Ever since he qualified in 1991, David James has specialised in family law and has become one of the most senior practitioners in the field in Wales. David joined Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice in 2006.
Specialising in the financial issues arising out of divorce and cohabitation disputes, David has wide experience of high net asset matters, including cases involving family businesses, taxation, pensions and issues requiring forensic accounting and analysis. David also deals with private children matters, including Children Act applications relating to where children should live and time spent with the other parent.
David has been interviewed by ITV Wales News on developments in Family Law and has been a guest of Radio Wales on various occasions to discuss topical Family Law issues.
David has also presented at a Solicitor Panel Event at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics.
- Financial Matters
- Pre & Post Marital Agreements
- Civil Partnerships
- International Family Law
- The Legal 500 – Leading Individual– Family/Matrimonial – Wales
“‘Sensible and pragmatic’ David James, who also regularly advises on private children matters.”
“’Very responsive’ David James, who also regularly undertakes private children matters.”
“The ‘approachable and knowledgeable’ David James, who as well as handling high-value cases with a particular focus on business ownership and pension sharing issues, is also an expert on Children Act cases.”
“The ‘supportive and very well prepared’ David James is known for handling high-value cases with a particular focus on business ownership and pension sharing issues.”
“David James rounds out the team at a partner level and is known for handling high-value cases with a particular focus on business ownership and pension sharing issues.”
- Chambers & Partners – Family/Matrimonial – Wales
“David knows his stuff and his clients love him.”
“David James regularly advises clients on high-value financial remedy matters, particularly those involving corporate structures.”
“David James regularly advises clients on high-value financial procedures. An interviewee describes him as ‘very knowledgeable’ and highlights that he ‘explains everything admirably – a true expert.’”
“David James regularly advises clients on high-value financial procedures. A clients states: “He has been a pleasure to deal with during what has been a difficult time for me personally. He provided complex legal advice in a very easy-to-understand and friendly way.”
- 1985 – 1988 – University of Wolverhampton (LLB Law)
- 1988 – 1989 – College of Law, Chester
- Advanced Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel since 2002
- Former trustee of Relate Cymru
- Dementia Friend – Alzheimer’s Society
- Supporter of Cerebral Palsy Cymru
“I have to tell you that your support and advice over the last few months has been of immense importance to myself and I could not have dealt with matters without it. I thank you wholeheartedly for that!”
“I would never have gone forward with my life without all your help and the care I was shown. I am so very grateful to you.”
“Thank you so much for your professionalism and humility during this process, I was so pleased having you represent us and I am delighted with the outcome. Thank you for your notes and the order and just one more time thank you for your help.”
“Thanks for everything I will always be grateful to you”.
“I found the service with this company very professional, I would recommend David James as I found him very helpful and honest in a time of stress. Thank you.”
“I cannot thank you enough David, for your advice, support and guidance. Both you, and members of your team have provided me with a very professional service and dealt with all our communications in an expedient, friendly and courteous matter.”
“I thought the level of service given to me was of the highest standard – I would thoroughly recommend David James to anyone seeking a solicitor.”
“David offered excellent assistance, all of which was very much appreciated!”
“Thank you, David, for your patience and understanding through this difficult time.”
“I would like to thank David for all his help – I wouldn’t have had the strength if it hadn’t been for all your help and support.”
“I also would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the professional services you have been providing to me and the polite manner in which you have been guiding our settlement. It is indeed fortunate for me that I have such a solicitor.”
“I cannot thank you enough David, for your advice, support and guidance. Both you, and members of your team have provided me with a very professional service and dealt with all our communications in an expedient, friendly and courteous manner.”
“I am so very grateful for all the help and care you taken in managing everything for me. I cannot thank you enough.”
“Thank you for the amazing work you do. In particular, Mr David James has been fantastic in advising my son whilst he was going through a very difficult divorce.”
David was born in Cardiff and lives here with his Wife and two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family to include cycling and walking the family Labrador, Roscoe.