The Legal 500 (2020) rankings were announced on Thursday 26th September, 2019. We are overjoyed to maintain our top tier status. All four of our Directors are recommended in the elite category of “Leading Individuals” and Associate Rebecca Knight has been named as a “Rising Star”.

Melanie Hamer – Leading Individual (Hall of Fame)
Melanie Hamer

Thea Hughes – Leading Individual (Hall of Fame)
Thea Hughes

Sarah Wyburn – Leading Individual
Sarah Wyburn

David James – Leading Individual
David James

Rebecca Knight – Rising Star
Rebecca Knight

Specialist family law boutique Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has the critical mass and expertise to handle a significant volume and variety of family law matters, often involving high-net-worth individuals and cross-border issues. Melanie Hamer provides a ‘professional and knowledgeable service‘ and alongside the ‘exceptionally calm‘ Thea Hughes, is regularly engaged in high-profile and high-net-worth divorce cases. The team is rounded out at partner level by the ‘exceptional‘ Sarah Wyburn, who has niche expertise in relation to same sex marriage cases, and 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. At an associate level, the ‘conscientious‘ Rebecca Knight has a thriving reputation and was singled out by one client as being ‘surely one of the future managing partners of the firm’.

( The Legal 500, 2020 Editorial)

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Published 27/09/19