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The ‘very measuredMalcolm Stevens heads the team at Hugh James and is singled out for his vast experience across a range of family matters including ancillary relief and contact issues. The team also includes the ‘very effective’ Mark Powell QC, who specialises in child law, and ‘enthusiastic’ associate Charlotte Leyshon, who has a particular expertise in pre-nuptial agreements.

A leader in Cardiff and south Wales’, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice’s ten-strong team excels at matrimonial work and handles complex cases for high-net-worth individuals, including a number of Premier League football players. Melanie Hamer recently acted for a high-net-worth individual in a case involving approximately 200 properties. Sarah Wyburn is a leading authority on civil partnerships and is a key member of the team, which includes Thea Hughes and David James.

Although relatively new to Cardiff, Gordon Dadds’ ‘exceptionally well-informed’ team has made an immediate impact. Department head Wendy Hopkins ‘has led the field in Wales for a very long time’; she continues to represent some of the most wealthy clients in and around Cardiff as well as further afield.

Clients of Howells Solicitors single out Richard Scott as ‘a good and sensible family lawyer’.

Woolley & Co, Solicitors is attracting a well-deserved reputation in the domestic market based predominantly on the expertise of the ‘sensible and co-operative’ Kathryn McTaggart, who is ‘very good with complex cases involving trusts or big money’.

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    In the field of the acquisition of easements by prescription, little has caused more consternation over the last decade or so than the question of whether a right to park cars can be acquired by twenty years user as of right. The types of property capable of being adversely affected range from individual residential units all the way up to major development sites. The establishment of such a right can have a devastating impact on the value of the burdened land.

    - Falcon Chambers

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