Hall Of Fame

Commercial litigation in Wales

Acuity Law

Praised for its ability to 'go the extra mile and remain calm under pressure', Acuity Law is popular among financial services and healthcare clients, in particular, in relation to high-stakes regional and UK-wide commercial litigation. Hugh Hitchcock has an 'understands the respective parties' pressure points', ensuring that he is well-positioned to secure favourable outcomes for his clients, including in complex director and shareholder disputes. The 'exceptional' Aisha Wardell co-heads the team alongside Hitchcock and has been a driving force behind its increased visibility in the arbitration space.

Practice head(s):

Hugh Hitchcock; Aisha Wardell

Other key lawyers:

Huw Roffe; Jennifer Butcher; Martin Cox; Jared Ursell


They have a great team, with people who are as enthusiastic and motivated as they are friendly.’

They go the extra mile and remain calm under pressure.’

Acuity makes it their business to understand yours.’

The team takes a commercial and personal approach to all matters.’

Hugh Hitchcock has an excellent understanding of the commercial realities underlying the various cases and understands the respective parties’ pressure points. A great communicator he manages clients exceptionally well.’

Hugh Hitchcock in particular is a stand out litigation specialist and always prepared to provide expert counsel to his clients.’

‘Aisha Wardell is exceptional and strikes the right balance of commercial advice to support the legal work to provide their clients with the best possible outcomes.’

Key clients

Remedy Healthcare Solutions Limited

Au Vodka Limited

Quantum Actuarial LLP

HR Investor Group (group of 26 individuals and companies)

Portman Healthcare Limited

LUX Group Holdings Limited

Loches Capital Limited

Eco2 Limited

Sinclair Garages Limited

The Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance

Manolete Partners Plc

BraceUrself Limited

Grant Thornton LLP

Storage Giant Limited

Trade Centre Group Plc

Work highlights

  • Advised an international alcohol brand on a passing off claim.
  • Advised Loches Capital Limited on an application for Pre-action Disclosure and other related applications against Goldman Sachs International.
  • Advised multiple selling shareholders in a multimillion-pound warranty and indemnity claim brought by the purchasers (by way of an arbitration) under the share purchase agreement. The arbitration was constituted under LCIA rules and seated in London.|

Blake Morgan LLP

Blake Morgan LLP provides 'well-informed and responsive' advice across a range of high-profile litigation. As well as being able to leverage his overarching IP credentials to good effect on litigation involving, inter alia, copyright, trade mark and misuse of confidential information, team head Lee Fisher is also noted for his aptitude at handling shareholder and unfair prejudice claims for private sector clients. Drawing upon a 'wealth of experience and excellent judgement', Joanne Thompson is best-known for her public sector expertise (including for central and local government, as well as health authorities), including in relation to the defence of public procurement challenges, as well as public inquiry-related work. Recently promoted to legal director, Sarah Whittle is also a key resource to defendants seeking to defend public procurement decisions as well as in the context of judicial review challenges. Whittle has also taken a new role in spearheading the firm's Court of Protection work for local authorities.

Practice head(s):

Lee Fisher; Paul Caldicott

Other key lawyers:

Joanne Thompson; Sarah Whittle; Joanna Corbett-Simmons; Trish D’Souza


‘Blake Morgan has a superb team for litigating high-value procurement disputes.’

 ‘The lawyers are well-informed and responsive.’

They are professional and approachable and provide an excellent service.’

‘The people involved in our court case were polite, interested and always available for advice and clarity when needed. They made us feel at ease and not afraid of looking incompetent if needed to ask questions for clarity.’

‘Joanne Thompson is a first-rate procurement litigator with a wealth of experience and excellent judgement.’

Key clients

National Health Service England (“NHSE”)

Clarins (UK) Limited

Welsh Ministers

Welsh Blood Service

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

PHS Group/Personnel Hygiene Services Limited

Garrison Barclay Estates Limited

Swansea University

Adferiad Recovery Limited

Capital Green Recycling Limited

Work highlights

  • Defending NHS England in a procurement challenge from Braceurself Limited. The case when to trial this year and made precedent in the areas of manifest error and damages as a remedy in the procurement field. Limited permission to appeal has been granted to the Claimant and further permissions sought by the Claimant from the Court of Appeal.
  • Acting for a local entrepreneur in a number of connected substantial disputes: one relating to a Spanish Villa (where permission to appeal has been granted and is due to be heard by the Court of Appeal in May 2023, the second being three sets of related proceedings including an unfair prejudice proceeding and breach of fiduciary duty allegations which was due in trial for 3 weeks in June 2023 has recently settled on confidential terms.
  • Continuing to represent two core participants, the Welsh Blood Service and NHS England, in the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Capital Law Limited

Combining ‘a fierce commercialism and excellent legal skills with a warm, personable and collaborative working style’, Capital Law Limited is a popular choice among clients defending and bringing claims relating to a wide variety of commercial litigation, both in conventional litigation, as well as in an arbitration process. A significant number of these actions are brought under the umbrella of the firm’s own litigation fund, Capital Finance, which has proved to be a vital resource to parties who would otherwise have perhaps lacked the financial means to bring a case. Andrew Brown is noted as an expert on third party funding and as well as setting up the firm’s own fund, is also regularly engaged by other law firms to provide guidance on litigation funding and alternative fee arrangements for their clients. As mindful of risk management and litigation avoidance, as he is at effectively representing the interests of clients in the teeth of litigation, ‘very well organised and responsive’ team head Stephen Meade  is a popular choice among both private and public sector clients across a range of litigation, including contentious property matters. Philip Jones  is vastly experienced at handling a myriad corporate disputes, including those within an insolvency setting, and is also a key member of the team alongside up-and-coming partners Guto Llewelyn , who is noted for his debt recovery excellence, and the ‘fiercely commercial’ Lucy Emanuel , who excels in financial services disputes.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Meade

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Brown; Philip Jones; Lucy Emanuel; David Hudson; Céline Jones; David Moore; Clare Good; Carrie Gwyther


‘They are exceptional because they combine a fierce commercialism and excellent legal skills with a warm, personable and collaborative working style.’

‘They take bold approaches to complex litigation with a confidence in their own assessment, which means that they are willing to enter into conditional fee agreements in cases that other firms might not be prepared to service.’

‘Lucy Emanuel is a fiercely commercial partner with a keen instinct for the best way to achieve a good outcome for her clients.’

Key clients

Roadchef (Employee Benefits Trustees Limited)

Red Squirrel Consulting Limited

Teneo (as liquidators of Walsham Chalet Park Limited)

Howard Tenens Limited

Cardiff City Football Club Limited

Solicitors Regulatory Authority

British Medical Association

Teneo (Restructuring and Insolvency)

Cardiff City Football Club Ltd

Members of Rockpool Investments LLP

Work highlights

  • Leading an international team of lawyers advising Cardiff City Football Club in an arbitration concerning FIFA, FA and FAW regulatory regimes and Swiss civil law.
  • Acting for a group of members and former members of an LLP in a claim against its managing partner and other co-conspirators for having unlawfully deprived members of a multimillion-pound stake in the business.
  • Acting for a group of over 140 investors from multiple jurisdictions in a £20m+ High Court claim against two individuals and the various companies they owned and controlled in respect of investments in 8 residential care homes in the UK.

Eversheds Sutherland

Acting on its own, as well as being able to call upon the vast resources across the firm's UK-wide network of offices, Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is well-placed to represent clients in the firm’s core areas of industry strength, including transport, energy and education, across a wide range of high-stakes disputes. As well as his commercial litigation expertise, team head Richard Pitt is noted for his public procurement prowess, both on behalf of public entities defending the outcome of public procurement competitions and, challenging decisions of other public authorities. Luisa Gibbons assists Pitt with the day-to-day running of the team, focusing her work largely on matters with a public sector complexion, including public procurement and judicial review matters, as well as it relates to professional discipline and fitness to practise. Public law also forms a key component of senior associate Helen Rowland's practice, with her regularly working alongside Gibbons and Pitt on high-profile mandates, as well as handling her own caseload, defending and bringing challenges relating to public procurement awards. Public inquiry work also remains a cornerstone to the firm's overarching litigation expertise, with the Cardiff office often engaged as part of multi-office teams covering many matters of public importance. In this regard, Angharad Haf Hurle is 'super knowledgeable and vastly experienced' and has been a lynchpin of the firm's involvement in the long-running infected blood inquiry. Finally, the team is rounded out by a strong financial services litigation offering, an area that Gareth Vowles  and Tom Black , who was promoted to partner in May 2022 are particularly accomplished.

Practice head(s):

Richard Pitt

Other key lawyers:

Nick Rundle; Robert Phillips; Alison Short; Gareth Vowles; Tom Black; Angharad Hurle; Wayne Davies; Luisa Gibbons; Helen Rowland; James Coleman; Lindsey Caddy; Daniel Gilligan; Anna Lois Sente;


‘They are a client-focused, hard-working, efficient and hugely experienced group, delivering a really outstanding service.’

‘They are very experienced in all areas of public inquiries work: from working for the inquiry through to representing witnesses and core participants.’

Angharad Hurle is super knowledgeable and vastly experienced. She is utterly efficient with an innate understanding of what the decision maker wants.’

Key clients

Northern Rail

Network Rail

NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited

Consultant Connect Limited

Air Liquide Healthcare Limited

Gloucestershire County Council

Serious Fraud Office

Close Brothers Limited


Airbus UK

Teaching Regulation Agency

Welsh Language Commissioner

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office Plc

The Haemophilia Society

Forest England

Commission For Equality and Human Rights

Department for Education

Telford and Wrekin Council

The Stationery Office

Lumon Risk Management Limited

Work highlights

Geldards LLP

Leveraging its traditional public sector strength, as well as handling a substantial volume of work in the private sector, including for manufacturing, financial services and sports clients, Geldards LLP‘s ‘knowledgeable’ four-partner disputes team has visibility in many of the country’s highest-profile and high stakes matters. Team head Paul Hopkins embodies the firm’s versatility, being as adept at representing companies across contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes, as he is for the Welsh government and NHS in relation to, inter alia, competition law cases. Although he does handle some mainstream commercial litigation, Jonathan Griffiths‘ primary focus lies on public law disputes, including defending public bodies in procurement disputes and in judicial review proceedings. Other key partners include Michael Lindsey, who has deep experience in contentious IP matters, and the ‘personable and extremely practical’  Michael Evans, who continues to gain market visibility as a result of his general commercial litigation smarts and his skill at handling contentious insolvency matters.

Practice head(s):

Paul Hopkins

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Griffiths; Michael Lindsey; Michael Evans; Madeleine Jordan


The amazing team is knowledgeable and has great insight into our business and the commercial decisions that are made.’

The firm provides clear guidance, risk assessment and explanation and is to the point and timely in its responses.’

Paul Hopkins was superb in providing clear and concise summaries of the legal complexities and pitched things perfectly to my level of understanding.’

Michael Evans was personable and extremely practical when dealing with very obdurate and difficult lawyers on the other side.’

Key clients

The Welsh Ministers (i.e. Welsh Government)

Welsh Air Ambulance

Natural Resources Wales

Celsa UK Group

Resource Limited and related companies (incl Euro Commercials (South Wales) Limited and Isoclad Limited)

TBD (Owen Holland) Limited

Mr Richard Hayward and Bolwell & Hayward Limited

Jardine Norton Limited

Advanced Systems Understanding Limited

AC Gill Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the Welsh Ministers and the Counsel General for Wales on an application for injunctive relief against the Official Receiver and Special Managers of Baglan Operations Limited (In Liquidation) in respect of the proposed termination of the electricity supply at Baglan Energy Park.
  • Representing Snowdonia National Park in the Supreme Court, successfully preventing the further implementation of a 1967 planning permission for 401 houses at Aberdovey.
  • Advising Mr Richard Leighton Hayward and his associated companies (Bolwell & Hayward Limited RHP Merchants and Construction Limited and Guinevere Holdings Limited) on various dispute in particular in a claim against him and his offshore company Guinevere Holdings Limited in respect of a complex £2.4m claim brought against them by another offshore company, Grenda Investments Limited (with whom our clients had business dealings) and its solicitors, Richard Slade and Company Ltd.

Hugh James

Headed by Richard Locke, Hugh James' 'knowledgeable and experienced' team has broad commercial disputes prowess, coupled with niche expertise in areas relating to professional negligence and defamation and is recognised for its ability to offer 'London City standards at provincial rates'. Locke's own practice exemplifies the scope and range of work the team handles, with contractual and shareholder disputes a common feature of his workload, as well as more prosaic issues including mining disputes. Tracey Singlehurst-Ward, who is 'robust, charming and brilliant', is also a pivotal member of the team, particularly in the context of IP, sports and media-related disputes. 'A powerhouse in terms of litigation', recently promoted partner Abigail Flanagan regularly takes the lead on complex litigation involving injunctive relief and is also noted for her pensions and professional negligence aptitude.


Practice head(s):

Richard Locke

Other key lawyers:

Tracey Singlehurst-Ward; Abigail Flanagan; Kevin O’Brien; Jo Brown


The team is knowledgeable and experienced.’

A genuinely superb team, offering London City standards at provincial rates.’

They have a great ability to deal with complex topics and explain that complexity in a way that untrained persons such as myself can understand and comprehend so a decision can be made.’

Tracey Singlehurst-Ward is robust, charming and brilliant.’

Tracey Singlehurst-Ward is always highly prepared and has a balanced and considered approach.’

‘Abigail Flanagan has an ability to look beyond the immediate issue and see what the consequences could be if certain directions are taken.’

Abigail Flanagan is a powerhouse in terms of litigation and has superb client  skills.’ 

Key clients

Dwr Cymru Cyfyngedig – Welsh Water Plc

SJJ Service Systems Ltd and Mr Steve Jones (director shareholder)

Ceredigion Recycling and Furniture Team

Novomatic AG

British Boxing Board of Control Limited

Natural Resources Wales

Denbighshire County Council

Welsh Government


Kenyan Rugby Football Union

Work highlights

Morgan LaRoche

Lauded for having an 'eye for detail and a rigorous approach to the issues in a case', Morgan LaRoche provides 'value, efficiency and experience' to local and UK-wide businesses across a range of commercial litigation and has achieved notable successes throughout all levels of UK courts. Jason Williams, who is 'a great strategist', has throughout his career been involved in numerous reported cases in the property space, including one which provided clarity in relation to the construction of service charge clauses. 'Pragmatic and sensible' Welsh speaking partner Llyr Davies is a popular choice among clients in West Wales and continues to grow the firm's litigation presence in Carmarthen, although his reputation extends beyond these regional confines with specialisms in contentious insolvency and general business disputes. Recently promoted to partner, the 'exceptional' Gemma Thomas has excellent credentials for handling warranty and breach of contract claims; she recently notably resisted an attempt to overturn a judgment on appeal, having been successful at first instance for a client in relation to a breach of warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation claim following the purchase of shares in a waste management/disposal company. At an associate level, both Robert Davies and Ashley Davies are recommended, with the latter taking a 'robust and strategic approach to cases', including those relating to professional negligence, disputes between business owners and debt recovery.

Practice head(s):

Jason Williams; Llyr Davies

Other key lawyers:

Gemma Thomas; Ashley Davies; Robert Davies


A versatile and forensic set of practitioners who have an eye for detail and a rigorous approach to the issues in a case.’

They have excellent client relationships and can bring both legal knowledge and tactical and strategic thinking to a case.’

‘The depth of personal within the firm ensures that the team achieves value, efficiency and experience.’

Key clients

Cawdor Cars (Newcastle Emlyn) Limited

Hafan Cymru

Llanelec Precision Engineering Limited

Mon Motor Group

MDW (Holdings) Limited

Neath Port Talbot (Recycling) Limited

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Work highlights

  • Successfully representing Neath Port Talbot (Recycling) Limited as  claimant in a breach of contract claim concerning two substantial waste management and disposal contracts.
  • Successfully representing MDW (Holdings) Limited in a claim for breach of warranty, deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation concerning the sale of shares in a waste management/disposal company under a Share Purchase Agreement.
  • Representing Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in post-judgment enforcement proceedings including the successful application for a freezing injunction and ongoing Insolvency Act applications.

Berry Smith

Combining the personal touch associated with a smaller high street firm with the intellectual smarts of a larger City outfit, Berry Smith provides an 'approachable and commercial' service to corporates, individuals and public sector clients across a myriad commercial litigation. Nick Parker 'deploys his deep but understated cerebral analysis to great effect across a broad sweep of commercial litigation', including on complex contractual and shareholder issues and director’s disqualification proceedings. Iwan Doull co-heads the team alongside Parker, and has a versatile practice that includes niche expertise representing legal expenses insurers.

Practice head(s):

Nick Parker; Iwan Doull

Other key lawyers:

Harry Moyle


The team provides an approachable and commercial service.’

‘A stand out feature of Berry Smith is the genuine interest in, and care for, their clients, each of whom can be guaranteed to receive a thoughtful and commercial analysis of the merits of their case.’

Nick Parker deploys his deep but understated cerebral analysis to great effect across a broad sweep of commercial litigation making him an excellent choice for advice. Has a good understanding of commercial realities making him a hit with clients.’

Key clients

Connolly and Callaghan Ltd

Daisyvale Ltd

Weldec Ltd

Mr Tajinder Sall and Mr Bhupinder Sall

Welsh Government


Brit Insurance

Plaid Cymru (the party of Wales)

The Involve Group of Companies

Work highlights

  • Acting for housing and development company, Connolly and Callaghan Limited, in a multimillion-pound contract dispute relating to shares in a development company.
  • Acting for development company, Daisyvale Ltd, and its directors in defending a claim brought against it by the liquidators to former related group holding company.
  • Acting for Involve Group of companies in defending injunction and claim for alleged breach of covenants by a director formerly employed opponent.

JCP Solicitors

Deeply embedded into the local business community, as well as regularly receiving instructions from clients outside of South Wales, Swansea-based firm JCP Solicitors handles a considerable volume and range of Wales and UK-based commercial litigation mandates. Team head Andrew Meech is recognised as 'Swansea's best kept secret for commercial litigation' and  is well-versed in handling a myriad business disputes, including contractual disputes and recoveries matters as and when they arise for Macron, the Italian sporting apparel company. David Owen is also a key member of the team with debt recovery (for lender clients) and contentious insolvency matters, core areas of focus.


Practice head(s):

Andrew Meech; Sophie Thomas

Other key lawyers:

David Owen


They are honest and give solid advice based on facts only.’

The team offers exceptional customer service. All work is carried out and completed in a timely manner by people who are very knowledgeable in their areas.’

‘Andrew Meech is Swansea’s best kept secret for commercial litigation. He goes above and beyond for his clients and ensures that everything is in order to ensure a good outcome.’

Key clients

Macron SPA

Work highlights

Douglas-Jones Mercer

At Swansea-based firm Douglas-Jones Mercer, team head Russell Price is best-known for his property-related work, including in the context of insolvency situations. Christian Edwards is also a key member of the litigation team and regularly handles corporate and shareholder disputes.

Practice head(s):

Russell Price

Other key lawyers:

Christian Edwards

Key clients

Welsh Government

Ply-Tek (UK) Ltd

Skelton Thomas Engineering Ltd

E G Lewis & Company Ltd

Stones & Co Insolvency Practitioners

Nautilus Roofing & Exteriors Ltd

Bridgend County Borough Council

Toast (Mail Order) Limited

Hornby Hobbies Limited

Haywood Homes (CR) Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised in relation to a shareholder’s dispute concerning the operation of a major private hospital.
  • Advised Bridgend County Borough Council in relation to a variety of contentious issues.
  • Advised Capital Valley Plastics in relation to a multimillion-pound insurance claim.

Harding Evans LLP

With excellent local connections, but with a reputation that transcends its immediate regional locale, Newport-based firm Harding Evans LLP has a strong and growing reputation for providing 'very commercial and cost effective' advice to clients from a myriad sectors across a wide range of commercial litigation. 'Very commercially astute' team head Ben Jenkins has a 'shrewd legal mind that cuts to the heart of the case', including on defamation matters, and in the representation of numerous current and ex-international rugby players. William Watkins is 'very strategic' and secures 'the best outcome' for his clients including in the context of debt recovery work, where clients benefit from his qualification as a high court bailiff.

Practice head(s):

Ben Jenkins

Other key lawyers:

William Watkins


The firm displays attention to detail and a comprehensive coverage of areas of law within commercial litigation.’

‘They cover the details, but in a very commercial and cost effective way.’

An exceptional provincial firm that punches above its weight in commercial litigation to the point that it compares very favourably to larger London firms. The standard of service is very high and the knowledge and skill of their partners is excellent.’

Key clients

Sam Warburton

Euro Foods Group

Water Treatment Products Limited

The London Trading Company (UK) Ltd

The Vale of Glamorgan Hotel Limited T/A The Vale Resort


Pobl Group


Wet and Forget Limited

Menzies LLP

Landmark Entertainment Limited

Aspen Construction & Civil Engineering Limited

Leekes Limited

Arvans Civil Engineering Limited

Hughes Forrest Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented a food and drink supplier (Euro Foods Limited) in preventing a potential £10m loss.
  • Obtaining a judgment of over £1m in complex commercial litigation and enforcing on behalf of Water Treatment Products Limited.
  • Defending a PLC client and counterclaiming for sums totalling £400,000 involving financial advice.

Red Kite Law LLP

Led from Swansea and Pembroke by Rhian Davies and Luke Smith respectively, Red Kite Law LLP 'punches above its weight' and continues to grow its reputation in South Wales for a dynamic mix of private and public sector clients across a diverse mix of commercial litigation. Davies, in particular, has been key to the firm's increased market visibility, and 'has a forensic approach to detail and to evaluating the issues in a case', including as it relates to fraud and deceit claims, anti-competitive conduct disputes and shareholder litigation.

Practice head(s):

Rhian Davies; Luke Smith

Other key lawyers:

Steven Koukos


‘They are extremely effective, very easy to work with and exceptionally helpful.’

The team punches above its weight, handling complex litigation with a strong base of commercial clients.’

‘The team is tenacious in pursuit of their client’s interests with a good strategic sense of the merits of a case. The legal analysis and experience of the team is invaluable in enabling early decisions to be taken about strategy.’

Rhian Davies is first class. She has a strong background in building disputes having worked for a construction company before joining Red Kite.’

Rhian Davies is adept at negotiating a good outcome for clients and in identifying the key legal issues in dispute. She has a forensic approach to detail and to evaluating the issues in a case.’

Steven Koukos is formidable.’

Key clients

Milford Haven Port Authority

Castell Howell Foods Limited

Phoenix Legal Services Limited

Valero Energy

Swansea University

Neal Remediation Limited

Bexmoor Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a company and group of shareholders in relation to a shareholder dispute.
  • Advising an educational body regarding a breach of a Collaboration Agreement.
  • Advising a company in relation to a breach of a commercial agreement.


While it is best-known for its health and safety, and defendant personal injury matters for local authority clients, Dolmans handles a not insignificant volume of commercial litigation for these same clients across core areas of business, including contractual disputes, property disputes and property damage/business interruption. On the private sector front, the firm also handles contractual breach matters for corporates through their insurers, as well as acting for insurers on coverage disputes. Peter Bennett heads the team.

Practice head(s):

Peter Bennett

Other key lawyers:

Philip Bradley; Simon Evans; Claire Thomas


‘Highly professional, efficient and reliable. Dolmans have a team of knowledgeable solicitors in their respective areas of law who always provide exceptional legal advice.’

‘They are always responsive to my needs keeping me informed throughout the process and providing regular updates.’

‘Dolmans always build strong relationships with their clients and work closely to meet my needs.’

Key clients

Dauson Group

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council

Rendability Limited

AXA XL Insurance Limited

Kudos Liability Adjusters

Work highlights

  • Ongoing assistance rendered to a local authority in connection with multiple claims for housing disrepair from different organisations.
  • Representing the defendant local authority against a claim for damages for insured and uninsured losses arising out of the flooding of their property.

GHP Legal

Led from Wrexham by Robert Williams, GHP Legal's litigation offering houses a number of solicitors with higher rights of audience, ensuring that is able to provide a cost-effective service to owner-managed businesses and SMEs throughout north and mid-Wales across the gamut of commercial litigation. As part of his broad litigation expertise, Williams is also well-versed at handling professional negligence and contentious public procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Robert Williams

Other key lawyers:

Sarah Talbot

Work highlights

Gomer Williams & Co

Led from the firm's fledging office in Swansea by Clare Tregoning, the 'knowledgeable, practical and supportive' team at Gomer Williams & Co continues to gain traction in the South Wales market among local SMEs, charities and individuals. As well as her deep substantive law knowledge in areas including contract, IP and property law, Tregoning is also extremely well-versed in relation to Civil Procedure Rules and is noted for her 'sound guidance on when to settle and when to press on'. 

Practice head(s):

Clare Tregoning

Other key lawyers:

Mia Jones


Their level of customer service is above and beyond expectations and very much appreciated.

The team is knowledgeable, practical and supportive. A key benefit of using this firm is the avoidance of fruitless litigation which may lead to a pyrrhic victory.’

Clare Tregoning excels with her client care, she has always been there to listen, keep me informed of progress and ensure my concerns are addressed and discussed to offer the best way forward.’

Key clients

Pushpinder & Catherine Mangat

Create FM Limited

Pheonix Music Limited

Elim Trust Corporation

Paragon Engineered Timber Limited

Dinan Mingaile

Richard Beynon

Gill Wilson

Paul Corneilus

Amanda Jones

Work highlights

  • Advising a private company in relation to claims of defamation, malicious falsehood, and conversion.
  • Acting for a record label in their claim for copyright infringements and illegal distribution of products.
  • Acting for clients in a high value multi-track claim in respect of defective workmanship on a roof following an extensive refurbishment of their property on the Gower coastline.


At Newport-based firm RDP Law, Sarah Porter heads up a ‘fantastic’ team that has a ‘great breadth of experience and knowledge’, including in relation to contractual, shareholder and partnership disputes for local farming clients, SMEs and high-net-worth individuals. Senior associate Liz O’Connor and firm chairman Robert Davieshave first-class commercial litigation knowledge’, and are adept at resolving issues in a cost-effective manner utilising ADR techniques.

Practice head(s):

Sarah Porter

Other key lawyers:

Robert Davies; Liz O’Connor


‘The fantastic team has a great breadth of experience and knowledge and has guided me to very satisfactory results.’

‘Liz O’Connor and Robert Davies have first-class commercial litigation knowledge.’

Work highlights