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.

St Davids Cathedral Festival

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.

Age Cymru Swansea Bay

Age Cymru Swansea Bay is the leading charity for all older people in Wales. Age Cymru Swansea Bay (previously Age Concern) is a dynamic, caring organisation that produces results for older people who need their support. Our Lifetime Planning team who specialise in providing services for older individuals work closely with the Age Cymru Swansea Bay team providing free of charge training for their volunteers on subjects such as Lasting Powers of Attorneys and Deputyships.

For more information on Age Cymru Swansea Bay please visit www.ageuk.org.uk/cymru/swanseabay/

Dementia Friendly

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.

Disability Confident Employer

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.

Fast Track 25

Swansea Bay Business Life and the South Wales Evening Post have launched a new business club aimed at nurturing and championing the most ambitious and fast growing companies in the area. The invitation-only club nurtures 25 of the area's most promising businesses and JCP Solicitors are delighted to be members.

Friends of Stepping Stones
Consultant Allison Kent in our Lifetime Planning team volunteers for Friends of Stepping Stones; a charity which works to provide play and development services for pre-school children with a diagnosed or emerging disability. Friends of Stepping Stones have been one of JCP’s past Charities of the Year.

 

Headway

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.

Honey - The Ladies Network

Honey is a lunch club for women in Pembrokeshire. Run by Betsan Powell, Corporate Director at JCP Solicitors and Ann Thomas, Owner of Great Nash Accountancy, Honey 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 events@jcpsolicitors.co.uk.

JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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.

Macmillan Cancer Support

In 2015 Director and Head of Healthcare Chris Davies raised in excess of £10,000 for Macmillan by cycling from Swansea to Paris.

Maggies

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.

Milford Fish Festival

In 2016 JCP Solicitors sponsored the Chowder Trail at Milford Fish Festival. Milford Fish Festival is organised by the Port of Milford Haven at Milford Fish Docks - the largest fishing port in Wales. The inaugural Festival took place on Saturday 27th June 2015 on what had become well known as the Pembrokeshire Fish Week open day.

Paul Sartori

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.

Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch

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 Pembrokeshire Tourism. Past guest speakers have included Connie Fisher, Jamie Owen and Rick O’Shea. To add your name to the mailing list please contact events@jcpsolicitors.co.uk.

Pembrokeshire Tourism

The organisation supports, advises, campaigns and speaks for the Pembrokeshire tourist industry, locally, regionally and nationally, and the membership is open to absolutely anyone involved in the trade. JCP are proud to be a member of this organisation and are regular sponsors of their biennial awards.

Radio Pembrokeshire Awards

JCP have been sponsoring various Radio Pembrokeshire Awards for many years. From Local Hero to Young Achievers to the Local Business Awards, JCP are proud to be part of the local Pembrokeshire Community.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution

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.

Remember a charity in your will

Remember A Charity was launched in 2000 and is formed of over 160 of the UK’s favourite charities. They work with member charities and partners in the legal sector, government and private sector, to encourage more people to consider leaving a charitable gift in their Will, once they’ve looked after their family and friends. JCP Solicitors have joined the organisation to show our support.

Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

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.

Soroptimists International of Swansea

Soroptimists is a group of local professional women that encourage women to have a voice in the community. Associate Solicitor and member of the Rural Practice team, Beverley Bowen is a member of Soroptimist International of Swansea.

South Wales Chamber of Commerce

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.

South West Wales Brain Injury Group

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.

St Davids Cathedral

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

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 is the current President of the Club and Marketing Director Amy Seppman is also a board member.

Swansea Bay Business Awards

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.

Swansea Bay Futures

Swansea Bay Futures Ltd was set up to raise the profile of Swansea Bay as a place to live, work, study, invest in and visit, in support of the development of the regional economy. JCP Solicitors is an Associate of Swansea Bay Futures, supporting the activity of the company and playing a part in promoting and connecting the Swansea Bay region.

Swansea Bay Women in Business Awards

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.

Team MCR

For the last two years JCP Solicitors have sponsored the UWTSD Student Race Team. In 2016 Team MCR achieved their best ever position in the championship - 4th place overall on a very competitive grid!

Tenovus

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 Hill Community Development Project

The Hill Community Development Trust Ltd is a Swansea based charity that has set up in a building called the Phoenix Centre to provide vital support to the local community. Director Christian Edwards is the Chairman of the charity.

The John Hartson Foundation

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.

The Swansea University Legal Practice Course (LPC)

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.

The Welsh Language

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.

Top 100

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

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.

Ty Hafan

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.

Wales 35 under 35

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 Clare Davies - Head of HR Services, Amy Seppman - Marketing Director and Emma Gilroy - Director and Head of Residential Property.

Wales Air Ambulance

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

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.

West Wales Business Awards

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.

West Wales Exporters Association

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.

WomanSpire Award Finalists

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.

Women in Wales Luncheon

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.