Sophie Hughes > Watkins & Gunn Limited > Newport, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Watkins & Gunn Limited
SUSSEX HOUSE, 17 GOLD TOPS
NEWPORT
NP20 4PH
Wales

Work Department

Family and divorce law.

Position

Sophie is a Partner and Head of the Family Team, the winners of the Wales Legal Awards Family Law Team of the Year 2019. She has expertise in high-value financial arrangements during divorce and co-habitation disputes. Sophie is an accredited specialist of Resolution – the first in South Wales for small and big-money cases. She also holds a specialist accreditation for domestic abuse cases and became a collaborative lawyer in 2010.

Career

Trained RadcliffesLeBrasseur, London (with Miles Preston); qualified 1991; partner Anthony Gold (working with Mark Harper and Kim Beatson); Harrison Clark Solicitors, Worcester; Watkins and Gunn, South Wales 2003; partner Watkins and Gunn 2004 to date.

Memberships

Law Society Family Law Panel; Resolution Accredited Specialist; Resolution Collaborative Lawyer; Yeoman of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

Education

Radyr Comprehensive School; University of Wales, Aberystwyth (Law).

Leisure

Tennis, skiing, cycling and cookery (Cordon Bleu trained).

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Sophie HughesWatkins & Gunn Limited

Led from Newport by Sophie Hughes , Watkins & Gunn Limited‘s ‘fantastic’ team handles an eclectic mix of private and public family law, including a considerable amount of complex financial remedy proceedings where Hughes is appreciated for her ‘very calm manner‘ and collaborative approach. Kate Roberts  is based out of Pontypool and heads up the firm’s well regarded child care team.