Thea Hughes - Director

Thea Hughes is a Director with Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice.

After beginning her legal career in Eversheds, Cardiff, Thea moved to head the family department of a branch office of Hugh James, before joining the firm as an Associate in 1997. She then became a Partner in 1998.

Thea is considered by her peers to be one of the best family lawyers in Wales. Thea is able to advise upon the breakdown of a relationship, whether the parties are married or unmarried, and provides a well-balanced viewpoint to achieve a fair outcome.

Thea deals with all aspects of family law, and specialises in the financial issues arising upon separation/divorce. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in this area. She also deals with high net worth cases, including cases involving lottery winners.

Thea is ranked as one of Wales' top family lawyers by independent research, which has described her as "a credit to the legal profession".  She is highly recommended by Chambers UK, who praise her for her "spot-on advice and her just and fair approach, which sets her apart as a leading light". She is also recommended as an elite "Leading Individual" and included in the Hall of Fame (for consistently being praised by clients for a minimum of the last 8 out of 10 years) by the Legal 500. Thea has been noted for her "flawless professionalism" and quoted (The ‘hugely experienced’ Thea Hughes attracts praise for her ‘calm and approachable handling of high-value financial cases and complicated private law matters’). Thea is also noted in Legal Experts and the Good Lawyer Guide. She is profiled in Who's Who In The Law.

Thea is a collaborative lawyer and is on the management committee of Family Mediation Cardiff. Thea is also a member of Resolution.

Thea regularly contributes to topical news stories on the radio and TV.

What Our Clients Say:

  • "I felt supported at all times and that Thea had a genuine desire to ensure a fair outcome for myself and my children."
  • "Thea was wonderful, and the advice and support provided was invaluable. I knew exactly where I stood and what I was entitled to, which helped enormously."
  • "Thea dealt with my divorce in an honest and practical way whilst also remaining sympathetic and sensitive to my state of mind - for this I am grateful."
  • "Thea provided the perfect mix of empathy and steely independence in ensuring that my interests were protected."

For more information, or to book an appointment with Thea, 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
Collaborative Lawyer