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Graeme Hughes

Director, Solicitor and Head of Injury and Litigation

Graeme Hughes is a Solicitor and Director of Hughes Jenkins Solicitors. Graeme, who was educated at the University of Leicester and the Chester College of Law, co-founded the firm with Nigel Jenkins in September 2002 and has been integral in developing the business to the size it is today.

As an active member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Graeme has acted for clients in all type of claim from simple road traffic accidents to complex high value claims against the Government. Described as "a real fighter for his clients" Graeme always does his best to get the best result in every case. In his spare time Graeme is a keen cricketer and is active in the youth development side of the game.

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).

Nigel heads up the Family and Children Law department at Hughes Jenkins Solicitors and assists clients in matters of divorce, matrimonial finances, contact and many other aspects of family and child law. He also has vast experience in personal injury matters. A keen sailor, Nigel enjoys time out on the water in his Laser dinghy and the occasional foray further afield. He is also a qualified hockey coach and has been involved with the running of youth teams at Gwent Hockey Club. In the past Nigel has run a number of half marathons and has recently been persuaded to start running again.

Emily Clarke

Solicitor and Head of Wills and Probate

Emily is a Solicitor and Head of our Wills and Probate Department. 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.

Emily, from Caerphilly, completed her Law degree and the Legal Practice course at Cardiff University and has a variety of experience from working in small and medium sized high street practices in South Wales. Emily joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in August 2015 from a Bridgend based firm. Outside of work Emily enjoys keeping fit and regularly attends the gym. Emily ran her first half marathon in March 2016 and is looking forward to taking part in future marathons.  Emily also enjoys dining out and travelling.

Jemma Collins

Solicitor and Head of Conveyancing

Jemma is local to the Aberdare area and has previously worked in the Cynon Valley, Rhymney Valley and Caerphilly. Jemma qualified as a solicitor in January 2009 and has over fifteen years experience in conveyancing. Jemma handles all manner of residential conveyancing transactions for clients of both our Aberdare and Blackwood offices on a daily basis.

Jemma joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in August 2017 from a firm in Caerphilly. Outside of work Jemma enjoys weekends away with her family at their caravan.

Lisa Summers

Practice Manager

As Practice Manager Lisa 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.

Lisa, from Blackwood, joined Hughes Jenkins Solicitors in January 2018 from another Blackwood based firm, where she had also been the COFA, and has been working in legal accounting roles since 2009. Outside of work Lisa enjoys keeping fit, live music and travel.