Partner dealing with a large number of private businesses in commercial property and company matters. Notary Public.
As head of Hutchinson Thomas’ corporate and commercial team Roger is renown for taking a hands on, pro active approach to transactional matters always aiming to solve problems rather than create them and doing so in a cost effective and timely manner. This pragmatic approach works because of Roger’s vast experience, clarity of understanding and depth of knowledge. His great strength is the ability to apply that knowledge in the best interests of the client and with a focus on getting the job done.
Roger has acted for the whole range of business clients from modest sole traders to large companies across the length and breadth of South Wales. Trusted and respected by clients and other practitioners alike, it is noteworthy that many clients are referred to him from other professionals such as accountants and financial advisers.
Roger is also a hugely experienced and an acknowledged expert property lawyer. This works in favour of business clients too because unlike many other corporate and commercial lawyers he does not need to refer property matters to a different lawyer.
As a Notary Public Roger is also well accustomed to dealing with complicated commercial documents from outside the UK.
The commercial aspect of Roger’s practice has further developed into the field of Sports Law. He is a World Rugby appointed Judicial and Appeal Officer dealing with discipline and misconduct issues in the game of Rugby Union and in that capacity was assigned to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. He has also acted in cases for RBS Six Nations, European Professional Rugby, Celtic Pro 12, RFU and WRU.
Ystalyfera Grammar School, Swansea Valley; Cwmtawe Comprehensive School, Swansea Valley; Emmanuel College, Cambridge (1974 MA)
Trained at L C Thomas & Son; qualified 1979; Partner at L C Thomas & Son (now Hutchinson Thomas) 1979; Notary Public 1985
Clerk to Neath Port Authority
Away from the office Roger’s interests revolve largely around sport, mainly rugby, cricket and golf. He is an honorary life member of Neath Cricket Club and member of MCC. He is chair of Cricket Wales, the national governing body of recreational cricket in Wales, and also chair of the Guinness Pro 12 Discipline Panel.