mandatory Covid-19 testing for care home employees.

Capital is a commercial law firm and consultancy business.

Working nationally and internationally from its base in Wales, Capital’s work takes many forms and spans different legal departments. Its lawyers and consultants are diverse and highly experienced, with one thing in common: a shared expectation of brilliance.

Capital specialises in providing legal and professional services to trading organisations throughout the UK, Europe, and beyond. The firm’s main practice areas are employment, property, corporate and commercial, and commercial disputes. It works with both public and private sectors for a wide range of clients: from multinationals to tech start-ups.

It’s the only firm in Wales to have an integrated management consultancy business and – through Consulegis, the international network of lawyers – it can support clients anywhere in the world.

Ultimately, Capital has one purpose: to help others succeed.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and Commercial Tom Kellehert.kelleher@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 445
Commercial Litigation Stephen Meades.meade@capitallaw.co.uk02920 475 073
Commercial Property Leanne O'Brienl.obrien@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 417
Intellectual Property Wayne Beynonw.beynon@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 414
Commercial Litigation Andrew Browna.brown@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 420
Corporate and Commercial Marlies Hoecherlm.hoecherl@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 461
Commercial Disputes Philip Jonesp.jones@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 449
Corporate and Commercial Duncan Macintoshd.macintosh@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 463
Commercial Discputes Christopher Nottc.nott@capitallaw.co.uk07850 142 747
Managing Partner Elin Pinnelle.pinnell@capitallaw.co.uk07870 650 707
Employment and Immigration Richard Thomasr.thomas@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 436
Employment and Immigration Sarah Austins.austin@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 456
Public Sector Nicola Mead-Battenn.mead-batten@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 401
Construction, Energy & Projects Stuart Perasons.pearson@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 498
Education Trish D'Souzat.dsouza@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 492
Commercial Maria Cogginsm.coggins@capitallaw.co.uk02920 474 405
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Stowe Family Law is the only national law firm dedicated to family matters with the UK’s largest team of specialist family lawyers.

At Stowe, we work hard to make family law easier to understand and know that each case is unique – each one needing tailored support and handled with care.

In choosing Stowe, clients are guided through the process with empathy and care and the reassurance that they have the right team of people by their side.

We pick up the conversations that people cannot face and give all the details they need to make any difficult decisions along the way.

Helping people to move forward in life from a position of renewed strength.

Stowe has nearly 40 offices across the UK, and we practice all areas of family law, including

  • Divorce
  • Children / Residence Orders
  • Finances and assets
  • International
  • Mediation and collaborative law
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Grandparents rights
  • Adoption
  • Surrogacy
  • Forensic accountancy
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Senior Partner Julian Hawkheadjulian.hawkhead@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0113 224 0580
Managing Partner, Altrincham & Liverpool Helen MillerHelen.Miller@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0161 926 1410
Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley, Malton & York Christopher BirchChristopher.Birch@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01482 755385
Regional Director, Midlands, South West & Wales Jemma SlavinJemma.Slavin@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0117 203 3458
Managing Partner, Esher & Guildford Emma NewmanEmma.Newman@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01372 571126
Regional Director, London & South East Andrew Millerandrew.miller@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0330 404 8424
Managing Partner, Ilkley & Leeds Sarah Barr-YoungSarah.Barr-Young@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01943 600788
Regional Director, Yorkshire Rachel Robertsrachel.roberts@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0113 224 0580
Managing Partner, London & Richmond Phoebe TurnerPhoebe.Turner@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0203 0967077
Managing Partner, Manchester & Stockport Gareth CurtisGareth.Curtis@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0161 359 5534
Managing Partner, St Albans, Reading, Berkhamsted & Rickmansworth Claire McParlandClaire.McParland@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01727 841875
Managing Partner, Tunbridge Wells Kate Raynerkate.rayner@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01892 521711
Managing Partner, Birmingham & Nottingham Rebecca Calden-StorrRebecca.Calden-Storr@stowefamilylaw.co.uk0121 581 2376
Managing Partner, Chelmsford & Bishop's Stortford Seb BurrowsSebastian.Burrows@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01245 890108
Managing Partner, South West & Wales Louise ChipchaseLouise.Chipchase@stowefamilylaw.co.uk01242 303202
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CLIENT: Gareth Williams (In House Counsel)
COMPANY/FIRM: British Medical Association
TESTIMONIAL: “The British Medical Association has used Capital Law for a range of work including public and administrative law, employment, litigation and commercial. Capital are very approachable and user friendly. The level of service provided has been exceptional, often exceeding that of the better known central law firms we had used previously and with considerable cost savings. We regard a number of the Capital lawyers as being an extension to the BMA’s own legal team – due to the detailed knowledge of our needs that they have acquired, coupled with the close working relationship and trust that we have in them.”


CLIENT: Chris Inson (Legal Counsel and Company Secretary)
COMPANY/FIRM: The Royal Mint Limited
TESTIMONIAL: “Capital Law has a deep understanding of The Royal Mint’s history, the complexities of our business and the challenges we are facing day-to-day. They’ve provided us with timely and professional legal advice and support for over 10 years, to the extent they have become a value-add extension of our business. They make the effort to get to know our people and our needs, helping us to make decisions with full knowledge of the options. Capital Law are not afraid to give us proper advice to help us make decisions, sometimes difficult ones, which other advisors won’t necessarily do.”


CLIENT: Harry Franks (Co Founder and COO)
COMPANY/FIRM: Zego
TESTIMONIAL: “Capital Law have been a strong partner for us not only through this last fundraise, but also continually, supporting with all aspects of the business. It’s been fantastic to work with the team, and their specialism in insurance and technology makes them the leaders in this space.”


CLIENT: Shane Higgon (Finance Director)
COMPANY/FIRM: Ascona Group
TESTIMONIAL: “To the awesome Capital team, you have been phenomenal in your representation of us. We are extremely grateful for your diligence, professionalism and good humour throughout this process. We look forward to the next one and couldn’t conceive of finding a better business partner to work with us over the next few years.”


CLIENT: Nigel Wheeler (Group Director)
COMPANY/FIRM: Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
TESTIMONIAL: “Capital Law are a trusted advisor and an integral part of the team. Their approach and advice has been sensible, pragmatic, and fully focused on delivering our innovative and complex project.”


CLIENT: Valerie Kendall (Partner)
COMPANY/FIRM: WestBridge Capital
TESTIMONIAL: “We were delighted to have Capital Law as our trusted partner to help us complete the MBO – their ability to field a team of specialists to support each element of the transaction is invaluable, and the fact that they are universally pragmatic and commercial makes a huge difference when working with a number of different counterparties.”