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Hutchinson Thomas’ ‘strong family department’ provides ‘a high-quality service’. The ‘responsive and professional’ Robert Williams is well regarded for his ancillary relief work and heads the team, which includes the ‘sympathetic and motivated’ Meriel East and the ‘thorough and diligent’ Debbie Richards, who are known for their childcare expertise.

Headed by the ‘experienced’ Catrin Griffiths, Red Kite Law LLP has an excellent reputation among clients in west Wales and handles work across the spectrum of family law including on ancillary relief matters, contact issues and pre-nuptial agreements.

Harding Evans LLP’s three-partner team includes Ceri Price and Suzanne Edwards, who focus on ancillary relief matters, and Kate Thomas, who leads on childcare matters.

Headed out of Swansea by Sali Jackson-Thomas and now with a significant Carmarthen practice under the guidance of consultant Melanie Edwards, JCP Solicitors is well placed to assist clients in south and west Wales. ‘Excellent’ associate Matthew Wells has niche expertise in private children law cases and pre-nuptial agreements.

At Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, team head Sophie Hughes has an ‘eye for detail and can fight her corner’ in often highly disputed and complex divorce and co-habitation disputes. Associate Kate Roberts has a growing childcare practice.

Led by Katie McColgan, Berry Smith represents clients across all aspects of private family work, particularly as they relate to high asset/business family disputes, and difficult children cases. Senior associate Marina Atherton is also recommended.

At Harrisons Solicitors LLP, Rebecca Easthope acts on a range of family matters including ancillary relief, child law and pre-nuptial agreements.

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