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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


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


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: Director

Specialist Areas: Business Strategy, HR Consultancy, Financial Management


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.

Rhiannon Palmer

Name: Rhiannon Palmer

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: rpalmer@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal


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.

George Shelley

Name: George Shelley

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: gshelley@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Solicitor

Specialist Areas: Criminal Defence & Appeal, Prison Law


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.


Name: Jeremy Symes

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: jsymes@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Head of Collections and Recoveries

Specialist Areas: Debt Recovery


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.

Sara Cornelius

Name: Sara Cornelius

Tel: 02920 484550

Email: scornelius@bowdenjones.co.uk

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Specialist Areas: Administration, Project Management


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.

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.

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