Chris Nott is a founder of Capital Law and a member of its Board. 

He has been a commercial lawyer for over 40 years, working mainly on business disputes, particularly involving business ownership and governance. He is an expert in litigation finance. He has led many of the firm’s higher profile or value cases and investigations and is Cardiff City FC’s lawyer, as well as Client Partner for many of our clients. He used to be a Judge in the Employment Tribunal. 

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; Chair of the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone; and Vice Chair of the Welsh Government’s Ministerial Advisory Board. He is currently Chair of the Cardiff Arms Park Redevelopment Company Ltd. 


  • Commercial Disputes
  • Employment

Recent work

Blocking the Government’s attempt to force a University to merge.

£multi-million dispute
Acting for a football club in a £multi-million dispute with a former shareholder.

Football club
A football transfer fraud case

Shared ownership scheme
A £100m claim by employees against their former CEO who had stolen their share ownership scheme.

Defrauded private company
Advising the liquidators of a defrauded private company about a substantial claim against the former Managing Director.

Beneficiaries of a substantial estate against Trustees
Acting for the beneficiaries of a substantial estate against Trustees who had misappropriated companies owned by it, and recovering very substantial damages.

Defending a loan claim
Advising a company about defending a claim by a secretive Panamanian lender to collect a loan allegedly made a decade before its current owners bought it. Our team worked with 1 Essex Court to develop the unusual circumstances into sustainable defences and, ultimately, achieved settlement the day before trial.

Speaking Engagements

Recent events

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, Claire, here.


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    Michael McGrath | Estates and Compliance Manager
    Digital Health and Care Wales

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    Private client

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    Private client

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    Private client