Founder: Melanie Hamer (Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice)  

Melanie HamerMelanie has specialised as a family lawyer since 1989 and is one of the founding partners of Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice LLP which started in 1996 as the first niche family law practice in Wales. Melanie’s background prior to that was in Eversheds, Cardiff. The Firm now has a team of thirteen lawyers (including a collaborative lawyer) specialising in all aspects of Family Law and Wills and Probate. Melanie’s particular expertise is in dealing with divorces and cohabitee disputes for high net worth individuals. The Firm is top ranked in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners where Melanie is also ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’. The Firm has strong links with local charities.

Organiser: Rebecca Knight (Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice)

Rebecca KnightRebecca is a specialist family lawyer who has worked alongside Melanie Hamer since 2011 and is an Associate Solicitor at Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice. She often assists Melanie with her cases and specialises in all areas of family law.  Rebecca’s particular expertise is in dealing with divorces and financial disputes as well as matters involving children. Rebecca is a keen promoter of local charities and is the organiser of the Firm’s charitable events. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her dog, Marley.

13 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BY | 029 2034 2233 |


Organiser: Olivia Tsim (Kilsby Williams)

Olivia is an Accounts and Audit Senior for Kilsby & Williams, managing a portfolio of clients which comprises largely owner managed companies. Olivia also a committee member of the ICAEW South Wales District Society. In her spare time, Olivia enjoys fitness, particularly running and has also recently begun training for triathlon.

Cedar House, Hazell Drive, Newport, NP10 8FY
T: 01633 654 162


Lucy Lloyd

Organiser: Lucy Lloyd (Kilsby Williams)

Hazledine in the tax team. Qualifying as a Lucy is a Client Manager for Kilsby & Williams, working alongside Alison

chartered tax advisor with the firm in 2017, Lucy has a mixed portfolio of both personal and corporate clients.  She has a keen interest in Research & Development tax credits and is part of Kilsby & William’s specialist R&D team.  In her spare time, Lucy enjoys fitness, reading, and attempting baking recipes from one of her numerous cook books.