Sarah Wyburn > Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice > Cardiff, Wales > Lawyer Profile

Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice
CF10 3BY

Work Department

Family law.


Director – Sarah has specialised in family law throughout her career, dealing with divorce and the resolution of financial matters. She has considerable experience of high-profile cases and those involving high net assets. Sarah regularly acts for clients where complex property and business arrangements are involved.

Sarah has vast knowledge and significant experience with civil partnerships and same-sex relationships, her work in this area is highly regarded as she is an authority in her field. Sarah is experienced in advising unmarried clients in relation to matters involving cohabitees and the resolution of financial and property arrangements.

Sarah regularly acts in private law children matters, including cases involving jurisdictional consideration and those which deal with relocation applications. Sarah also handles cases involving Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Sarah is consistently ranked by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK.


Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice 2000-06; re-joined as an Associate 2009; Partner 2011-current.


Sarah initiated the Firm becoming the first law firm in Wales to become a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

Sarah WyburnWendy Hopkins Family Law Practice

Specialist family law boutique Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice has the critical mass and expertise to handle a significant volume and variety of family law matters, often involving high-net-worth individuals and cross-border issues. Melanie Hamer provides a ‘professional and knowledgeable service‘ and alongside the ‘exceptionally calm‘ Thea Hughes, is regularly engaged in high-profile and high-net-worth divorce cases. The team is rounded out at partner level by the ‘exceptional‘ Sarah Wyburn, who has niche expertise in relation to same sex marriage cases, and the ‘approachable and knowledgeable‘ David James, who as well as handling high-value cases with a particular focus on business ownership and pension sharing issues, is also an expert on Children Act cases. At an associate level, the ‘conscientious‘ Rebecca Knight has a thriving reputation and was singled out by one client as being ‘surely one of the future managing partners of the firm’.