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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

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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