Chris is a commercial disputes lawyer, senior partner of Capital Law LLP 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:
Chair of the Welsh Government’s Financial & Professional Services sector panel 2011- present
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.
Most recently, Chris has been nominated for the Gazette Legal Personality of the Year.