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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/

Melanie Hamer

Tel:
Work 029 2034 2233
Email:
Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice

Work Department

Family law.

Position

A leader in her field in ‘Chambers’, where the firm is in the top band; considerable experience of big money, high court divorces, including acting for high-profile and celebrity clients. Regarded by peers as one of the leading family law solicitors in England and Wales. Active member of the local business community.

Career

Trained Eversheds, Cardiff; qualified 1989; Eversheds 1987-1994; owner (one of two original partners) Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice 1996-present.

Member

Trustee of Cardiff City Football Club Foundation, former Director of Cardiff Business Club; South Wales Ladies Business Club (one of the founding members).

Education

Aberdare Girls Grammar School; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (1983-86 LLB Law); College of Law, Guildford (1986-87).


Wales: Private client

Family: Cardiff

Within: Leading individuals

Melanie Hamer - Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice

Within: Family: Cardiff

Described by one client as 'the go-to practice in south Wales', specialist family law firm Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has 'talented and able solicitors at all levels', and provides an 'excellent service' across a myriad of  family matters, often involving high-net-worth individuals and cross-border issues. The 'very experienced' Thea Hughes  'has an excellent rapport with her clients' and specialises in the financial issues arising upon separation/divorce. The 'supportive and very well prepared' David James  is known for handling high-value cases with a particular focus on business ownership and pension sharing issues. The 'very able' Melanie Hamer  and Sarah Wyburn  round out the team at a partner level, with Wyburn being particularly noted for her expertise advising on gay marriage and civil partnerships. At an associate level, the 'extremely hardworking' Rebecca Knight  is recognised as a 'star of the future'.

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