Our Team

Working together, to accomplish more.

Kelly Brown

Receptionist and Legal Assistant

Kelly is local to the Blackwood area and joined the firm in November 2015. She has previous experience of working in a legal office environment having worked for firms in Newbridge and Caerphilly.

Emily Clarke

Director, Solicitor and Head of Wills and Probate

Emily, from Caerphilly, is a Director of the firm, having been appointed in March 2018. She is also Head of our Wills and Probate Department and has been with the firm since August 2015. Emily specialises in elderly client matters such as advising client’s on Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, Wills and also Estate Administration.

Rachel Coles

Licenced Conveyancer and Head of Conveyancing

Rachel is our Head of Conveyancing and a Licenced Conveyancer who has specialised in advising clients in house sales and purchases for many years. A native of Gwent, Rachel understands the stresses that clients experience when they move house and she always puts her efforts into ensuring that the whole process is as smooth as possible.

Lisa Summers

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager Lisa, from Blackwood, is responsible for the smooth running of the firm. She is also the firms Compliance Office for Finance & Administration (COFA) and as such manages the financial operations of the firm.

Tracy Haddock

Legal Assistant

Tracy Haddock is the Legal Assistant Wills and Probate Department in our Blackwood office. Tracy, from Blackwood, joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in April 2015. She had previously worked 12 years in another local firm of solicitors as a Legal Secretary.

Diane James

Legal Assistant

Diane is based in our Aberdare office and has worked at Hughes Jenkins for 12 years. Her role is to assist on, and progress, a busy caseload and to also speak to new clients, providing them with quotes for property transactions.

Nigel Jenkins

Director, Solicitor and Head of Family and Matrimonial

A graduate of Cardiff University and the College of Law, Guildford, Nigel founded Hughes Jenkins Solicitors with Graeme Hughes and has since overseen the growth of the firm to its current size and geographical spread. In addition to his role as finance Director, Nigel is also the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).

Cath Thomas

Legal Assistant

Cath, from Aberdare, is among the longest serving members of staff at the firm and has worked for Hughes Jenkins Solicitors since 2005. She has vast experience of working in the legal industry having worked at a large firm for six years before beginning her current role.

Beth Wilson

Associate Legal Executive

Beth, from Rhydfelin, is an Associate Legal Executive within our Conveyancing department and has been with the firm since July 2015. She handles matters for clients at both our Blackwood and Aberdare offices, dealing with all aspects of the conveyancing process.

Laura Cox

Receptionist and Legal Assistant

Laura is one of our Receptionists in the Aberdare office and is often the first point of contact for many clients. As the Receptionist she ensures all calls and queries are dealt with in a timely manner and assists as much as possible to resolve any issues. Laura joined the firm in April 2015.

Lesley Owen

Conveyancing Paralegal

Lesley joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in October 2017 and has worked in residential conveyancing roles for almost 20 years. Lesley assists Jemma in progressing client matters on a daily basis and uses her considerable experience to help our clients move home as efficiently as possible.