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Nigel Jenkins

Director, Solicitor and Head of Family and Matrimonial

Nigel is a Director of Hughes Jenkins. He attended Cardiff University where he obtained his degree in Law, and the College of Law, Guildford. Following qualification as a Solicitor in 1992, Nigel worked for an international law firm in Manchester before becoming a partner at the well known Cardiff firm of Leo Abse and Cohen. He then established and ran the in house Legal Department for Royal and Sun Alliance PLC in Bristol before setting up Hughes Jenkins in 2002. Nigel advises clients in accident and industrial disease cases and has experience of handing cases in all levels of Courts including the Court of Appeal. Nigel has handled a number of reported cases including Standerwick v Royal Ordinance (admissions of liability)and Drew v Abbassi & Packer (multipliers in Fatal Accident Claims). He also handles family cases and has experience of dealing with cases involving an international element having recently acted in a Financial Dispute involving property in Sierra Leone and Thailand. Outside work, Nigel is a keen sailor and for many years helped crew a racing yacht in the Bristol Channel and beyond. More recently Nigel has confined himself to solo sailing his Laser Dinghy.

Emily Clarke

Director, Solicitor and Head of Wills and Probate

Emily is a Director of the firm. She is a Solicitor and Head of our Wills and Probate Department. Emily has over 7 years experience in private client work, specialising in Lasting Power of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, Wills and Probate. Emily has been working in this area since she qualified and thoroughly enjoys assisting families and individuals. Emily qualified as a solicitor in 2013 having completed her Law degree and Legal Practice Course at Cardiff University. Emily completed her training contract at a medium sized firm in Bridgend and joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in August 2015. Emily became a Director at Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in March 2018 and is also the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP). Emily has also completed several professional development courses in probate and estate administration such as STEP: Estate Administration and STEP: Trust Administration. Outside of work Emily enjoys keeping fit and regularly attends the gym. Emily also enjoys dining out and travelling.

Lisa Summers

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager Lisa is responsible for the smooth running of the firm. Lisa, from Blackwood, joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in January 2018 from another Blackwood based firm and has been working in legal accounting roles since 2009. Outside of work Lisa enjoys keeping fit, live music and travel.