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www.civitaslaw.com

Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Civil law set Civitas Law focuses on personal injury, commercial, clinical negligence, employment and public law. Inquests is another notable strength, with selected members appointed to the National Procurement Service panel in Wales to act as advisors to local authorities in inquests. In 2017 Elizabeth Marshall joined from Iscoed Chambers and in 2018 Gareth Jones moved to 30 Park Place Chambers. Senior clerk Andrea Mclean leads the β€˜always helpful’ clerking team. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar

Set overviews: England and Wales

Civil law set Civitas Law focuses on personal injury, commercial, clinical negligence, employment and public law. Inquests is another notable strength, with selected members appointed to the National Procurement Service panel in Wales to act as advisors to local authorities in inquests. In 2017 Elizabeth Marshall joined from Iscoed Chambers and in 2018 Gareth Jones moved to 30 Park Place Chambers. Senior clerk Andrea Mclean leads the β€˜always helpful’ clerking team. Offices in: Cardiff

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Regional Bar : Wales and Chester Circuit

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

Civitas Law has a strong reputation for commercial litigation: members have recently been involved in fraud claims, defamation proceedings, and directors’ disqualification matters. Gareth Jones moved to 30 Park Place Chambers in 2018.

Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for commercial dispute resolution work.’

Ranked: tier 1

Cathrine Grubb - Civitas Law β€˜Known for handling media-related commercial disputes.’

Ranked: tier 1

Dan Dyson - Civitas Law β€˜Very pragmatic and very good with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Cole - Civitas Law β€˜Highly recommended for director disqualification cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Construction, planning and environment

Construction and planning disputes from individuals, developers and local authorities form the backbone of instructions for Civitas Law’s team.

Construction, planning and environment – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for building and statutory nuisance disputes and planning enforcement.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Employment

Discrimination claims and unfair dismissal cases dominate the workload for Civitas Law’s employment team.

Employment – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Very well known for his practice in unfair dismissals and discrimination cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Christopher Howells - Civitas Law β€˜Well known for representing the police in misconduct hearings.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joanne Williams - Civitas Law β€˜Noted for her expertise in discrimination cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mona Bayoumi - Civitas Law β€˜She builds excellent client rapport.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Inquests and inquiries

Civitas Law’s inquests team is well known for acting for bereaved families and public organisations in inquests into deaths in hospitals, road traffic accidents, at work and as a result of industrial disease. Deaths in custody and in prisons are a key area of instruction for the group.

Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Mona Bayoumi - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for representing authorities in inquests.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Cole - Civitas Law β€˜Experienced in representing Government departments in inquests.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Known for acting in inquests relating to deaths in prison.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Leading sets
Wales and Chester Circuit – Leading sets - ranked: tier 1

Civitas Law (Cardiff)

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Personal injury and clinical negligence

Civitas Law’s team handles a broad spectrum of personal injury matters, including catastrophic injuries, industrial disease claims, employers’ liability, and road traffic cases. In November 2017 Elizabeth Marshall joined from Iscoed Chambers.

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Bryan Thomas - Civitas Law β€˜An excellent team player with a very good business head.’

Ranked: tier 1

Elizabeth Marshall - Civitas Law β€˜Highly experienced in employers’ liability cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

Joanne Williams - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for disease and liability claims.’

Ranked: tier 1

Kate Parker - Civitas Law β€˜Her practice includes employers’ liability, industrial disease and claims brought by prisoners.’

Ranked: tier 1

Nicholas David Jones - Civitas Law β€˜He has a good analytical brain and exceptional negotiating skills.’

Ranked: tier 1

Simon Hughes - Civitas Law β€˜A very safe pair of hands.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for a broad spectrum of personal injury cases.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Property

Dan Dyson at Civitas Law is well known for his expertise in property litigation. Members also handle adverse possession claims and landlord and tenant disputes, among other areas.

Property – Leading juniors

Dan Dyson - Civitas Law β€˜Pragmatic and excellent with clients.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Public law

Counsel at Civitas Law handle a range of public law matters for government departments and individual claimants; immigration cases are prominent in members’ workloads.

Public law – Leading juniors

Cathrine Grubb - Civitas Law β€˜Her practice includes deportation and visa issues.’

Ranked: tier 1

Mona Bayoumi - Civitas Law β€˜Noted for her expertise in judicial reviews.’

Ranked: tier 1

Owain Rhys James - Civitas Law β€˜Recommended for immigration and asylum matters.’

Ranked: tier 1

Richard Cole - Civitas Law β€˜Highly experienced in acting for governmental departments.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Known for her expertise in matters involving breaches of the Human Rights Act.’

Ranked: tier 1

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Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Counsel at Civitas Law handle health and safety matters alongside animal welfare and licensing cases.

Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing – Leading juniors

Anthony Vines - Civitas Law β€˜Personable and conscientious.’

Ranked: tier 1

Matthew Paul - Civitas Law β€˜He has great courage and a persuasive tongue.’

Ranked: tier 1

Victoria Hillier - Civitas Law β€˜Her practice includes licensing reviews and regulatory prosecutions.’

Ranked: tier 1

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