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Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is a high-quality boutique specialist practice. It is one of the largest niche family law firms in the UK and has a high media profile.

The firm: Founded in 1996 as Wales' first specialist family law firm, the firm is now the largest niche family law firm in Wales in terms of both size of team and turnover. While the firm is based in Cardiff, its clients are based all over the UK and the world including a sizeable proportion of high-net-worth and high-profile individuals (e.g. Premier League footballers, business owners, professionals, well-known entertainers etc).

By concentrating on purely family law issues, including divorce, separation, children matters, finances, pre-marital agreements, civil partnerships, international family law matters and private client services, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is able to provide expert and specialist advice to its clients. It is recognised as one of the best family law firms in Wales by both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is an innovative and approachable law firm with years of experience dealing with family law issues sensitively and professionally. It has built a reputation for providing an empathetic and knowledgeable approach to finding solutions for all of its clients.

The firm prides itself on the service it provides and is committed to Resolution's code of practice. This includes dealing with matters in a non-adversarial way whenever possible. It offers clients broad knowledge and years of experience of a whole range of family law issues.

The firm also provides private client services, having developed special individually tailored programmes which include advice on wills, powers of attorney, administration of estates, court of protection matters, tax and other legal issues. Our private client department can communicate in both English and Welsh.

Types of work undertaken:

Divorce and separation: The firm understands that contemplating the end of a marriage or going through a divorce can be a painful and confusing process. As Wales' first and largest specialist family law firm, it has the necessary experience and expertise to help clients through this difficult time with the best possible advice and support. With its years of experience and specialist expertise, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice can help guide separating and recently-separated couples through this process with the minimum amount of acrimony. The firm is especially experienced in complex and high-value financial matters and children matters.

Cohabitee disputes: If an unmarried couple's relationship breaks down, there may be many difficult and emotional issues to be resolved. It is likely that they will need to divide the assets which they own (both personal assets and property) and make arrangements for the children, but it can be confusing and stressful not knowing where to start, or where to find reliable advice on this subject. With years of experience and specialist expertise, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice can help guide separating and recently-separated couples through this process as quickly and cost effectively as possible.

Civil partnership work: Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is proud to be the first law firm in Wales to join Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme, which aims to promote equality for LGBT+ staff and clients. The firm has a long history of working with the gay community to resolve the issues that arise from the end of a relationship, and was one of the first law firms in Wales to offer a specialist service for clients in civil partnerships and same-sex relationships.

When civil partners separate, their finances and child arrangements need to be resolved in the same way as divorcing couples. Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has the expertise and experience to advise and assist clients to resolve issues and obtain the best possible outcome.

Pre-marital and post-marital agreements: Pre-marital agreements are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has a wealth of experience producing pre and post-matrimonial agreements.

  • Number of directors: 4
  • Number of solicitors: 7
  • Number of other fee-earners: 5
  • Breakdown of work %
  • Family: 
  • Private Client: 

  • Languages
  • English
  • Welsh

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