David Lewis (Capital Law)

David Lewis

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

David 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.

David has featured in the Legal 500 publication as one of the prominent associates in Wales and in Chambers and Partners as an “Up and Coming” Employment Lawyer in the Welsh region.

  • Acting for and advising a large GP Consortium on a significant litigation with a former senior employee.
  • Acted in numerous six-figure settlement negotiations for company executives attempting to exit businesses.
  • Acting as employment law legal advisor to a Welsh Rugby Region and Welsh Premiership Football Club.
  • Instructed on the negotiations for the first ever centralised employment contract for a Welsh rugby player with the WRU.
  • Experienced in dealing with multinational and foreign owned clients, working closely with lawyers from other jurisdictions.
  • Successfully defending a large retailer from a claim of breach of contract and unfair dismissal, undertaking the advocacy himself.
  • Absence management
  • Drafting and negotiating complex contracts and policies
  • Disciplinaries and grievances
  • Employment Tribunals
  • Executive dismissals
  • Exit strategy
  • Service agreements and consultancy agreements
  • Post-termination restrictions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Settlement agreements
  • Unfair dismissal claims

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