Profile

The views from the two independent directories:
"Leading Junior" - The Legal 500
"Top Ranked" - Chambers' UK Bar

"He is always sensible and is a good operator." Chambers' UK Bar (2018) on Commercial Dispute Resolution
"Sagacious and amicable" - The Legal 500 (2018) on Regulatory, Health and safety and Licensing
"Extremely bright and quick at getting to the point." Chambers UK Bar (2018) on Employment

"Knowledgeable in all aspects of commercial litigation, including consumer law and contractual disputes." The Legal 500 (2014)
"Anthony Vines of Civitas Law has a stellar reputation for work in commercial disputes. Instructing solicitors praise him for being "thorough and responsive," and say he is "a very precise performer who can deal very well with situations as they arise." Commercial Dispute Resolution: Wales: Chambers & Partners' Guide (2013) 

"He is very approachable and gives excellent advice.": Employment: Chambers & Partners' Guide (2014) 

Current Practice
I have been practising at the Bar since 1993 from chambers in London and then Cardiff. 
As a public access barrister, I advise and represent clients in relation to the following areas:

Business matters  
Employment
Regulatory
 
Business matters - You may need advice or representation concerning a contract with a supplier, a finance company or another contractor.  I regularly advise and represent clients in contract disputes and consumer protection matters such as terms and conditions, the enforceability of agreements and disputes concerning the sale of goods or the supply of services.  I can also offer advice upon the drafting of agreements and advertisements. I also can represent those the subject of statutory demands.

Employment - It may be that you may need help with your employment relationship whether it be in relation to discrimination, redundancy, unfair dismissal or whistle-blowing.  I can also assist with disciplinary appeals or internal investigations including those involving suspected fraud.

Regulatory - You may need advice or representation concerning a licence or a regulator whether that be a local authority in relation to trading standards, food hygiene, food standards or labelling, animal welfare, health & safety, environmental health, noise or pollution or planning control. It may alternatively be another regulator such as Companies House in respect of your filing responsibilities as a director, a fire service in connection with fire assessments and precautions, the police force in connection with a firearms licence or it may be another regulator concerning your business, occupation or other regulated or licensed activity.     

I am happy to represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of tribunals and courts including at mediations, inquests and in inquiries.
I am very used to conducting my business via email and can meet wherever is convenient to us both.
I can discuss with you both turnaround time and fees in order to ensure that your requirements are met.

Appointments
Member of the panel of junior counsel to the Welsh Government in connection with employment, regulatory and criminal matters
Appointed in 2012 to List A of the panel of Specialist Regulatory Advocates for health and safety and environmental matters

For further information about my range of expertise, you can search for my chambers' website, Civitas Law.
 
Do feel free to email me below or contact my clerks, Andrea or Alyson, on 08450 713007. 
 
VAT Registration - 657 5408 12 
 

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