Our Team

Private Client Department


Jennifer Melly - Neath SolicitorsJennifer Melly

Jennifer's reputation is unequalled in the field of trusts, wills and all aspects of private client work. She has recruited staff to work with her who share her ethos of always "going the extra mile" for her clients. She previously led a large team of lawyers at Hutchinson Thomas in Neath. She is a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.


Elizabeth Jones

Elizabeth was called to the Bar in 2005 and dual qualified as a practising Solicitor in 2008. Specialising in civil law, her practice areas have covered personal injury, legal costs and private client matters. Having commenced her legal experience at NewLaw Solicitors, she became a Director of CIQ Costs Solicitors which became the largest costs firm in Wales. Having also worked at Leo Abse & Cohen as well as large national firms in the City of London, Elizabeth has driven and restructured businesses to ensure client care and service standards are met. Elizabeth has also lectured in Criminal Law and Contract Law on the LLB programme and her particular research interest is in Art Law. As one of the senior members within the practice, with experience from the County Court up to the Court of Appeal Elizabeth is dedicated to assisting clients and delivering a legal service they require.


Nia Hall - Neath Solicitors

Nia Evans

Nia graduated from Swansea University in 2013 and completed the Legal Practice Course the following year. Nia joined the firm from Sally Goldstone Family Law before qualifying as a Solicitor in 2016. Nia works alongside Jennifer practising in Private Client Law dealing with Trusts, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. She was also an Ambassador for Swansea University and acted in HMP Swansea as a Restorative Justice Facilitator.


 



Conveyancing Department


Christopher A.B James - Neath Solicitors

Christopher A.B James

Chris has been practising in Neath for over thirty five years with G. Huw Lewis and as a partner with James & Stewart. Chris is a very experienced and highly regarded lawyer dealing with property matters, both domestic and commercial, Wills and Probate and other private client work.

 


T.E. Ieuan Morris - Neath Solicitors

T.E. Ieuan Morris

Ieuan is eminently approachable. Clients are appreciative of his in depth command of property law and in particular his knowledge of agricultural property and rural affairs and in renewable energy matters.



TomTom Grimes

Tom is a Solicitor practising in the Conveyancing Department in Cardiff having joined the firm in the summer of 2014. A Swansea University graduate, he was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in 2017. Tom is a former volunteer for the charity Hafal who specialise in protecting vulnerable people when detained by police and was also a law research intern at the University of Central Oklahoma in America. Tom is a fluent Welsh speaker.



 





Support Staff


Catrin Burbage - Neath Solicitors

Catrin Burbage

Catrin is the Office Manager and joined the firm upon opening. She is a key member of the team, providing support to all the departments and assists in the daily management of the firm. Catrin liaises with clients, staff and suppliers, facilitating the efficient functioning of the office through a range of administrative, clerical, financial and managerial tasks.


Dawn Hunter-Rowe - Neath Solicitors

Dawn Bell

Dawn has worked with Jennifer for many years – her girl Friday – she is thoroughly reliable and is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals.


Ruth Williams

Ruth Williams

Ruth has many years’ experience and is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals. Ruth supports the Private Client Team.


Lorraine - Neath Solicitors

Lorraine Davies

Lorraine is a very experienced legal secretary who has worked with Chris for many years.



Clare - Cardiff officeClare Young

Clare assists with family and children matters. Clare has worked with Jacqui Davies for a number of years and is currently studying towards a Cilex Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice after recently achieving her Cilex Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice (Family Practice).


Jess Bodenham - Neath Solicitors

Jess Bodenham

Jess is our receptionist. As a first point of contact for our clients, she is a very helpful and bright individual that goes the extra mile to accommodate clients needs