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Sarah Wyburn

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Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice

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Family law.


Sarah Wyburn is a Director of Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice and one of Wales’ most experienced and highly regarded family law solicitors. Sarah has specialised in family law throughout her career, dealing with divorce and the resolution of financial matters, and has considerable experience of high profile cases and those involving high net assets. Sarah regularly acts for clients where complex property and business arrangements are involved.

Sarah also has in-depth knowledge of, and significant experience in the law relating to civil partnerships and same-sex relationships, and has practised in this area of work for many years with excellent results. Her work in this area is highly regarded as she is an authority in this field. Indeed, Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice was the first law firm in Wales to become a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.

Sarah is experienced in advising in cases that involve unmarried clients and has a wide breath of knowledge in relation to matters involving cohabitees and the resolution of financial and property arrangements.

Sarah regularly acts for clients in private law children matters, and has dealt with cases that involve complex issues through her career. She has also acted in cases involving jurisdictional consideration and those which deal with relocation applications, both internally within the U.K, and internationally. Sarah also has experience of cases involving Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Sarah has an excellent reputation and her work is widely recognised, achieving consistently favourable results for her clients.


Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice 2000-06; qualified 2002; rejoined as associate 2009; partner 2011.



Wales: Private client

Family: Cardiff

Within: Family: Cardiff

Very knowledgeable’ boutique family law firm Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice fields a ‘strong team of lawyers’ with expertise across the spectrum of matters including high-value cases with assets often spread across multiple jurisdictions. The ‘decisive and pragmaticMelanie Hamer specialises in complex, high-value matters, often involving multi-jurisdictional issues; recent work includes handling a highly complex case involving numerous companies and properties spread across the UK and abroad, and assets in the value of £50m. The ‘hugely experiencedThea Hughes attracts praise for her ‘calm and approachable handling of high-value financial cases and complicated private law matters’. The ‘fantastically thoroughSarah Wyburn (who is a ‘really safe pair of hands’) handles divorce, financial and children matters, and also has significant experience advising on gay marriage and civil partnerships. David James rounds out the team at a partner level and is known for handling high-value cases with a particular focus on business ownership and pension sharing issues, while ‘straight-talking’ associate Rebecca Knight is ‘excellent and always manages to build a really good rapport with her clients’.

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