Chris Nott is a founder of Capital Law and a director of the firm’s integrated HR management consultancy, Capital People.
Since founding Capital Law in 2006, Chris has seen it grow to over 180 employees, with a turnover of over £12million.
He has been a commercial lawyer for nearly 40 years, working mainly on business disputes, such as a £100m claim by employees against their former CEO who had misappropriated their shares, and advising Cardiff City on issues arising following the crash of Emiliano Sala.
In 2016, he developed Capital Dispute Finance, a £50m fund to enable Capital’s clients to finance litigation. For this, Capital was highly commended by The Financial Times Innovation Awards, The Lawyer, and The Legal Week, and won the Cardiff Business Award.
An active supporter of the Welsh business community, Chris received an OBE for services to Business and Economic Development in Wales. Formerly Prince of Wales’ Business Ambassador for Wales; Chair of the Welsh Government’s Financial and Professional Services sector panel; and Vice Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Board; he is currently Chair of the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission’s Wales inquiry.
Chris is also a director of Cardiff Rugby, and a founder of Knife and Fork Food Ltd and of the Cambrian, Adelboden.
Chris often gives speeches and talks, participates in panel discussions, and gives private talks to teams within organisations. He covers topics such as legaltech, innovation, working responsibly, employee wellbeing, as well as business strategy and government policy.
Here are some of the talks that he’s done recently:
|Legal Futures Innovation Conference||11/2018||“The current state of innovation”|
|Hays South Wales salary survey launch event||11/2018||“Working responsibly”|
|Gender Bridge||10/2018||“How do employers tackle pay inequality and what are the real issues at play”|
|Metro and Me||10/2018||“Opening speech and chair of panel discussion on “what does the Metro mean for the Valleys?”|
|Cardiff Book Festival||09/2018||“Economy debate: what does the future hold? sponsored by Quantum Advisory|
|British Airways IAG Legal Away Day||06 /2018||“The impact and opportunities of Legaltech for lawyers and in-house legal teams”|
|SRA Innovate: Making Business Ideas a Reality||06/2018||“Practical innovation – making business ideas a reality”|
|FairPlay Leadership Development Day||06/2018||“Talent driven organisation and high-performance teams”|
|FairPlay Employer Leaders’ Forum||06/2018||“Women represented”|
|Welsh Contact Centre Forum Business Seminar||06/ 2018||“Skills development in Wales for the F&PS sector under the Economic Action Plan”|
|TheCityUK National Conference||11/ 2017||“Skills and talent across the UK”|
|Trustee Week Launch||11/2017||“Supporting employees to become trustees”|
|Hays Salary Guide Launch||11/2017||“The importance of working responsibly for employee recruitment and retention”|
|Living Wage Week Launch event||11/ 2017||“Living wage for Wales”|
|Pobl Senior Leadership Team event||09/ 2017||“Working responsibly is good for business”|
|IWA Conference: Building the Future||09/ 2017||“Sharing and developing infrastructure solutions for Wales”|
|A Conversation on Homelessness||09/ 2017||“What can the business community do to help alleviate homelessness in South Wales?”|
|Wrexham Business Professionals||09/ 2017||“Powering regional prosperity – ethical entrepreneurship and responsible business”|
|Digital Tuesday at Tramshed||09/ 2017||“Risktech”|
|Responsible People – Pobl Group||09/ 2017||“What does it mean to work responsibly, and how can companies do so?”|
|Retail Week General Counsel||06/ 2017||“How to make legal dynamic in today’s tech-driven retails world”|
If you have any questions about the above events, or if you’d like Chris to speak at one of your events, please contact his Assistant, Cerys, here.