Mr David Sheppard > Capital Law Limited > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Capital Law Limited
CF10 4AZ

Work Department

Employment & Immigration


David is a Senior Associate in our Employment and Immigration team. He advises employers and employees on all aspects of employment law.

David advises employers and employees in the public, private and third sectors. He regularly represents clients in employment tribunal claims, and also advises on non-contentious issues on all aspects of employment law, including redundancy and reorganisation consultation, changing employees’ terms, conditions and benefits, TUPE issues and consultation arising from the sale of businesses, outsourcing of services and merger of public services, and complex disciplinary and grievance matters.

He undertakes pro bono work at the Cardiff Speakeasy Centre. David is also a parent governor at his sons’ primary school and is familiar with governance and other issues in the education sector.

David regularly provides training, including implementing and calculating the national minimum wage, employment law updates for HR practitioners, employment/worker status in the gig economy and IR35 issues when engaging contractors. He has also provides training to aspiring managers on discrimination law, managing difficult conversations and disciplinary processes.

David regularly publishes articles on current employment law issues, including articles in the Western Mail, MailOnline and USA Today.

“David and the team have assisted us successfully conclude a number of employment cases with their no-nonsense straightforward, professional advice and support, enabling us to keep costs to a minimum in what can very often be a costly process. They have displayed a depth of knowledge and negotiation skills that has proved invaluable, and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Angela Rogers, HR Manager (Operations), Torfaen County Borough Council


  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2019 – present)
  • Associate, Capital Law Limited (Jan 2017 – Nov 2019)
  • Senior Associate, Slater and Gordon Lawyers (UK) (Jun 2016 – Nov 2016)
  • Senior Solicitor, Clarkslegal LLP (Dec 2015 – Jun 2016)
  • Associate and Solicitor, MLM Cartwright Solicitors (Apr 2008 – Dec 2015)
  • Solicitor, Geldards LLP (Sept 2005 – Apr 2008)


The Law Society of England and Wales
Employment Lawyers’ Association.


  • Cardiff Law School: LPC (2004 – 2005)
  • Jesus College, University of Oxford: BA Jurisprudence Law (2001 – 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Real estate > Social housing

Now headed by construction lawyer Stuart Pearson following the departure of Liz Gibbons to Acuity Law in November 2021, Capital Law Limited‘s multi-disciplinary team provides a cohesive and well-integrated offering to a growing number of Wales based housing associations. Employment law-related advice remains a strong driver of the practice, an area that senior associate David Sheppard  is particular adept, both in terms of fee-earning work as well as training/seminars on hot-button issues, including on vaccination policies.