Garyn Young

Solicitor
Employment & Immigration

Garyn assists the wider employment team with contentious and non-contentious employment work.

With a keen interest in employment tribunal litigation and discrimination law, Garyn can assist employees and employees throughout the litigation process. He also provides practical advice on HR issues for employers and employees alike, contributing to and advising on complex employment investigations. He enjoys advising schools and individual teachers and staff on employment issues within the education sector.

Garyn leads Capital Law’s pro-bono initiative in partnership with Cardiff’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic. The purpose of this partnership is to provide people within the LGBTQ+ community with ad-hoc legal advice on employment related issues.

Garyn has written a number of articles that have been published in online publications – most recently answering the question: Can employers force employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine? In addition, he maintained the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQ’s, reviewing the ever-changing guidance and keeping Capital’s own online guidance up to date.

Garyn is bilingual, capable of advising clients in either Welsh or English. He is also involved in the Welsh Law Initiative at Capital.

  • Drafting ET3’s and Grounds of Resistance for the UK’s largest logistics company. Most notably, defending claims of unfair dismissal, age discrimination and unlawful deduction of wages.
  • Drafting ET1’s and Particulars of Claims for BMA member services. Most notably on pregnancy and maternity discrimination
  • Advising the UK’s fastest growing roadside retailers on potential disability discrimination claim due to poor management performance.
  • Providing advice on the merits of employee disability discrimination claim.
  • Reviewing staff handbook and associated policies.
  • Conducting an extensive policy review and drafting staff handbook through the medium of Welsh for the Wales Cooperative Centre.
  • Reviewing a statement in response to a grievance raised against a member of UCAC in Welsh.
  • Drafted an objection to an application for an extension of time by a Respondent to extend time for submitting an ET3.
  • Instructing barristers through the medium of Welsh.
  • Employment tribunal litigation
  • Discrimination law
  • HR support
  • Delivering training

Career

  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Mar 2022 – present)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (Sep 2020 – Mar 2022)
  • Paralegal, Capital Law Limited (Jun 2019 – Sep 2020)
  • Legal Assistant, Qualified Legal Solicitor Ltd (Jun 2018 – Sep 2018)

Education

  • Cardiff University: LLM Legal Practice Law (2018 – 2019)
  • Cardiff University: Graduate Diploma in Law (2017 – 2018)
  • University of York: Politics and International Relations (2014 – 2017)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

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

Languages

  • Welsh