David Lewis (Capital Law)

David Lewis

David is a Partner in our Employment and Immigration Team, who advises on contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

He provides guidance to companies, charities and professional sports clubs on all aspects of employment law and human resource issues. He has extensive experience in contentious matters, including tribunal litigation. His clients come from sectors ranging from industrial manufacturing, retail and IT/technology. In addition to acting for businesses, David also advises senior executives on board level disputes and company exit strategy.

As well as employment law, David also specialises in sports law, working with clubs, professional athletes, coaches and management on matters particular to professional sport.

David regularly provides national newspaper and radio commentary on topical employment and sporting issues. He features in the Legal 500 publication as a Next Generation Partner for both employment and sports law in Wales and in Chambers and Partners as the “Up and Coming” Employment Lawyer in the Welsh region.

David Lewis has provided general employment law advice to our business for the last couple of years. David has a client focused approach. He is reliable, always accessible, practical and indeed a solution driven solicitor.

David has always given excellent care and attention to our company’s requirements and tailored his advice and approach to reflect the existing knowledge within the business to ensure that the business receives the maximum value for money.

David possesses a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of employment law, and his commercial application of that law together with his intellectual rigour has guided us to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Helen Rees, HR Director, Dunbia Group

  • Successfully defending a national manufacturing client from a long running and complex whistleblowing action.
  • Advising an international retailer on the defence of discrimination litigation.
  • Assisting with the implementation of new policies and procedures for the European arm of a global technology company.
  • Advising a UK manufacturing client on collective consultation.
  • Enforcement of post termination restrictive covenants against senior employees.
  • Successful defence on several employment tribunal claims at trial within the last 12 months.
  • Employment advisor to a Championship football club and historically, to two of the four Welsh Rugby Regions.
  • Advisor to numerous international and regional rugby union players.
  • Various six-figure settlement negotiations for company executives exiting businesses.
  • Experienced in dealing with multinational and foreign owned clients, working closely with lawyers from other jurisdictions.
  • Employment Tribunal advocacy
  • Unfair and wrongful dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing claims
  • Drafting and negotiating complex contracts and policies
  • Service agreements and consultancy agreements
  • Post-termination restrictions
  • Senior Executive dismissals and exit negotiations

Career

  • Partner, Capital Law Limited (Nov 2019 – present)
  • Senior Associate, Capital Law Limited (2018 – Nov 2019)
  • Partner and Head of Department, Howells Solicitors, Cardiff (2016 – 2018)
  • Associate Solicitor, Harding Evans LLP (2012 – 2016)
  • Associate Solicitor, Paul Dodds Solicitors (2011 – 2012)
  • Trainee / Solicitor, Passmores (2006 – 2011)

Education

  • Cardiff Law School: LPC (2004 – 2005)
  • University of Wales College Swansea: LLB Law (2001 – 2004)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association