Andrew Rees (Capital Law)

Andrew Rees

Employment & Immigration

Andrew is a Solicitor in our Employment & Immigration team. He works with a range of clients, both businesses and individuals, on a variety of employment and HR issues – both contentious and non-contentious.

Andrew joined Capital Law as a trainee solicitor in October 2016. Since then, he has spent nine months on secondment at The Royal Mint. While on secondment at The Royal Mint, he worked closely with their in-house legal team and several departments across the business on a range of work including implementing a GDPR compliance plan.

Andrew also helps deliver training on GDPR and the impact of devolution and Welsh law.

Andrew made an invaluable contribution whilst on secondment with the business over a 9 month period. He assumed responsibility in updating our suite of template agreements and worked closely with the Compliance team to ensure the business was GDPR ready. Andrew displayed excellent research and drafting skills whilst carrying out a variety of tasks with different departments across the Mint. He has developed a good knowledge of our business, which cannot be under-estimated. I look forward to working with him in the future.

Chris Inson, Legal Counsel, The Royal Mint

  • Advising a charity on the process for transferring employees under the TUPE Regulations. This included providing advice during the consultation and actual transfer stages.
  • Assisting a public sector body in implementing a GDPR compliance plan. This included working with various areas of the business including Marketing, HR, IT, Legal and Compliance.
  • Undertaking employment aspects of corporate transaction work including employment due diligence, reviewing employment warranties and indemnities, advising on TUPE and the employment related aspects of the transaction documents. drafting employment contracts, director service agreements, consultancy agreements, settlement agreements and policy documents.
  • Involvement in a mass settlement agreement scheme in relation to a higher educational institution.
  • Defending discrimination and unfair dismissal claims on behalf of local authorities, housing associations and private companies.
  • Drafting employment contracts and employee handbooks for private companies including start-ups.
  • Advising an individual on an unfair dismissal and breach of contract claim against a large private company and achieving a successful settlement.
  • Advising a French cosmetics company employing individuals in the UK for the first time on their employer obligations under UK employment legislation and reviewing their employment contracts to ensure compliance.
  • Advising a recruitment business on their exit strategy for a senior employee.
  • Advising a large media company on collective and individual redundancy consultation.
  • Advising private companies receiving external funding on entering into new service agreements and contracts of employment.
  • Advising on various disputes arising from breaches of restrictive covenants.
  • Delivering employment law / HR training sessions to start-ups.
  • Advising a number of clients on the employer obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.
  • Settlement agreements
  • Contracts of employment and Director’s service agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Drafting/reviewing policies and procedures
  • General HR advice
  • Corporate transaction support
  • Data protection
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Employment law / HR training
  • Employment tribunal claims


  • Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (2018 –  present)
  • Trainee Solicitor (Secondment), The Royal Mint Limited (2018)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Capital Law Limited (2016 – 2018)
  • Legal Assistant, Eversheds LLP (2015 – 2016)
  • Paralegal, New Law Solicitors (2014 – 2015)


  • University of South Wales: LPC (2014 – 2016)
  • University of South Wales: Bachelor of Laws (2011 – 2014)

Memberships / Trustee Positions

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