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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

Thea Hughes

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

Work Department

Family law, collaborative lawyer.

Position

Director, considered by her peers to be one of the best family lawyers in South Wales. Advises upon the breakdown of a relationship, whether the parties are married or unmarried, and provides a well-balanced viewpoint to achieve a fair outcome. Specialises in the financial issues arising upon separation/divorce and has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in this area. Deals with high-net-worth cases, including cases involving lottery winners. Leading individual in ‘Chambers & Partners’ since 2012. Regularly contributes to topical news stories on the radio and TV.

Career

Trained Eversheds, Cardiff; qualified 1992; Eversheds 1990-94; head of family law department in branch office of Hugh James 1994-96; joined Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice 1997.

Member

Resolution; Cardiff Business Club; South Wales Ladies Business Club; Family Mediation Cymru treasurer.

Education

Alcester Grammar School; University of Exeter (1986-89 LLB Hons.); Nottingham Polytechnic (1989-1990).


Wales: Private client

Family: Cardiff

Within: Leading individuals

Thea Hughes - 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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