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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/

David James

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

Work Department

Family law.

Position

Partner specialising in family law, in particular the financial issues arising out of divorce and cohabitation disputes. Has gained wide experience of high-net asset matters to include family businesses, taxation and pension issues. Regularly deals with proceedings where there is a forensic analysis of the asset base required. Also deals with private children matters to include applications for child arrangements orders. Former trustee of Relate Cymru; has provided assistance to the Cardiff Family Contact Centre. Regularly contributes towards topical news articles on radio and in newspapers.

Career

Head of family law Merrils Ede, Cardiff; joined Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice as associate 2006, partner 2009.

Member

Advanced member Law Society Family Law Panel since 2002.

Education

Bishop of Llandaff High School, Cardiff; University of Wolverhampton (1985-88 LLB Law); College of Law, Chester (1988-89).


Wales: Private client

Family: Cardiff

Within: Leading individuals

David James - 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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