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Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice
CF10 3BY

Work Department

Family Law


Director – Thea deals with all aspects of family law, specialising in the financial issues arising from separation and divorce. She has a wealth of knowledge and wide experience in this area. Thea also deals with high net worth cases including those involving lottery winners.


Trained Eversheds, Cardiff; qualified 1992; Eversheds 1990-94; head of family law department in branch office of Hugh James 1994-97; joined Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice 1997–present.

Thea is consistently ranked top band by Chambers UK and top tier by the Legal 500. She is included in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for having received consistent praise from clients for exceptional work over the last 10 years.


Thea is a collaborative lawyer and is a Trustee of Family Mediation Cymru and a member of Resolution.


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

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Private client > Family

(Hall of Fame)

Thea HughesWendy Hopkins Family Law Practice

‘Hardworking and astute’ five-partner Cardiff-based family law boutique Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has a market-leading reputation in the space and is invariably ‘instructed on one side of any case of real value or complexity’, including on high-value, cross-border financial remedy and private children casesThe ‘thorough and fastidious’ Melanie Hamer and ‘unflappableThea Hughes routinely handle complex and high-value financial remedy cases, as does the ‘patient, humane and diligent’ David James, who is also regularly instructed on high-net-worth Schedule 1 Children Act cases. Sarah Wyburn has a ‘skill or bringing out the best in a case‘, whether it relates to complex and high-value financial cases, or in the context of civil partnership and same-sex marriages. Rebecca Knight ‘leaves no stone unturned for her clients’, which include a number of professional footballers, which she has advised over an array of matters, including on pre-nuptial agreements.