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Geraint began his 12 month pupillage specialising in Employment and Discrimination law in late September 2014. His pupil supervisor is Julian Allsop.
Since commencing, Geraint has been involved in some diverse litigation within the employment field, including restrictive covenants, disability discrimination and breach of contract. He has assisted in complex unfair dismissal and unlawful discrimination trials, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and High Court injunction applications.
During the first six months of pupillage, Geraint has predominantly focused on written work, such as pleadings, Scott Schedules, letters before claim, skeleton arguments and advice. In addition, Geraint has successfully completed the Western Circuit’s prestigious Advocacy Training course, run by Philip Mott QC, securing a Provisional Practising Certificate.
Geraint came to pupillage following regular advocacy experience, forged whilst working for charities Rhondda Citizens Advice Bureau and Speakeasy Advice Centre, Cardiff. He appeared in over 60 contested hearings in the Social Security Tribunal and County Court, representing clients in disability appeals, mortgage repossession hearings and benefit fraud cases. Geraint developed a specialist practice on the application of European Community law on Social Security provision, achieving hard-won for his clients success in often complex cases. He has provided in-house training for local authorities and is experienced in representing vulnerable clients.
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