Hutchinson Thomas celebrates 10 years in the Legal 500

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Hutchinson Thomas has cemented its position as one of Wales’ strongest firms, receiving glowing recommendations across the board in the Legal 500’s 2014 edition.


The Legal 500 is the most definitive guide to the best law firms in the UK. It is compiled by independent researchers based on interviews with clients, other professionals and competitors. The editorial emphasises that the guide is a reference tool and that it is “ultimately, the clients’ opinions that matter.”


Our firm has featured in the Legal 500 since 2004 and is recommended in thirteen areas of law with each department included:


Corporate and Commercial

“Hutchinson Thomas has a client base of regional SMEs which ‘have confidence in’ commercial adviser Roger Morris”




“Hutchinson Thomas’ experienced team includes Simon Thomas, Stephen Harrett and Robert Williams. Solicitor Darren Davies ‘stands out’ for his ‘meticulous’ preparation and ‘common-sense’ approach to complex criminal cases”




“Robert Williams at Hutchinson Thomas is ‘very knowledgeable’, and advises licence objectors as well as licensees”




“Hutchinson Thomas’ Simon Thomas acts for regional employers such as the Sinclair Group, as well as for employees, and is ‘excellent, honest and very professional”



Personal Injury: Claimant

“Paul Bennett at Hutchinson Thomas is ‘professional and knowledgeable’



Agriculture and Estates

“Huw Jones and Roger Morris are the names to note at Hutchinson Thomas”




“Hutchinson Thomas is ‘well versed in charity law’. Huw Jones acts for religious denominations in Wales and England, and Roger Morris is a longstanding adviser to regional charities such as Hafal, and Mencap (Neath)”



Contentious Probate

“Simon Thomas (ACTAPS) at Hutchinson Thomas is ‘very experienced’, and attracts praise for his ‘pragmatic realism’




“Hutchinson Thomas has a well-established childcare team. It is led by LSCP member and experienced advocate Debbie Richards. Robert Williams is recommended for high-end divorce work, and ‘brings a dose of sound common sense to seemingly complicated disputes’



Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

“Hutchinson Thomas’ excellent team, led by Louise Williams, receives very positive client feedback, particularly in terms of the level of service on offer, and has a wealth of experience and technical strength. Rhian Williams is recommended, particularly for elderly clients.”



Commercial Property

“Hutchinson Thomas has a strong charities client base, including the Church in Wales and the RSPCA”



Property Litigation

“Managing partner Peter Morgan at Hutchinson Thomas handles a broad range of disputes.”




“At Hutchinson Thomas, Roger Morris, Simon Thomas and Robert Williams all act as disciplinary officers for the IRB, Six Nations and the WRU; they display ‘outstanding knowledge and experience of sport at national governing body level’