Chris Nott

Chris Nott

Senior Partner

Commercial Disputes


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Tel: 07850 142 747


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Chris is a commercial disputes lawyer, senior partner of Capital Law Ltd and a director of the firm’s integrated management consultancy, Capital People.

Chris’ legal work involves resolving disputes between business owners and investors.

His recent work includes:

  • A £100m claim by employees against their former CEO who had misappropriated their shares
  • Cardiff City’s dispute with Sam Hammam
  • Lawyers implicated in a Serious Fraud Office prosecution
  • Advising private equity funds to exit partners
  • Cancer drug patent holder’s £1 billion dispute with their investors
  • A University’s dispute with a former joint venture business partner.

Other work outside law includes:

  • Member of the Welsh Government’s Ministerial Advisory Board 2018 – present
  • Chair of the Welsh Government’s Financial & Professional Services sector panel 2011- 2018
  • Initial Chair and then member of the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone 2013- present
  • Member of the Task & Finish Group for Development Bank for Wales 2012-2014
  • Director of University of South Wales 2008-2011
  • Chairman of The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, 2007-2011
  • Non-Executive Director of Cardiff Blues 2002- present
  • Founder and Chairman of Knife and Fork Limited (pub and restaurant group)1999- present
  • Trustee of Monmouth Haberdashers Schools Trust 2014- present
  • Member of BBC Audience Council for Wales 2004-2007

In December 2016, Chris received an OBE for services to Business and Economic development in Wales.

For the next two years, he has been appointed the Prince’s Ambassador for Wales, advocating the values of the Prince and his charities in the business community. His guiding theme throughout this time will be Working Responsibly.