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13 WINDSOR PLACE, CARDIFF, CF10 3BY, WALES
Tel:
Work 029 2034 2233
Fax:
Fax 029 2034 3828
DX:
33030 CARDIFF
Email:
Web:
www.wendyhopkins.co.uk

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

The firm: Founded in 1996 by ex-Eversheds lawyers as Wales’ first specialist family firm, the firm is now the largest niche family 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 and consist primarily of high-net-worth and high-profile individuals (eg footballers, business people, professionals, well-known entertainers etc).

By concentrating on purely family law issues, including divorce, separation, children matters, finances, pre-marital agreements, civil partnerships, domestic violence, international matters and services for the elderly, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice is able to provide expert and specialist advice. It is recommended 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. It offers clients broad knowledge and years of experience of a whole range of family law issues.

The firm also provide services for the elderly, 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 affecting the elderly.

The firm is able to provide a service 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 hassle, so that everyone involved can get on with their new lives. The firm is especially experienced in complex and high-value financial 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), 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 with the minimum amount of hassle, so that everyone involved can get on with their new lives.

Civil partnership work: Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice was the first law firm in Wales to officially partner with Stonewall and is proud to be part of Stonewall’s Diversity Champion scheme, 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. It has provided expert advice to more civil partners than any other firm in Wales.

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

Breakdown of work    % Family    100

Number of UK partners 4

Number of other UK fee-earners 8

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