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Swansea and District Law Society raise money for local RNLI

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Swansea and District Law Society at their annual dinner raised money for the RNLI. The Society’s Immediate Past President, Brin Hurford and the Vice President, Chris Davies, Director at JCP Solicitors, were given a guided tour of the Mumbles Lifeboat...

Life-saving Equipment Donated To Carmarthen Sporting Clubs by Local Law Firm

Richard Howells
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Two popular Carmarthen sports clubs now have access to life-saving defibrillator equipment thanks to a year of charity fundraising by JCP Solicitors, which is based in the town. A new public access defibrillator, donated to the Carmarthen & District...

JCP Solicitors Recognised for Excellence in The Legal 500

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JCP Solicitors has again been recognised as a Leading UK law firm, having been recommended in the latest edition of the law sector bible – The Legal 500. Among a roster of accolades in the Legal 500’s 2020 edition, JCP has been named a...

Laura Is On The Ball at Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch

Betsan Powell
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Business people from across Pembrokeshire welcomed the former international footballer, political and current affairs commentator and academic, Laura McAllister CBE, as guest speaker at the recent Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch, in Haverfordwest. ...

Industry Body Recognition For Sophie's Receivership Expertise

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We are pleased to announce that Sophie Thomas, JCP’s Head of Recoveries and Professional Liability, has been made an Associate Member of Nara, the Association of Property & Fixed Charge Receivers, in recognition of her expertise in the important...

JCP Solicitors Pledges to Support Hafal as its Charity of the Year

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors has signed up to the first national campaign in Wales designed to end the stigma around mental health issues, by giving its support to Hafal as its Charity of the Year. JCP recently signed the Time to Change Wales pledge, a campaign being...

JCP Installs Life-Saving Equipment Throughout Wales

Hayley Davies
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Residents throughout nine Welsh towns and cities now have extra peace of mind, thanks to the installation of life-saving defibrillators by Welsh law firm, JCP Solicitors. Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year during 2018/19,...

Champion of Asbestos Related Injury Cases Joins JCP's Team of Specialists

Charlotte Perkins
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A legal expert who has championed the cases of those affected by asbestos-related conditions has joined JCP Solicitors. Charlotte Perkins, an Associate Solicitor, is now a key member of the Personal Injury team and she brings with her experience in...

JCP Solicitors' Learning and Development Academy Gives a Clear Route into Business

Denise Warlow
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Having enjoyed much success over the years with its apprenticeship scheme, JCP Solicitors has launched its own Learning and Development Academy, to nurture and grow the best talent for the business. JCP has one position left within the Academy, with...

Life-Saving Equipment in St Davids City Centre Thanks to JCP Defibrillator Donation

Arwel Davies
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Seven Welsh towns and cities now have lifesaving equipment installed thanks to a campaign by JCP Solicitors, with St Davids being the latest recipient. Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year in 208/2019, JCP Solicitors has...

JCP's Impeccably High Standards Praised by Keen-Eyed Lexcel Assessors

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JCP has, once again, been recognised as a legal practice which meets the highest standards of management and customer care by the Law Society’s practice management standards body, Lexcel. Assessors have praised the way JCP has successfully...

Life-Saving Equipment in Cowbridge Town Centre Thanks To JCP Defibrillator Donation

Chris Shaw
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Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year, JCP Solicitors has installed a public access defibrillator in Cowbridge town centre. The lifesaving equipment has been installed outside the JCP office, which is located at The Pavilion,...

No Waffle at Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Networking Lunch

Betsan Powell
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There was no waffle when the Managing Director of one of the region’s best loved food brands, Tregoes Waffles , gave an uplifting talk at the Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch, in Narberth, last week. Kees Huysm ans, who is at the helm of...

Howzat For A Summer Fundraiser? Max Boyce to Entertain at Gowerton Cricket Club

Keith Thomas
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Legendary Welsh entertainer, Max Boyce, may be searching for something to rhyme with ‘bowled a googly’, since he’s due to keep the crowds entertained at Gowerton Cricket Club’s big summer fundraiser. The comic song specialist and...

National Awards Nomination for JCP's Conveyancing Team

Emma Gilroy
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JCP Solicitors’ Conveyancing team is enjoying a successful season, having been shortlisted for another prestigious award – at the national Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2019. The news comes hot-on-the-heels of the JCP team...

Statement regarding JCP Swansea Half Marathon

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As the main sponsor of the JCP Swansea Half Marathon, it is with deep sadness that we heard of the tragic death of one of the participants at this year’s event on Sunday, June 23. This is a terrible tragedy and everyone here at JCP would like to...

Awards Hat Trick For Two Teams at Welsh Law Firm

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Two legal teams at Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors are celebrating after scooping a trio of award wins in quick succession. JCP Solicitors’ Residential Property team won Conveyancing Team of the Year at the Wales Legal Awards, while the law firm’s...

Two JCP Teams Make Welsh Legal Awards Shortlists

Emma Gilroy
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Two teams from JCP Solicitors have been shortlisted for two prestigious law awards. The Residential Property Team and the Family Team have both been shortlisted in the Wales Legal Awards 2019, with the winners to be announced at a ceremony in Cardiff...

Life-Saving Equipment in Caerphilly Town Centre Thanks To JCP Defibrillator Donation

Cherrie Powell
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Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year, Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors has installed a public access defibrillator in Caerphilly town centre. The lifesaving equipment has been installed outside the JCP office, in Tŷ...

Extra Peace of Mind For Fishguard Residents Thanks To JCP Defibrillator Donation

Carole Cotton
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Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year, Welsh law firm, JCP Solicitors has installed a defibrillator in Fishguard town centre. Councillor Pat Davies, received the lifesaving equipment on behalf of the town, last week. JCP...

Key Appointments for Law Firm as Turnover Hits 10 Million

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Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors has made two key appointments from within its ranks, to continue to manage ongoing growth as turnover hits 10 million at the business. Chris Shaw , Director and Head of Lifetime Planning, is now a business owner at the firm,...

New Diocesan Role at St Davids Cathedral For Local Lawyer

Arwel Davies
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The Diocese of St Davids has welcomed a new Diocesan Registrar to the fold, who is a key figure within the local business and legal community. Arwel Davies , who is Director in Lifetime Planning at JCP Solicitors’ St Davids and Fishguard office, will...

Seasoned Family Law Specialist To Boost JCP Solicitors' Cowbridge Team

Philippa Buckland
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Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors has appointed a new family law specialist, to be based in the Cowbridge and Swansea offices, who brings with her 25 years of experience in this sensitive and important field. Philippa Buckland was born and raised in Mumbles,...

Extra Peace of Mind for Haverfordwest Business Centre Residents Thanks to JCP Solicitors' Defibrillator

Ian Fudge
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Having pledged its support to Welsh Hearts as its Charity of the Year, JCP Solicitors, has installed its first public access defibrillator in Haverfordwest, via the life-saving charity. JCP Solicitors’ Staff Community Group chose Welsh Hearts as its...

Probate Fee Changes Are Set To Affect Many Families

Sean Boucher
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Sean Boucher , an Associate Solicitors in Lifetime Planning, based in Carmarthen, tackles an issue around probate fees. I am getting my affairs in order by making a Will and I have heard there are changes afoot regarding probate fees....

Millennials - Talking About My Generation

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Millennials, Generation X, Generation Z – we have all heard the terminology - and some of the discussions about the attributes, aspirations and attitudes of each group. And, let’s be frank, many of these discussions seem keen to pitch these...

Transitioning? It's Important to Change Your Will

Mike Downey
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A growing number of people in Britain are transgender, and the legalities around the treatment of transgender people are increasingly being addressed in the legal sphere. Transitioning is a complex undertaking, physically, emotionally, and practically, and...

Jamie Brings Added Sparkle to the Pembrokeshire Christmas Business Lunch

Betsan Powell
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The popular former BBC Wales Today broadcaster, Jamie Owen, returned to his beloved Pembrokeshire as guest speaker at the Four Seasons Christmas Business Lunch at St Bride's Spa Hotel on Thursday, November 22. The long-term news anchor and regular...

Ask The Legal Expert - Going into Business on a small farm

Alice Dearden Cobbett
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Alice Dearden Cobbett , an Associate Solicitor with JCP’s Rural Practice Team, talks about the importance, for farmers, of making sure they get the groundwork right when entering into partnerships. My cousin and I are going into business...

What should you do if you are involved in a cycling accident?

Rebecca Bennett
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It’s no secret that, in the UK, cycling is in the middle of a boom, with over 2.7 million adults throughout the country taking to their bikes at least once a week. Unfortunately however, as cycling has increased in popularity, so too has the number of...

A Solicitor's Duties and a Client's Rights

Kevin O'Brien
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Recent Court of Appeal decisions have shed some light upon two issues of interest in relation to professional negligence claims against solicitors - a solicitor’s duty to warn, and the rights of a fraudulent claimant. A Solicitor’s Duty to Warn...

Headway Are The Winners Thanks to Ironman World Championship Competitor

Rebecca Bennett
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A long-standing champion of Headway has raised £1,250 for the Neath Port Talbot Branch by completing the immense physical challenge of the Ironman World Championship race in Hawaii. In her day job as an Associate Solicitor in JCP Solicitors’...

Thinking of Buying a New Build? Here are Some Things to Consider

Emma Gilroy
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Smart new builds seem to be popping up in the region like spring bulbs, which says good things about the local economy and is good news too for young house seekers keen to get a foot on the housing ladder. Buying a new build has its advantages, as anyone...

JCP Retains Its Status as NFU Cymru Panel Law Firm

Rory Hutchings
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JCP Solicitors will continue to care for the legal needs of NFU Cymru Members in South Wales, having retained its long-held position as the NFU Cymru Panel Firm for South Wales – one of only two firms to remain on the Panel since its inception. One of...

Law Firm Appoints New Directors

Hayley Davies
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Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors has appointed two new Directors from within its ranks to further strengthen its team and to continue to manage ongoing growth at the company. Thomas Rees, a specialist Medical Negligence Solicitor, and Matthew Wells, Head of...

Pembrokeshire Raffle in aid of Welsh Hearts

Carole Cotton
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JCP Solicitors has nominated Welsh Hearts as Charity of the Year, and we are aiming to raise  £13,500  to install nine defibrillators in prominent public spaces near to all the JCP offices. In Pembrokeshire this includes St Davids,...

Four New Solicitors Make a Career Commitment to JCP

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We are pleased to welcome four Newly Qualified Solicitors to our ranks within JCP. All were trained at the business and were offered permanent positions to stay following qualification, working from various locations in South and West Wales. Emily Summer...

JCP Retains Management Excellence Accolade from Lexcel Assessor

Hayley Davies
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JCP has been recognised as a legal practice which meets the highest standards of management and customer care by the Law Society’s practice management standards body, Lexcel. After a rigorous assessment of the firm’s practices and procedures,...

Gowerton Cricket Club Faces Stars of England's 2008 Ashes Team In Historic Sporting Challenge

Keith Thomas
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Some of the biggest names in English cricket will go in to bat with Gowerton Cricket Club in a star studded PCA England Masters Xl match - the first such event in Wales. Captained by Ashes star, Andy Caddick, the PCA Masters XI sees a team of former England...

JCP Solicitors Wears Its Heart on Its Sleeve With Charity of the Year Choice

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JCP Solicitors’ Social and Community Group has chosen Welsh Hearts as the Wales-based law firm’s charity of the year for the next 12 months – and it hopes to enable the charity to install a defibrillator within each of the nine communities...

Princes Gate former MD is Font of Knowledge at Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch

Betsan Powell
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Business people from across Pembrokeshire welcomed the former Managing Director of one of the country’s most recognised brands, Princes Gate, as their guest speaker at the Summer Four Seasons Summer business lunch, in Tenby. The gathering, at...

JCP Solicitors Invest in Caerphilly

Mike Downey
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Law firm JCP Solicitors, which merged with Glamorgan Law in April 2017, has invested in its operations in Caerphilly town centre by moving to a new modern office, affirming a long term future in the area. The new office, at Ty Cennydd, Castle Street...

Late Paying Customers Causing Headaches? Here's What To Do

David Owen
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David Owen is an Associate Solicitor in JCP Solicitors’ Recoveries and Professional Liabilities team , undertaking a range of work for commercial and non-commercial clients. Most businesses across the region will be familiar with the problem of late...

WRU Boss Shares Insights Into Life At The Top Of The Game With Business Lunch Attendees

Betsan Powell
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The boss of the Welsh rugby’s governing body shared his management insights with business people from across Pembrokeshire at the Four Seasons Business Lunch on Thursday, 29th March. Welsh Rugby Union Chief Executive, Martyn Philips, joined the...

Law Firm Appoints High Flyers To Manage Growth

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors has appointed three new Directors and two new Business Owners from within its ranks to further strengthen its robust team and to continue to manage ongoing growth. Mei Li, solicitor and specialist in Catastrophic Injury, Rhian Jervis, Legal...

Facing Snowbound Staff? Clear Policies and Sound Judgement Will Help Employers Deal With Attendance Issues

Natasha Johnston
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With the so-called Beast From the East sinking its claws into the UK, many employers will be worried about implications for their business, particularly if staff live in remote or rural areas and are struggling to get to work in the ice and snow. ...

High-Flying Property Specialist To Head Up JCP Solicitors' West Wales Teams

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South and West Wales law firm JCP Solicitors has appointed a new Director and Head of Property for the whole of its West Wales region who brings with her several years of experience in major property transactions. A fluent Welsh speaker, Martha Williams...

Birdman Talks Turkey at Pembrokeshire Business Lunch

Betsan Powell
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Business people from across Pembrokeshire welcomed renowned ‘birdman’ Iolo Williams as their guest speaker at their Four Seasons Christmas business lunch The gathering at St Bride’s Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot, heard about Iolos’s varied...

JCP Solicitors strengthens Commercial Property Team

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JCP Solicitors has welcomed a new Director to its Commercial Property team. Talia Atkins joins the firm with more than a decade of experience advising on all aspects of commercial property with a particular emphasis on the retail and leisure sectors. Talia...

Two New Solicitors Boost JCP's Pontypridd Office

Jill Bulteel
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JCP Solicitors has boosted its expertise further by appointing a Conveyancing and Family Solicitor to its busy Pontypridd office. Carla Coulstock has joined JCP as an Associate Solicitor within Conveyancing, the second qualified appointment to its...

Welsh Language Website Launched By JCP Solicitors

Meinir Davies
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JCP Solicitors is delighted to unveil its new Welsh language website, which can be found at http://www.jcpsolicitors.cymru/ . On the website, visitors will find all the information they need to interact with the company in Welsh, and it will be kept...

JCP Solicitors Expertise rated in Legal 500 2017

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors cements its position as one of the UK’s most trusted law firms, with many of its practitioners being recommended in the latest edition of the Legal 500 – the law sector bible. Three lawyers from JCP Solicitors are featured in the...

Legal Expert From JCP Appointed West Wales Law Society President

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A Medical Negligence solicitor from South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has been appointed as the West Wales Law Society President. Thomas Rees, Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, has been on the committee of the West Wales Law Society for...

My three big challenges for Tŷ Hafan

Hayley Davies
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As the CEO of JCP Solicitors, and current President of Swansea Bay Business Club (as well as a mother and grandmother) I am used to taking on challenges in many forms – from the boardroom to the playroom! But nothing could have prepared me for the most...

Lynne Morgan Shortlisted for Swansea Bay Woman of The Year

Hayley Davies
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Not many lawyers have photographs of their clients posted on the walls of their office. Few get invited to 40th birthday parties or share in celebrations for their other red letter days. But as a Professional Deputy, Lynne Morgan's role is unlike any...

First Timer Rebecca Takes To The Ironman Podium

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One of the victors of the Ironman Wales 2017 event, Rebecca Bennett, can be particularly proud of her category win, since Tenby was her first ever Ironman event. Rebecca, a 30-year-old Medical Negligence Solicitor at JCP Solicitors, came first in the female...

Staying Safe On Two Wheels

Rebecca Bennett
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Whilst cycling is one of the healthiest activities you can adopt, it isn’t without risk, and JCP has helped a number of clients who have had serious accidents on two wheels, due to the fault of another road user. Rebecca Bennett is an Associate...

JCP Solicitors Secures Green Light for Industry's First 'Community Hub' for Staff in Wales

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Wales’ largest regional law firm will become the first of its kind in Wales to offer a staff ‘Community Hub’ after securing planning permission to extend its Swansea headquarters in a move which will also secure more than 50 jobs. JCP...

Welsh Government Supports Welsh Law Firm to Double Swansea Office Space

Hayley Davies
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JCP Solicitors is expanding its legal offering to UK and international markets, creating 50 jobs with Welsh Government support. The investment is backed by £293,500 from the Welsh Government’s Business Finance Scheme which ensures JCP’s...

A Stunning View of Saundersfoot's Future For Business Lunch Attendees

Betsan Powell
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Business people from across Pembrokeshire got a stunning view of the exciting regeneration plans for Saundersfoot Harbour when they gathered for the latest Four Seasons Business Lunch. Michael Davies, Chief Executive Officer of the Trust Port of...

Event Review: It's a hat trick for the Welsh Favourite Dewi Griffiths to win the JCP Swansea Half Marathon 2017

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The city of Swansea was booming with thousands of runners and spectators today ( Sunday 25th June ) as they celebrated the fourth edition of the multi-award winning JCP Swansea Half Marathon . The flat, fast and scenic 13.1-mile course continues to...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Preview Everything you need to know

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As the biggest race of the Summer draws nearer, athletes and spectators alike begin to feel the excitement of the event that is to come. With only 5 days to go until the JCP Swansea Half Marathon takes place this Sunday 25th June , the city will be...

How to Prevent Office Tensions When the Heat Soars

Natasha Johnston
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The sight of people wilting under fans and going about their daily lives in shorts and sandals is a rarity in Britain – we are more used to being buffeted by the wind and rain during our daily commute. But as temperatures soar, we are facing some less...

Case Study: JCP Sports Law Team Helps Bring Italian Style to Welsh Rugby

Andrew Meech
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Leading South Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has advised Macron SpA, one of Europe’s leading sportswear manufacturers, on a new retail services deal. The deal will see Macron supply Scarlets Rugby merchandise through the club’s retail outlets...

JCP Director Named as Finalist in IoD Director of the Year Awards

Richard Howells
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Richard Howells, Head of Lifetime Planning Disputes at JCP Solicitors has been shortlisted in the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2017, which honour many of Wales’ most influential and motivational business leaders. Over 35 directors have been...

JCP Solicitors Completes Successful Merger With Glamorgan Law

Hayley Davies
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South West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has completed its merger successfully with specialist firm Glamorgan Law, in a move that has created the largest law firm with offices solely in Wales. JCP Solicitors has already positioned itself as one of the...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Wins GOLD Officially Becoming The UK's Best Half Marathon!

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After being shortlisted for the last two years, and winning silver in 2016, this year, the race that has captured the attention of the running community scoops Gold in the “Best Half Marathon” category at the 2017 UK Running Awards. The JCP...

Rugby Legend's Touchdown at Pembrokeshire Business Lunch

Betsan Powell
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Welsh rugby ace Ryan Jones kicked off this year’s programme of Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunches on Friday, 24th March, with uplifting tales from his illustrious career. The former Welsh International player shared some insights into life on...

Directorship Success for City Solicitors

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Leading South and West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has appointed two new Directors from within its ranks. Head of Commercial Lending Recoveries, Sophie Thomas, and Head of HR Services, Clare Bowen,  have been appointed Directors at JCP Solicitors...

Fifth Merger To Create 10 Million Pound Business

Hayley Davies
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South West Wales law firm, JCP Solicitors, has announced a merger with specialist firm Glamorgan Law, in a move that is set to create the largest law firm with offices solely in Wales. JCP Solicitors has already positioned itself as one of the most highly...

JCP Swansea Half Marathon Gets Set to Celebrate Official Launch

Amy Seppman
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As the JCP Swansea Half Marathon gets set to celebrate the official launch of the 2017 race, they are joined by the BAFTA and multi-award winner Lowri Morgan. Lowri being an ultra marathon runner and local celebrity was only too pleased to talk at the...

Jamie Weighs Anchor At Pembrokeshire Business Lunch

Betsan Powell
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The popular BBC Wales Today Broadcaster, Jamie Owen, brought some festive bonhomie to the Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Christmas Business Lunch, at St Bride’s Hotel, on Friday December 2. Well known as the anchor for the country's most watched...

Cutting Edge Helicopter Fleet To Aid Wales Air Ambulance In Becoming 24 Hour Ambulance Service

Betsan Powell
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Wales Air Ambulance is set to introduce a new state-of-the-art fleet of custom-made aircraft, which will help the charity fulfill its long-held aim to become a 24-hour air ambulance service. The three new helicopters will be launched in the spring next...

How to Avoid Conflict When Your Vendors Are Splitting

Emma Gilroy
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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some tips on dealing with vendors who are splitting. Without wanting to take the gloss off the New Year, we all have heard that festive fallout can occur around December and...

Commercial contracts and Brexit, An insight into the potential impact

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On 2 October 2016 Theresa May announced that Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union will be triggered before the end of March 2017.  If you trade with the EU your business will be affected.  Now is the time for you to start preparing for Brexit...

Ask The Legal Expert: Preventing Inheritance Claims

Richard Howells
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JCP Director and Head of Lifetime Planning Disputes, Richard Howells, shares advice on preventing inheritance claims after death. “My son has worked with me on the family farm for 20 years and I have told him in the past that he would inherit the...

Swansea family lawyer travels to Parliament to call for No Fault Divorce

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Matthew Wells, a family lawyer from JCP Solicitors in Swansea, travelled to Parliament today to meet with local MP Carolyn Harris. Mr Wells was taking part in a major lobby of Parliament organised by family law organisation Resolution, who represent 6,500...

Good News at the Pembrokeshire Radio Young Achievers Awards.

Hayley Davies
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On Thursday 17 November, JCP Solicitors were delighted to take part in the Pembrokeshire Radio’s Young Achievers Awards. As well as sponsoring the Outstanding Courage and Bravery Award, leading up to the awards we decided to nominate a member of staff...

LBS Continues to Build on Its Success

Betsan Powell
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Leading South Wales firm LBS Builders Merchants Ltd, have expanded their branch network, securing their largest acquisition to date – Talbot Timber Limited. Talbot Timber has been supplying the construction industry across West Wales for more than 35...

Farming Employers Duties to Staff in a Fluctuating Market

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Employers’ circumstances change and, by its nature, farming work is subject to all kinds of fluctuations that farm owners need to accommodate. So it is common that farming employers need to alter their employees’ terms and hours from time to...

A New Road Ahead For N R Evans

Betsan Powell
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Specialist haulage company N R Evans has been bought by NFT Distribution Group in a deal which valued the business at more than £20 million. The N R Evans fleet of controlled temperature distribution vehicles is one of the most recognisable on the...

Are you affected by the apprenticeship levy?

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The apprenticeship levy is a levy (charge) on UK employers to help fund the costs of apprenticeships training and assessment. The levy will be set at 0.5% of an employers pay bill, (a pay bill is the employer’s total employee earnings subject to Class...

Tax-free childcare scheme

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A scheme will be introduced in early 2017 where the Government will pay 20% of families’ yearly childcare costs for children under 12 years old, (capped at £2,000 per child), or under 17 years old if the child is disabled (capped at...

National minimum wage increases (for some age bands)

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April saw the introduction of the new living wage of £7.20 per hour. Following on from this on 1st October 2016, the national minimum wage for some age bands has increased: A rise to £6.95 per hour for workers aged under 25 but aged at least 21...

Are we discriminating against potential employees without even realising?

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Tattoos...piercings....body modifications....In certain industries questions are often raised regarding body modifications such as ‘can I ask an employee to remove a nose stud?’ Although tattoos, piercings and other body modifications are not...

Ask The Legal Expert - Common HR Questions

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Today we answer three common questions often asked by business owners and those working in HR roles. 1. Can an employer recover training costs from an employee after they have left? Companies will often want to invest in their workforce through...

New Guidelines Bring Health and Safety Responsibilities Into Sharper Focus for Employers

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All responsible employers strive to ensure their staff and colleagues are safe at work, and robust Health and Safety regulations are enshrined in UK law. But accidents happen and when they do they can have a major impact upon the injured party and the...

Ask The Legal Expert - Altering Employees Hours in a Farm Business

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I run a small farm and I need to alter some of my employees’ hours. Am I on a shaky legal footing if there is no provision in their individual contracts for me to do so? Employers’ circumstances change and, by its nature, farming work is...

Marked Boost in High-Value Deals for Leading Law Firm

Betsan Powell
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Leading Welsh law firm JCP Solicitors is reporting deal values in excess of £100 million in the Corporate & Commercial team in the last 12 months – a figure they say is a reflection of the calibre of their corporate client base in South West...

Business Club President's Challenge of a Lifetime Sees Her Double Fundraising Target To £40,000

Hayley Davies
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Swansea Bay Business Club President and CEO of JCP Solicitors, Hayley Davies has raised almost £42,000  for Welsh children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan - smashing her original target of £20,000. Hayley completed her trio of charity...

Is the Buzz of the Property Auction for you?

Emma Gilroy
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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some of the ins and outs of property auctions either as a buyer or a seller. Buying or selling property in the traditional way, with its chains and its frequent delays, can be...

Pharmacy Transaction to Reinvigorate Community

Betsan Powell
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Penygroes Pharmacy has come under fresh ownership, with one of the new partners having worked behind its counters as a teenager. Penny Griffiths and Gareth Harlow have taken up the reins of the busy community pharmacy after buying shares in the business,...

For Added Peace of Mind Dont Skip The Property Survey

Emma Gilroy
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Emma Gilroy, Director and Head of Residential Property at JCP Solicitors, shares some insights into how to achieve success in the property market, either as a buyer or a seller. That moment when your offer on your dream home has been accepted can be one of...

Directors and Personal Liability Workshop

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Andrew Meech, Director in the firm’s Business Litigation department will be holding a workshop dealing with the duties of a director with particular emphasis on personal liability. The workshop will include discussions in connection with the following...

A brief Employment Update from 2016

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Here is a quick rundown on the biggest changes of 2016 in the world of Employment Law......... April saw the introduction of the new national living wage. Workers over the age of 25 are now entitled to the national living wage rate of £7.20 per hour....

What impact will BREXIT have on employers?

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A very common question amongst employers and employees right now. There will be no immediate changes to UK employment law; withdrawal negotiations need to take place starting when the UK triggers art.50 of the Treaty on European Union; it is not yet known...

Substance Misuse in the Workplace

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We are pleased to announce a HR workshop being run in December 2016 that will focus on substance misuse in the workplace.  It is our aim to help businesses understand some of the policies and procedures that are needed to look after and deal with...

New Commercial Property Workshops Announced

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Sarah Davies, Director and Head of Property Litigation will shortly be holding workshops in Swansea, Haverfordwest and Carmarthen dealing commercial property litigation matters. The workshops will include an update and discussions in connection with the...

JCP Recognised By Lexcel Assessors For Practice Management Excellence

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JCP Solicitors has once again been recognised by the Law Society’s practice management standard body, retaining their Lexcel Version 6 Award.  After a rigorous assessment of JCP’s practices and procedures, carried out across JCP’s...

New Family Law Specialist Joins JCP Solicitors Carmarthen Team

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JCP Solicitors has boosted its well-respected Family Law team in Carmarthen, with a new recruit to the firm. Angela Killa will be part of the busy Family Law team at JCP’s Carmarthen office, joining Head of the Team Sali Jackson-Thomas, Matthew Wells...