We are delighted to announce that once again, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has been ranked top for family and matrimonial work by both Chambers & Partners UK and The Legal 500, the two biggest independent surveys used to rate legal services.

The researchers from Chambers UK rated us in the top band for family and matrimonial work in Wales, describing the firm as “…characterised by its organisation, professionalism and meticulous attention to detail, as well as an ability to advise in a measured, objective and ethical manner… it specialises exclusively in family law and is seen on some of the larger matrimonial finance cases in the market, as well as advising on related Children Act proceedings. Clients note that the emotions of a divorce are handled in a calm, efficient way that removes the sting and smooths the way forward.”

In addition, Chambers researchers described senior partner Melanie Hamer as “an outstanding lawyer, and her client care is also excellent, and one source notes that she is at home in the courts and a worthy adversary for any opposing lawyer. She has recently advised a number of Premier League footballers on divorce and cohabitation proceedings, as well advising in cases involving complex trusts”. Senior partner Thea Hughes was described as “a credit to the legal profession” and praised for “her dedication to collaborative law techniques. She has recently advised a client on a case involving ¬£11 million in assets.”

The Legal 500, where we are ranked as a first tier firm for family work in Cardiff, described us as having “built up a strong brand which attracts attracts clients nationwide, and is instructed in divorces involving substantial assets, by business and sports professionals”, and praised us for our “friendly and commercial team which delivers an excellent level of service.”

Melanie Hamer (“an outstanding lawyer, creative and astute”) and Thea Hughes (“noted for her flawless professionalism”) were also mentioned as leading individuals.

We are very proud of our latest top rankings, and we believe they highlight our ongoing commitment to client service. If you would like to make an appointment, or get more information, please contact us.

Published: 06/11/12