Western Mail, 24th October 2007
Wales’s largest firm of family lawyers – Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice – has announced further expansion, increasing its team of lawyers to 14.

The South Wales-based firm is also one of the UK’s leading specialist family law firms and following recent growth has taken on three assistant solicitors and a new trainee solicitor at its offices in 13 Windsor Place, Cardiff.

The firm was founded with just three solicitors in 1996 as the first law firm in Wales devoted entirely to family law. It now has 11 female and three male lawyers, enabling it to give both a female and male perspective to its divorce clients.

The firm covers all aspects of family law including divorce and separation, children matters, finances and services for the elderly.

Its new assistant solicitors are Elizabeth Williams, from Cardiff, and Lorraine Watts, from Harrow, Middlesex, who both qualified last month.

Elizabeth, a former Ysgol Glantaf pupil, completed her Law LLB at Exeter University, while Lorraine graduated from the College of Law, Guildford with a distinction which is the course’s highest merit.

The practice has also recruited assistant solicitor Jane Baker, who qualified at John Collins & Partners, Swansea, and specialises in wills and probate, assisting department head Dianne Evans.

New trainee solicitor Adam Frewen, originally from Pencoed, near Bridgend, is a University of Wales, Aberystwyth, graduate.

Partner Melanie Hamer said the firm values securing the services of the best legal talent.