Helen Saunders

Senior Associate & Business Development Manager
Contact Number: 033 3016 4444

Legal Network

Helen is responsible for the overall management of Legal Network including its relationships with its member firms, seminars and training, the buying group and future initiatives such as value added services. Legal Network is a legal support and referral network run by Hugh James for other law firms in Wales. As such, business development and client relationship management are a large part of Helen's role.

Work history

Helen completed the ILEX course and then following this cross qualified to become a solicitor. Having qualified in May 2006, she joined Hugh James for the second time in August 2006, having previously undertaken roles involving managing volume conveyancing work at JCP and residential conveyancing at Morgan LaRoche in Swansea.


  • Volume residential conveyancing
  • Business development
  • Marketing

Being part of Legal Network means we can refer our clients to a chambers rated firm, safe in the knowledge that they will not poach our clients. The fee share on billed matters is also an additional source of revenue for work we would ordinarily have turned away.

Legal Network Member Firm


Legal Network has and continues to be a ‘win win’ experience for us! Not only has it had the benefit of increased revenue as a result of fee sharing but we have cut costs as a result of the buying group by saving money on electricity bills, stationery and DX.

Legal Network Member Firm


The corridor service has proved to be a valuable resource for us. We have received prompt access to a lawyer who has dealt with our queries on a number of occasions.

Legal Network Member Firm