About us

We specialise in family law, so whatever your situation we have the expertise to find a solution that is right for you. Every case is personal, and our legal knowledge is matched by the empathy and understanding required to handle highly sensitive family issues.

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is one of the longest established and most trusted family law firms in the UK. We offer a full range of family law services. Contact us today with your enquiry – we are ready to help.


Legal 500 – 2021 – Family Law

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is the only firm to be ranked top-tier for Family Law – Wales.

Leading Individuals:
-Melanie Hamer
-Thea Hughes
-Sarah Wyburn
-David James

Rising Stars:
-Rebecca Knight

Legal 500 – 2021 – Private Client

Our Private Client department is ranked as a leading firm for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate – Wales. Head of department Catrin Griffiths features as a recommended Lawyer.

Chwarae Teg FairPLay Employer Award – Developing level

Chambers UK – 2020

We achieved the highest-ranked position as a firm for Family/Matrimonial – Wales

Ranked Lawyers
-Melanie Hamer
-Thea Hughes
-Sarah Wyburn
-David James

Legal 500 – 2020

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is recommended as a top tier firm. Melanie Hamer, Thea Hughes, Sarah Wyburn and David James are listed in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list. Associate Rebecca Knight is included in the “Rising Stars” list.

Family Law Firm of the Year – Midlands & Wales – Finalist

On September 2nd 2019 we were announced as a finalist for the Family Law Firm of the Year – Midlands & Wales.

Chambers & Partners
Chambers UK 2019

On November 1st 2018 the firm achieved Band 1 status (top band) and the editorial included four ranked lawyers:

Melanie Hamer
Thea Hughes
Sarah Wyburn
David James

Legal 500 – 2019

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice achieved top tier status for Family Law. Our leading and recommended lawyers include:

-Melanie Hamer
-Thea Hughes
-Sarah Wyburn
-David James
-Rebecca Knight

Family Law Firm of the Year – Winner

On November 29th 2017 – We were announced as the winner of Family Law Firm of the Year – Wales. We were delighted to receive this prestigious award, being amongst a shortlist of many respected firms.


*Thea Hughes is a member of Resolution.

Collaborative Family Lawer

*Thea Hughes is a Collaborative Family Lawer

Stonewall Diversity Champion


Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice prides itself on providing a quality service. We believe our dedication to our clients makes us the best specialist firm of family law solicitors in Cardiff. But don’t take our word for it!

Our own clients often tell us how pleased they were with the advice we gave them, and the service they received. Here are some of the comments we have received from our clients, in their own words:

“Thanks for your professional assistance in these matters, which has been impeccable throughout.”
“I think you achieved the best for me, whilst making it as painless as possible.”
“Thank you, not only for your service, but for the strength you gave me.”