Western Mail, 9th November 2011

A FAMILY law firm has continued to expand with two more appointments to its Cardiff- based practice.

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice, which celebrated its 15th anniversary earlier this year, has appointed Ciara Walker as a solicitor and Rebecca Frowen as a paralegal.

Ms Walker, from Belfast, becomes the firm’s 12th qualified solicitor. She originally joined the firm in 2009 as a trainee.

She graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast before completing her legal practice course at Chester’s College of Law.

Senior partner Melanie Hamer said: “Ciara has been with us for two years as a trainee, and the quality of her work has been exceptional.

“I’m delighted that we are able to add such a talented young lawyer to our team.”

Ms Frowen, from Newport, joins the firm as its second full-time paralegal. A graduate of Swansea University and Cardiff Law School, Rebecca has worked for firms in Pontypool and Newport.

Ms Hamer said: “Despite the economic situation, we have continued to grow as a firm, and the huge volume of work we’re now dealing with means we have had to expand our team in order to keep providing the quality of service our clients have come to expect.”