Board of Management Partners
Chair of the Board of Management
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Alun Jones is Managing Partner of Hugh James, taking the helm in January 2011. He is also chair of the firm’s board of management.
In his role as Managing Partner, Alun is responsible for formulating and implementing the firm’s business strategy and day-to-day operations.
Head of Division: Individual Clients
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Steve is head of one of the two divisions at Hugh James. This division comprises all of the teams which advise private individuals; both claimant litigants and individuals requiring advice on their personal finances and family. Steve specialises in high value medical negligence cases including cerebral palsy, spinal injuries, brain injury, psychiatric, obstetric cases and issues relating to human rights.
Head of Division: Business Clients
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Ioan is head of the firm’s business services division, which comprises all of the teams which provide transactional, contractual, advisory and dispute resolution advice to businesses and organisations. Ioan is also Head of our Construction, Energy and Projects team and has spent almost 20 years advising clients on non-contentious and contentious construction matters. He has extensive experience in the construction and engineering sector and has acted in a number of high value and complicated disputes.
Ioan’s role involves advising the firm’s key clients on some of the most significant construction projects and disputes in Wales and the wider UK.
Head of Environmental Claims
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Gwen is head of environmental claims and one of the UK’s leading environmental lawyers. She has 11 years’ experience specialising in group actions on behalf of communities affected by various forms of environmental pollution.
Gwen has successfully concluded a number of large environmental group actions in locations throughout the UK. She has represented many thousands of individuals securing compensation, and more importantly to the claimants, an end to the nuisance.
Head of Property
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Peter heads up the fastest expanding real estate team in Wales. He was responsible for negotiating the lease for one of the biggest pre-let office deals in Wales, the firm’s new landmark headquarters at Two Central Square.
In her role as HR Director, Diane Brooks is responsible for the smooth operation of the firm’s HR department. This includes implementing HR strategies including talent acquisition, staffing, employee benefits, health and wellbeing, learning and development, succession planning, employee relations and retention.
As Head of PR and Communications, Gemma Rowe brings a wealth of experience in strategic communication, public relations, and media management. She has a proven track record of delivering successful PR campaigns and managing high-profile events spanning 19 years.
Head of Compliance and Quality
Joanne Cromwell is Head of Compliance and Quality at Hugh James.
She is responsible for managing compliance, quality and risk within the firm, ensuring the firm’s continuing compliance with legal and regulatory requirements including the SRA Handbook, GDPR and Money Laundering legislation.
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