Western Mail, 29th March 2006
South Wales-based Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice, one of the UK ‘s leading specialist family law firms, is investing in the future with the appointment of three trainee solicitors.

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 currently employs 30 staff, including 14 lawyers, covering all aspects of family law including divorce and separation, children matters, finances and services for the elderly.

Its new trainee intake comprises Nia Roberts and Elizabeth Williams, both from Cardiff , and Lorraine Watts, from Harrow , Middlesex.

Nia passed the Legal Practice Course at Cardiff Law School with a commendation, having completed her earlier degree in Law and French at Cardiff University and Universite de Picardie Jules Verne, France. 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.

Partner Melanie Hamer said, “As the firm continues to enjoy strong growth, it is more important than ever for us to invest in the future. This is also the largest intake of trainees at the firm, which is another milestone for Wendy Hopkins Family Law.”