Miss Bolton has joined the firm’s commercial team, based at The Maltings in Cardiff, after spending the last four and a half years as an in-house solicitor for TES Aviation Group. While working as part of the Bridgend-based company’s legal team she oversaw contracts from start to finish including all related agreements of the transaction. This included handling multimillion dollar transactions including the purchase
A Newport-based solicitor has been appointed as chair of the Junior Lawyer Division (JLD) for South East Wales. Carys Jones, from Watkins & Gunn Solicitors has been elected as chair after demonstrating her commitment to the JLD, a committee which represents all law students, paralegals, trainees, legal executives, solicitors and barristers with up to five years qualifications in Cardiff and South East Wales. As c
A South Wales law firm has strengthened its team with the appointment of three trainee solicitors. Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, which has offices in Pontypool, Newport and Cardiff, has appointed Natalie Corten, Carys Jones and Kayleigh Wilding to assist the firm following the launch of its online legal platform, Gateway2Law. Natalie Corten, 26, from Newport, joins the firm with a first class honours law degree
A number of Welsh lawyers are opposing the Ministry of Justice’s plans to increase fees for money claims from April 2015. Watkins & Gunn Solicitors is against the plans due to concerns that it will have a negative effect on access to justice. The Monmouthshire Law Society President Ashley Harkus has also written to all of the MPs in the region to alert them to the effects of the increases. The plans come followi
Local authorities in Wales should expect more legal challenges against spending cuts over the next year, according to a leading public interest lawyer ahead of a major conference in Cardiff for campaign groups. Michael Imperato of Watkins & Gunn Solicitors says judicial review cases against public bodies in Wales will hit their peak in 2015 as cuts will continue to be made. The number of judicial reviews against
Independent trade union Community has appointed Watkins & Gunn Solicitors as its legal partner for members in Wales and the South West. The regional law firm, which has offices in Cardiff, Newport and Pontypool, will provide personal legal services Community’s members in the area. With roots in the steel community of South Wales, Community now represents members and their families in a wide range of industries an
A South Wales law firm is among the first in the country to become a member of the Law Society’s new Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). Watkins & Gunn Solicitors underwent a rigorous application and assessment process by the Law Society to become WIQS accredited, which recognises high quality in will writing, probate and estate administration services. Members o
A local businessman from Pontypridd has conquered his fear of heights after climbing Africa’s highest peak. Nigel Greenaway, Director of Cardiff-based law firm, Greenaway Scott, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for St David’s Hospice Care. Despite suffering with acute mountain sickness, which severely impacted climbing the summit, Nigel tackled the 19,000ft mountain and completed the challenge in eight days.