Western Mail, 8th November 2006
South Wales-based Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice, one of the UK’s leading specialist family law firms, has strengthened its practice with the appointment of David James as Associate.

David, aged 39, joins the Cardiff city centre offices of Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice from Cardiff commercial practice, Merrils Ede Solicitors, where he was the Head of its Matrimonial Department.

After being admitted as a solicitor in 1991, David has worked exclusively in family and matrimonial work since then. He is an Advanced Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel and Associate Member of the Family Contact Centre in Cardiff.

He is a specialist in all aspects of family law, including enforcement proceedings, injunctions, Public law Children Act matters, care proceedings and has worked in the majority for private clients.

David joins the Windsor Place, Cardiff, firm Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice which has a staff of 30 including 14 lawyers. He lives in Roath Park, Cardiff, and is a former pupil of Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School, Cardiff.

Partner Melanie Hamer said, “David is one of South Wales’s most experienced family lawyers and has built up an excellent following in this field of law. He joins us in our 10th year in practice and further strengthens our reputation as a leading niche firm, which was also strengthened earlier this year with arrival of new partner Rhian Howells.”

David added, “The team at Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice forms one of the leading practices of its kind in the UK. It is packed with committed and energetic lawyers who are also talented specialists in their field.”

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice, Cardiff, was founded with just three solicitors in 1996 as the first law firm in Wales devoted entirely to family law. The firm covers all aspects of family law including divorce and separation, children matters, finances and services for the elderly.