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Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice
CF10 3BY

Work Department

Family law.




Ever since he qualified in 1991, David James has specialised in family law and has become one of the most senior practitioners in the field in Wales. David joined Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice in 2006.

Specialising in the financial issues arising out of divorce and cohabitation disputes, David has wide experience of high net asset matters, including cases involving family businesses, taxation, pensions and issues requiring forensic accounting and analysis. David also deals with private children matters, including Children Act applications relating to where children should live and time spent with the other parent.

David has been interviewed by ITV Wales News on developments in Family Law and has been a guest of Radio Wales on various occasions to discuss topical Family Law issues.

David has also presented at a Solicitor Panel Event at Cardiff University School of Law and Politics.


  • Advanced Member of the Law Society Family Law Panel since 2002
  • Former trustee of Relate Cymru
  • Dementia Friend – Alzheimer’s Society
  • Supporter of Cerebral Palsy Cymru


  • 1985 – 1988 – University of Wolverhampton (LLB Law)
  • 1988 – 1989 – College of Law, Chester


David was born in Cardiff and lives here with his Wife and two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family to include cycling and walking the family Labrador, Roscoe.

Lawyer Rankings

Wales > Private client > Family

(Leading individuals)

David JamesWendy 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.