Each year we are pleased and proud to support St Davids Cathedral Festival. The St Davids Cathedral Festival has been bringing classical music to the heart of west Wales for the past 35 years. For ten days annually in May and June (during the Spring Bank Holiday week) the cathedral hosts a feast of classical and contemporary music concerts.
In the Community
We are committed to the economic, social and cultural life of the communities in which we are based.
If you would like to work closely with us please contact us and let us know about your organisation and your idea for partnership.
Below are some of the local causes that JCP and our staff members support.
The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Members of our team have undergone training to become Dementia Friends. A Dementia Friend learns a little bit more about what it's like to live with dementia and then turns that understanding into action.
JCP Solicitors have been recognised by the Disability Confident Scheme for the Department of Work and Pensions to be committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.
Swansea Bay Business Life and the South Wales Evening Post run a business club aimed at nurturing and championing the most ambitious and fast growing companies in the area. Each year the invitation-only club invites 25 new members from the area, made up of the most promising businesses and JCP Solicitors is delighted to be members.
Headway is a charity that helps and supports people affected by brain injury. JCP Solicitors are recognised by Headway as specialist solicitors with experience in handling brain injury cases and as such are listed in their Solicitor Directory. Members of our Injury Services team are active members of the local Headway community.
SBARC is a lunch club for women in Pembrokeshire. Run by Betsan Powell, Head of Commercial Services at JCP Solicitors, Janet Collins, Director at LHP Chartered Accountants and Jade Francis, Business Relationship Manager at Swansea Building Society. SBARC brings women in Pembrokeshire together to build business relationships and social networks in an informal setting. To add your name to the mailing list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCP Solicitors is committed to supporting great local ventures and are very proud to have been the inaugural and title sponsor of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon since 2014.
In 2015 Director and Head of Healthcare Chris Davies raised in excess of £10,000 for Macmillan by cycling from Swansea to Paris.
Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need. Maggies Swansea is one of JCP’s 2016/2017 Charities of the Year.
Corporate Director Betsan Powell is a trustee for Paul Sartori, a registered Pembrokeshire charity offering hands on care, equipment loan and advice for those living in the later stages of a life limiting illness. The Paul Sartori Foundation has been one of JCP's past Charities of the Year.
The Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch runs four times a year in venues throughout Pembrokeshire, calling together likeminded business people in an informal setting to build business networks and relationships. This event is sponsored by JCP Solicitors, Ashmole & Co Chartered Accountants, Thomas Carroll and The Development Bank of Wales. Past guest speakers have included Connie Fisher, Jamie Owen and Rick O’Shea. To add your name to the mailing list please contact email@example.com.
The RABI is a welfare charity for the farming community that was initially started in 1860. They provide financial and practical support to member of the farming community who are facing difficulties. Malcolm Thomas MBE, JCP’s Rural Client Manager, is the current Chairman of the charity.
JCP Solicitors are proud to be sponsors of the Royal Welsh Show. We have provided sponsorship to the summer show since 2004 and the winter show since 2012. We hold a annual Client breakfast at both shows.
JCP Solicitors are gold members of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce. The South Wales Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based business support organisation run by local businesses, for local businesses. We also help to run the SWCC Swansea Young Professionals (SYP)- a group of younger professionals looking to meet others in similar roles early on in their careers.
Directors Amy Seppman and Lynne Morgan are committee members of the South West Wales Brain Injury Group. The Group exists to promote Brain Injury awareness in the community, and the committee oversees a 200 delegate Brain Injury conference in the Liberty Stadium, Swansea every year.
Director in our Fisguard office, Arwel Davies is a Layclerk, Chapter Clerk and Legal Officer for St Davids Cathedral, Chairman of the St Davids Cathedral Festival and a Trustee for Friends of the Cathedral. The Friends were formed in 1932 and is an organisation which draws together individuals, corporate groups and parishes from across the world who wish to support the mission and ministry of St Davids Cathedral.
Swansea Bay Business Club is the city's longest established and most prestigious business networking club. The club exists to promote business within the Swansea Bay Region, and to enhance the profile of the city more widely. Director and CEO Hayley Davies was a past President of the Club and Marketing Director Amy Seppman is also a board member.
The Business Awards, run by SWW Media celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals in the Swansea Bay Region, highlighting all that is great about the region's economy and business community. JCP Solicitors have been proud to be a category sponsor of these awards since 2015.
In 2016 Head of Personal Injury, Claire Goldsworthy was shortlisted for the Mentor of the Year at the Women in Business Awards run by South West Wales Media. Claire was chosen due to the support and commitment shown in her role of mentor to our trainees and newly qualified solicitors. In previous years Amy Seppman, Marketing Director and Emma Gilroy, Head of Residential Property have also both been finalists. In 2014, JCP CEO Hayley Davies won the Lifetime Achievement Award and the overall title of 2014 Swansea Bay Woman of the Year.
JCP Solicitors were delighted to have recently volunteered staff time to paint the Tenovus offices in Carmarthen. Ten members of staff took part over two days and a great time was had by all for this fantastic cause.
The John Hartson Foundation was registered as a charity in 2010, amidst the former professional footballer’s many operations and treatments for testicular cancer which spread to his brain and lungs and left him fighting for life. JCP Solicitors recently provided the charity with some probono legal advice.
For more than 10 years we have run a successful undergraduate scheme for pupils to gain work experience during a year’s paid placement at JCP between their 2nd and 3rd year studying Law at Swansea University. We also sponsor the property law and practice, and business law and practice modules of the Swansea University Legal Practice Course (LPC). A professional practical course that develops important practice skills and confidence for a successful career in law in England and Wales.
We are proud to be able to conduct our business through the medium of Welsh and have a first language Welsh speaker in every practice group across the firm. We will offer clients the opportunity of Welsh language representation where appropriate to do so. We view this as an essential service to Welsh individuals and businesses who will want to discuss their concerns in the language they feel most comfortable in. A Partner in our business is our Welsh Language Coordinator, and Our Welsh Language Policy is supported and approved by The Welsh Language Commissioner.
Rydym yn falch iawn o allu ymdrin â’n busnes trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg ac mae gennym ni siaradwyr Cymraeg ym mhob grŵp ar draws y cwmni. Fe gynnigwn i’n cleientiaid y cyfle i gael cynrychiolaeth trwy’r Gymraeg pan fo’n addas. Gwelwn hyn fel rhan annatod o’n gwasanaeth i unigolion a busnesau Cymreig sydd eisiau trafod materion yn yr iaith y maent yn teimlo y mwyaf cyffyrddus ynddi. Mae Cydlynydd y Gymraeg yn Bartner yn y busnes, ac fe gefnogir a chymeradwyir ein Polisi Iaith gan Gomisiynydd y Gymraeg.
In 2016 JCP Solicitors were listed as one of the Top 100 businesses based on turnover within the SA postcode area. The list which is produced by SWW Media and sponsored by Barclays and PWC, was launched at an awards lunch where JCP came runner up in the Swansea Company of The Year category.
Tourism Swansea Bay has over 300 members and represents tourism and leisure businesses, not just on a locally but on a regional and national level as the independent voice of the tourism and leisure operators in the area. JCP Solicitors are delighted to be a member of the association in order to support tourism in the Swansea Bay region.
Director & CEO of JCP Solicitors, Hayley Davies, during her presidential term of Swansea Business Club initially pledged to raise £20,000 for Ty Hafan. In fact to date she has raised approximately £50,000 through various activities including encouraging members of the business community to join her walking the Three Peaks of Wales, cycling from Paris to London and jumping out of a plane over Gower. Ty Hafan is one of JCP’s 2016/2017 Charities of the Year.
This list of the top 35 business people in Wales under the age of 35 is produced each year by Wales Online. Those listed come from a variety of businesses and industries, from hospitality to finance, public relations to technology, but are all united in a desire to be the best in their field and make their mark in Welsh business. In 2016 Business Litigation Director Andrew Meech was listed as one to watch. Previous JCP entries on this list include Amy Seppman - Marketing Director and Emma Gilroy - Director and Head of Residential Property.
The Wales Air Ambulance provides three helicopter ambulances covering the principality 365 days of the year. Responding to the most serious of 999 calls, a pilot and two advanced life support paramedics can have the helicopter airborne in 2 to 3 minutes and are normally on scene between 8 and 10 minutes of take off. Lives are saved on a daily basis by the emergency crews and the service relies totally on public donations to survive.
JCP Solicitors are proud to have supported the Wales Air Ambulance at Christmas 2013 by producing a charity Christmas Carol raising over £850. We have also provided free of charge talks to groups and societies on behalf of the Wales Air Ambulance on Legacy Giving.
Wales YFC is a national youth voluntary organisation for young people living in predominantly rural areas. Every year JCP sponsor the junior member of the year competition, offering the winner a two week work experience slot in our marketing and agricultural legal teams.
The West Wales Business Awards, run by SWW Media’s Carmarthen Journal and Llanelli Star, celebrate the achievements of companies and individuals, highlighting all that is great about the west Wales region's economy and business community. JCP Solicitors have been proud to be a category sponsor of these awards since 2015.
JCP are members of West Wales Exporters. This is an association which is sponsored by Handelsbanken Swansea, Wolfestone Translation, CGram Software Ltd, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, UWTSD and MeeCreative. Formed in 1994 and based in South West Wales the association provides support for public and private sector exporters.
We are very proud to have been finalists for the 2016 Employer of the Year- Private Sector in the Chwarae Teg, Womanspire Awards. These awards celebrate the achievements of Welsh women from all backgrounds who are doing extraordinary things in all parts of their everyday lives.
In April 1992, Women in Wales held its first luncheon event. Now, a quarter of a century on, the Women in Wales volunteer committee are still proud to host what remains to be one of the most distinguished and enjoyable events in the Welsh women's business and social calendar. The event is held annually in recognition and celebration of the achievements of women up and down this country whilst raising valuable funds for Save the Children. Director Betsan Powell sits on the Women in Wales committee.
Each year we choose a charity to raise monies in order to spread awareness in our local communities in which we are based.In 2018/2019 we chose to support Welsh Hearts and pledged to install a public access defibrillator in each of our office locations. Our colleagues organised line dancing evenings, ran races in silly costumes, baked cakes, held raffles, and all sort of other inventive things to raise money for this very good cause. We completed our final and 9th installation in October 2019. The issue of heart health is a very serious one and we are pleased to have done our bit to raise awareness and provide additional life-saving equipment to the communities where we are based. Welsh Hearts are the leading heart charity in Wales for placing defibrillators in communities and delivering CPR and defibrillator training in Wales. They hold fundraising events such as coffee mornings, wear red for hearts and many other events which we are able to get involved with. If you would like to find out more about the charity please follow the below link to their website; http://welshhearts.org/about-us/.
Cardiff JLD (Junior Lawyers Division) represent junior lawyers including students, paralegals, trainee solicitors, CILEx lawyers, solicitors and barristers of up to five years qualification in the Cardiff and South East Wales area. They hold annual elections for their committee and JCP have a number of staff members elected for this committee helping to bring together trainee professionals. They meet regularly to organise networking and professional events including training and careers talks and workshops to assist junior lawyers in their careers, including help with securing a training contract or newly qualified position. We have staff members who are committee members with the JLD and we are proud to support the legal sector workforce of the future by being one of their regular event sponsors.