The Legal 500 is an annual survey of UK and law firms. it’s supported research meted out throughout the year by the Legal 500’s own researchers. The research is completed employing a combination of interviews with chief executives, managing and senior partners of law firms and practice managers, and by asking clients for feedback on the lawyers they instruct. additionally, the researchers also receive unsolicited comments and proposals. divorce solicitors are in demand in many highest law firms.
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It is impossible for us to test everything that’s reproduced below. We apologise prior to for any information that’s incorrect or out of date. Cardiff: The ‘very strong’ team at Hugh James provides an ‘effective and high-quality service’ to a client base that features numerous high-net-worth individuals (including several well-known sports personalities). ‘Very knowledgeable’ boutique family business firm Wendy Hopkins Family LawPractice fields a ‘strong team of lawyers’ expertly across the spectrum of matters including high-value cases with assets often spread across multiple jurisdictions. Since its inception in June 2014, Gordon Dadds LLP’s family law department has flourished, in no small part thanks to the ‘formidable reputation’ of team head Wendy Hopkins.
Fielding two practitioners in Cardiff and one in Caerphilly, Howells Solicitors ‘really does punch above its weight’ and provides an ‘excellent service’ on everything from public/private child law matters to highnet-worth divorces.
Woolley & Co Solicitors’ Cardiff-based team head Kathryn McTaggart includes a ‘market-leading’ reputation for family law matters, with particular emphasis on cases involving children, including abduction and matters involving implacable hostility/parental alienation
The arrival in December 2016 of leading local family law practitioner Gaynor Dickens from Swansea firm Graham Evans & Partners has given Geldards LLP’s nascent family strength within the south Wales region.
South and mid Wales: ‘Highly regarded within the community’, Neath-based firm Hutchinson Thomas ‘has a wonderful and well-deserved reputation within the marketplace for family law work’.
Led out of its Bridgend office by the ‘excellent’ Katie McColgan, Berry Smith’s practice handles the complete spectrum of personal client family law work, including high-value divorce proceedings, pre-nuptial drafting and childcare disputes.
Acting for clients from south Wales, moreover because the geographic region and London, Newport-based firm Harding Evans LLP specialises in high-value complex applications for financial orders in divorces, which frequently involve a large array of assets including family companies, foreign properties, farms and varied pension funds.
Matthew Wells now leads the five-lawyer team at JCP Solicitors, which has ‘sound knowledge within the field’ and provides a ‘supportive service and a right away clear path forward’ to clients engaged in divorce proceedings.
Led by Catrin Griffiths, Red Kite Law LLP encompasses a strong reputation among clients in west Wales and handles work across the spectrum of family law, including contact issues and pre-nuptial agreements.