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Stephen Jones

Name: Stephen Jones

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: sjones@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Managing Director

Specialist Areas: Serious Crime and Cyberlaw

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Steve specialises in all areas of Criminal Law with an emphasis on serious violent crime and drug related offences. A specialist Criminal Lawyer with extensive experience in dealing with cases of serious fraud and white collar crime. Steve has represented Corporate clients in Regulatory and Criminal Defence work. Steve qualified as a Solicitor in 1993 and has worked in South Wales and nationally as a Senior Criminal Solicitor Advocate.   Steve is a Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights and has also lectured for South Wales, Gwent and Dyfed Powys Constabularies. Steve has had an increasing presence in Data Protection and Regulatory work and is regarded as one of the country’s leading lawyers in Cyber Security.  In addition, Stephen is also a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA).

Huw Bowden

Name: Huw Bowden

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: hbowden@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Director

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence, Serious Crime, Fraud

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Huw has over 20 years’ experience and his practice covers a broad range of disciplines. He is a Solicitor Advocate and represents individuals and companies across the UK. Huw specialises in white collar and serious crime and heads the Serious Crime Team at Bowden Jones. Huw is instructed at every stage of proceedings with the initial and early stages of investigations being particularly important. Huw’s considerable experience and knowledge is used to ensure the best outcome and disposal for his clients. Post charge, Huw’s careful and considered case management has secured many acquittals and his work post-conviction in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings is highly sought after. A long history of appellate work in partnership with our Consultant, Glyn Maddocks in our Prison Law and Appeals Team has secured both successful appeals and CCRC referrals.  In addition, Huw is also a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA).

Marie Boudier

Name: Marie Boudier

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: mboudier@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Business & Finance Director

Specialist Areas: Business Strategy, HR Consultancy, Financial Management

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Marie joined Bowden Jones Solicitors at the end of 2014 as the Firm’s Business & Finance Director. Previously Marie headed up the HR function at a large Regional law firm, before specialising in European Compensation & Benefits at a global South Wales based manufacturing organisation.

Working closely with the Firm’s other Directors and Management Team, Marie is responsible for both the strategic and operational management of Bowden Jones Solicitors, its finances and its people.

Marie is a graduate of Cardiff University with a degree in Business Management. Marie is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Name: Martyn McGrath

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: mmcgrath@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Head of Corporate/Commercial

Specialist Areas: Corporate, Commercial, Cyberlaw

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Martyn has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer having worked in both private practice and in industry for a number of blue chip companies including Cable & Wireless, SAP, T-Systems and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Whilst at Cable & Wireless, Martyn led the EMEA, US and Asia legal function, which won The Lawyer In-House team of the year and was company secretary. More recently he was lead lawyer on an IT Outsourcing transaction voted TCS global deal of the year 2015 and is General Counsel for a large IT security training provider. Valued by colleagues and clients as having an extremely pragmatic, commercial approach, Martyn regularly deals with all aspects of corporate and commercial transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders agreements, software licenses, multi-jurisdictional IT and BPO outsourcing, application development, international data transfers and advises on intellectual property and cyber security issues.

Martyn believes that knowledge of legal issues is a hygiene factor for lawyers today, and that to add value, lawyers also need to understand issues faced by colleagues from all disciplines. His extensive industry experience and MBA gained in 2010 provides clients with a unique insight into legal issues.

Emma Selfridge

Name: Emma Selfridge

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: eselfridge@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Conveyancing

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Emma has worked as a Residential Conveyancer for the last 15 years throughout South Wales. She has worked both at high street level and for larger volume based conveyancing firms in Cardiff and Newport. This has given Emma a wealth of experience to draw upon. Emma is keen to develop the Residential Conveyancing Department at Bowden Jones Solicitors and aims to provide exceptional client service at a competitive price in the fast-paced field of conveyancing.

Leah Griffiths

Name: Leah Griffiths

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: lgriffiths@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal

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Leah joined Bowden Jones Solicitors in 2014 having previously worked for another Cardiff-based Law firm. Leah is a Duty Accredited Solicitor who frequently appears before the Magistrates and Crown Court and has been a qualified Police Station Duty Solicitor since 2011. Leah has developed into a talented advocate undertaking trials regularly before the Magistrate’s Court and the Parole Board for all types of matters. Leah has been involved in complex investigations ranging from fraud to murder.

Rhiannon Palmer

Name: Rhiannon Palmer

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: rpalmer@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal

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Rhiannon is a specialist Criminal Defence Lawyer and Duty Solicitor and an expert in dealing with the Youth Justice System. Rhiannon has more than 15 years’ experience working in busy law firms and was with Bowden Jones Solicitors at the outset. Rhiannon has been involved in all aspects of Family and Care work however has concentrated in the past five years in Criminal Law matters. Rhiannon has extensive experience in dealing with cases ranging from minor road traffic offences to more serious criminal matters. Rhiannon is a specialist Prison Law Lawyer and is able to offer advice in all matters relating to Criminal Law and Prison Law work.

Sian Brain

Name: Sian Brain

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: sbrain@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor & Higher Court Advocate

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal

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Sian joined Bowden Jones Solicitors in 2011 having graduated at Cardiff University for both her Law degree and LPC, achieving a Distinction for the latter. Sian is a Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate who frequently appears before the Magistrate’s and Crown Court.  In addition, Sian is a qualified Duty Solicitor.  Sian conducts various types of hearings from plea hearings, case management, bail applications, trials and sentences. Sian is vastly experienced in dealing with high profile cases, ranging from murder trials to sexual offences. Sian has a broad range of experience representing people who are suspected of, or charged with, criminal offences including serious assaults, drugs offences, burglary, robbery, public order and theft be it in the police station, court or on issues of Prison Law. Sian also has significant experience dealing with youths and vulnerable defendants. Sian is also a fluent welsh speaker.

George Shelley

Name: George Shelley

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: gshelley@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal, Prison Law

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George has been with Bowden Jones Solicitors since its inception in 2003, working within the busy Criminal and Prison Law Teams. George is a qualified Duty Solicitor frequently appearing before the Magistrate’s Court and is a specialist Prison Lawyer, who has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of Criminal and Prison Law matters. George is highly regarded within all Prison Law matters, dealing with Recall, Parole Board Reviews and Independent Adjudications. He is also a member of Bowden Jones Crown Court Team having experience in high profile National and International cases including people trafficking (R v Kanani & Javori), murder cases (R v Pope), sexual offences, proceeds of crime and fraud, from the initial police interview stage through to Crown Court preparation and trial. George is a fully Accredited Police Station Representative, with a broad range of experience, regularly providing representation at the Police Station.

Richard Hall

Name: Richard Hall

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: rhall@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal

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Richard joined our Criminal Team in April 2015 having previously worked with a well-established South Wales law firm. He graduated from Swansea University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree and graduated from the Legal Practice Course with Commendation in 2013. Richard has experience in many areas of law including Criminal, Civil Litigation, Debt Recovery and Dispute Resolution. He deals with a variety of different cases within the Criminal Team and is experienced in dealing with a variety of different offences including high profile murder and complex fraud cases at the Crown Court. In addition, Richard is a Police Station Representative and regularly represents our clients at the Police Station.

Sheldon Owen

Name: Sheldon Owen

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: sowen@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Conveyancing

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 Sheldon recently joined Bowden Jones in September 2016, after working for at the Firm for 3 months as a Locum Solicitor.  Sheldon has 16 years wealth of post qualified experience in High Street and larger practices dealing with all aspects of Freehold and Leasehold Residential Conveyancing.

Sheldon always aspires to providing a friendly and committed customer based approach to conveyancing and is dedicated to providing a quality service at a competitive rate

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Name: Jeremy Symes

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: jsymes@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Head of Collections and Recoveries

Specialist Areas: Debt Recovery

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Jeremy was appointed Head of Collections & Recoveries by Bowden Jones Solicitors at the beginning of 2016, to run the Cardiff office’s collection arm; DebtLaw UK. Previously Jeremy has set up and led a debt recovery department at a firm of solicitors, managed pre-litigation debt recovery teams for a large Regional law firm and an International law firm.
Jeremy has more than 15 years’ experience in debt recovery and now specialises in contentious distressed debt. Jeremy has particular proficiency and knowledge in mortgage shortfall, hire purchase finance, and commercial debt, including credit control and advice on debt purchase. Jeremy also provides a recovery’s service for collecting outstanding fees on behalf of Barristers and Solicitors.
Jeremy is committed to ensuring that DebtLaw UK delivers clients not only with a first class debt recovery service, but also commercial common sense. His objective is to reinforce the firm’s position as a dynamic and progressive business which is second to none.

Rob Price

Name: Rob Price

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: rprice@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Litigation

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Rob joined Bowden Jones Solicitors in 2016 and is a solicitor within the Litigation department. Rob has over 10 years’ litigation experience having previously worked for a number of prestigious South Wales firms.
Rob has expertise across a range of civil litigation matters to which he brings an enthusiastic and pragmatic approach. He is able to advise on a variety of contentious issues, including personal injury, clinical negligence, industrial disease, contractual disputes, debt claims, travel claims, consumer contract disputes, landlord and tenant, and general civil litigation matters.
Rob is an experienced litigator and has a commercial and practical approach to his work. Rob prides himself on providing an excellent standard of service and is dedicated to obtaining the desired outcome for each individual or business client.

Sara Cornelius

Name: Sara Cornelius

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: scornelius@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Specialist Areas: Administration, Project Management

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Sara is a Personal Assistant with over ten years’ extensive experience.  Sara joined Bowden Jones in 2014 from one of Wales’ other leading Regional Commercial Law firms.

Sara’s work consists of supporting management, including executives and using a variety of project management, communication and organisational skills.

Clare Fowler

Name: Clare Fowler

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: cfowler@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Trainee Solicitor

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Clare graduated from Swansea University with an LLB in law. Clare was initially employed as a Paralegal at a large National Law Firm before joining Bowden Jones Solicitors in February 2015 as a Trainee Solicitor. Clare displays skills and expertise far beyond her current status. As a Trainee Solicitor, Clare’s work is primarily focused in the Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Civil Litigation areas. More recently Clare’s work has had an increasing emphasis and involvement in the practice’s Business Team. Clare has extensive experience in the preparation of Wills and advising on all aspects of Wills and Probate work.

Susan Joyce

Name: Susan Joyce

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: sjoyce@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Legal Assistant

Susan has over 20 years experience in working in high volume, busy Residential Conveyancing Teams. Susan has been with Bowden Jones Solicitors since its inception in 2003 and is a highly skilled Legal Assistant, able to deal with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.

Sarah Carter

Name: Sarah Carter

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: scarter@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Legal Assistant

Sarah has over 15 years experience in working in busy Criminal Law Teams. Sarah has been with Bowden Jones Solicitors since 2013 and is a highly skilled Legal Assistant who is able to deal with all matters relating to Criminal Defence.

Jonathan Gillet

Name: Jonathan Gillet

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: jgillet@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Marketing Executive

Specialist Areas: Marketing Strategy & Communications

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Jonathan joined Bowden Jones Solicitors in May 2015. Jonathan is an experienced Marketing professional and has considerable expertise in dealing with Marketing strategies and initiatives within the Professional Services Industry.

Jonathan co-ordinates the overall direction and focus of the Firm’s Marketing Strategy and manages its implementation on a day-to-day basis. In addition to overseeing and managing activities such as advertising, sponsorship, PR, seminars and events, he is also involved in aspects of client care, business development and aiding company growth.

Jonathan graduated with a 2:1 in Business Studies before completing his Masters Degree in Marketing in 2012, achieving a Merit.

Esme Alleyn

Name: Esme Alleyn

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: ealleyn@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Legal Administrator

Specialist Areas: Conveyancing

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After graduating from Oxford University in June 2016, Esme joined Bowden Jones Solicitors’ Residential Conveyancing team. She is experienced in skilled administrative work and has quickly become an integral part of the team. Her work focuses on efficient case management and client liaison. More recently, she has extended her involvement into the company’s various marketing initiatives.

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