Dylan Withanage

Trainee Solicitor
Contact details

029 2068 6171

LinkedIn

Dylan is a Trainee Solicitor, currently taking his second seat in the Employment, Pensions, Benefits and Immigration team at our firm’s Cardiff office.

Main areas of practice

Dylan is the sole trainee who assists all of our EPBI teams across our national offices.  His work relates to a variety of matters, particularly those involving employment law issues, such as discrimination, disciplinary hearings, grievances, dismissals and redundancies.

Clients

Dylan supports a number of the firm’s clients, including leading retailers and brands such as Diesel, Russell & Bromley and Dolce & Gabbana.

Expertise

Career

Dylan graduated with an LL.B. (Hons) (2:1) in Law in 2016 and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course in 2017, both at Cardiff University.

Keen to develop a career in law, he joined Blake Morgan in 2017 as a paralegal in our Real Estate team in Cardiff.  He handled the drafting and completion of commercial storage leases relating to the Canary Wharf retail portfolio in London.  He also gained particular experience dealing with post-completion work in commercial property transactions, such as that involving Stamp Duty Land Tax, Land Transaction Tax and a wide variety of applications at Land Registry.  He undertook work for and engaged with a range of the firm’s clients, such as Canary Wharf Group plc, the Welsh Government, Costa Coffee, Gaunt Francis Architects, Miami Burger Restaurants, charities including Tenovus and Hafal, local authorities such as Coventry City Council, and multinational banks including HSBC Bank plc.

In 2018, he was successful in obtaining an offer for a training contract with our firm.  Two years later, he began his new role as a trainee solicitor, taking his first seat in our Commercial team in Cardiff.  His role involved work on a range of commercial matters, including those relating to data protection & GDPR, non-disclosure & confidentiality agreements, as well as general commercial contracts.  He assisted a broad range of our firm’s clients including NHS England, BMW, the Human Tissue Authority and Transport for Wales.

Contact details

029 2068 6171

LinkedIn

Memberships
  • Junior Lawyers Division
  • Blake Morgan Corporate Responsibility Committee

Additional Expertise

Interests

Since joining Blake Morgan, Dylan has actively become involved in our volunteering and fundraising initiatives, such as our award-winning Growing Ambitions scheme (supporting young people interested in a career in law) and running our sponsored fitness events in aid of our staff-nominated charity of the year.

Together with colleagues at the firm, Dylan organised and took part in our monthly 5-a-side football networking event at Gol Centres in Cardiff.  The event brought together a number of clients and contacts from firms across South Wales for a relaxed football match, followed by a catch up over a drink.  Regular attendees included guests from Gambit Corporate Finance, Cushman & Wakefield, Brewin Dolphin, Development Bank of Wales, NatWest, Swansea Building Society, St. James’s Place, PwC, and others.  More recently, Dylan has been involved in organising 5-a-side, but firm-on-firm football matches, which has attracted a lot of interest among colleagues, clients and contacts.

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