Melanie Hamer - Director

Melanie Hamer is a Director at Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice.

She was one of the original two partners in the firm in 1996, having qualified as a Solicitor in 1989 with Eversheds, Cardiff. She is a leader in her field in Chambers where the firm is in the top band. She has considerable experience of big money divorces and separations (including acting for high-profile and celebrity clients), prenuptial agreements and complex children disputes.

Melanie was one of the first two solicitors in Wales to gain entry to the Solicitors Family Law Association (Resolution) specialist panel.  She is a member of the Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme.

Melanie is regarded by her peers as one of the leading family law solicitors in Wales. Independent research praised her as "an excellent lawyer with strong client-handling and negotiating skills, and a shrewd tactician". She is recognised in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for consistently receiving praise for a minimum of 8 out of the last 10 years, for her exceptional legal Skill. Melanie is also highly recommended by the Legal 500 where she has been described as (an outstanding lawyer, 'creative and astute', making special mention of her acting in a complex case involving hundreds of properties) and (‘decisive and pragmatic’ Melanie Hamer specialises in complex, high-value matters, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues; recent work includes handling a highly complex case involving numerous companies and properties spread across the UK and abroad, and assets in the value of £50m) Chambers UK refer to Melanie as (a first-class practitioner with a talent for explaining things in the layperson's language... a very intelligent, skilled solicitor and a tough but fair negotiator), as well as Legal Experts and the Good Lawyer Guide.  She is profiled in Who's Who In The Law.

She also features regularly in the press, and was named as one of the "businesswomen in Wales leading their professional field" by the Western Mail.

Melanie is a Trustee of Cardiff City Football Club Foundation, a co-founder of the South Wales Ladies Business Club, and a former Director of Cardiff Business Club.

What our clients say:

  • “I'm so happy I’ve got Melanie Hamer acting for me - I feel I’ve got the best lawyer acting for my interests. Thanks!”
  • "Thank you so much for all your and Melanie's help throughout my divorce. Your advice and service has been wonderful, and I have no doubt that I could not have been in better hands!"
  • "I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did for me at such a difficult time."

For more information, or to book an appointment with Melanie, please call us on (029) 2034 2233, e-mail, or fill in the form below for a call or e-mail back. There is no obligation to book, and we will not charge you for calls or e-mails before your first appointment.

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Leading Individual, Chambers UK 2017
Top Ranked, Legal 500 UK 2016