Law Firm Appoints High Flyers To Manage Growth
- AuthorHayley Davies
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 Executive in Residential Property, and Andrew Murphy, Solicitor and Head of Insolvency, all became Directors with effect from 1st April.
Existing Directors who have been appointed as new Business Owners are Betsan Powell, Head of Commercial Services and Emma Gilroy, Head of Residential Property. Both head up teams that turnover in excess of £1 million across South and West Wales.
JCP’s Commercial Services team, with Betsan Powell at the helm, is a leading provider of legal services to businesses in the region. From buying and selling businesses to business disputes and employment law and outsourced HR, the team act for well respected local companies such as Storage Giant, Wales Air Ambulance, LBS Builders Merchants, Macron, Safety Letterbox and AB Glass.
The thriving Residential Property team, led by Emma Gilroy (left), and with Rhian Jervis (right) as a new Director in the Swansea office, have dedicated residential property specialists based from Fishguard to Cardiff. The team now consists of 4 Directors, 8 additional qualified lawyers and a team of 27 dedicated assistants and advisors, making it one of the largest teams in Wales. Working for local developers such as Hale Homes, to buy to let investors and individual clients purchasing their first homes, the team takes pride in holding all the necessary accreditations that benefit our clients, and constantly training to remain knowledgeable in this ever-changing area of the law.
JCP’s insolvency team is recognised in the Legal 500 directory as one of the leading providers of insolvency services in Wales, with new JCP Director Andrew Murphy singled out as a “Next Generation Lawyer” in the most recent edition. The team predominantly acts for insolvency practitioners in their capacity as Liquidators, Administrators and Trustees in Bankruptcy, together with fixed charge and LPA Receivers. The team also acts for Company directors and private individuals in contentious and non-contentious matters arising out of insolvency and provides a range of advice to businesses, including dealing with insolvent customers and/or their office-holders, as well as advising upon options for restructuring and formal insolvency processes.
JCP’s Catastrophic Injury team is also singled out by the leading legal bibles, the Legal 500 and Chambers, with new JCP Director, Mei Li a respected part of this cohesive team. Renowned for its sensitive handling of the complexities of traumatic head, brain and birth injuries, the team works tirelessly to secure the best possible outcomes for their clients, so they can live as full a life as possible after catastrophic accidents.
JCP Director and CEO, Hayley Davies, said: “We are so pleased to see our outstanding colleagues progress at JCP Solicitors and make an ongoing commitment to support the continued growth of our business. They all bring a diverse mix of talents and their expertise, judgment and professionalism are highly valued by the business, their peers and our clients.
“Providing a clear path for progression and nurturing people so that they reach their full potential is a key element of our business strategy and as testimony to this Emma, Rhian and Andrew all started JCP at the very beginning of their careers in paralegal or trainee roles.”
JCP Solicitors is one of the largest Welsh indigenous law firms with nine offices across South and West Wales.