Gethin Bennett

Gethin is a Solicitor in our Employment and Immigration team.

Gethin supports lawyers from across the Employment and Immigration team, working with a range of clients on a variety of employment and HR matters – both contentious and non-contentious.

As a trainee, he was seconded to The Royal Mint’s in-house legal team, working on a wide range of commercial, intellectual property and other legal issues. Gethin continues to regularly work on-site at the Mint, advising particularly on their licensing and other commercial agreements.

Being passionate about mental health, Gethin often delivers training and attends events on this topic, with a particular focus on employee wellbeing at work.

Gethin is part of the Welsh Law initiative at Capital, actively involved in promoting awareness of devolution and its impact on business in Wales. As a fluent Welsh and  French speaker, he is also part of the international offering at Capital, and often attends conferences and events abroad. Much of his work involves cross-border issues.

Geth joined the Royal Mint on secondment for a 9 month period and was a key part of our Legal and Compliance Team during that time. Geth is an exceptional young lawyer but as well as being very technically able it is his drive, enthusiasm and commerciality which really sets him apart from his peers. I am delighted that we will continue to work with Geth now he is back at Capital Law utilising his experiences gained to support us with complex procurement and licensing arrangements.

Chris Inson, Legal Counsel, The Royal Mint

  • Delivering employment law training sessions and breakfast briefings.
  • Assisting in the settlement of a £420k senior employee exit claim.
  • Assisting in the settlement of injunction proceedings arising out of a directors’ dispute.
  • Delivering training on drafting and negotiating commercial contracts at The Royal Mint.
  • Undertaking high-level audit of commercial contracts for The Royal Mint Procurement team.
  • Assisting in various disputes arising from  serious breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Advising on a senior management contract and growth share bonus scheme.
  • Assisting on a long-standing CEO’s unfair dismissal and disability discrimination claim.
  • Assisting several teachers on post-employment settlement.
  • Assisting in reviewing and responding to Data Subject Access requests on behalf of businesses.
  • Employment law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International work
  • Commercial work

Career

  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Aug 2019 – present)
  • Trainee Solicitor (Secondment), The Royal Mint Limited (2018 – Jul 2019)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Oct 2017 – Aug 2019)
  • Commercial Legal Advisor, Redkite Solicitors (Jul 2016 – Jul 2017)

Education

  • Cardiff University: LPC (2015 – 2016)
  • Cardiff University: Law and French (2011 – 2015)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

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

Languages

  • Welsh
  • French
  • Spanish (conversational)