Ceri Preece


Ceri qualified as a solicitor in 1980 and is now a consultant based in the commercial property team.

He has over 35 years of experience working in the field of property law having joined Hugh James in February 1978 and was a partner for over 20 years before becoming a consultant. Ceri prides himself on providing a friendly, reliable and personal service to clients.


  • Conveyancing (agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential)
  • Auctions
  • Business leases and sales
  • Insolvency related property transactions
  • Spanish property transactions

Career history

  • Trained: Hugh James 1978-1980
  • Qualified: 1980
  • Partner in Hugh James: 1982- 2003
  • Consultant in Hugh James: 2003- present


  • Member of the Council of The University of Wales (May 2010 to 2012)
  • Former Governor and Vice Chairman of UWIC (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) from 1st August 2000 to 31st July 2010
  • Former President of Cardiff Chamber of Commerce (1999 – 2001)
  • Former Board Member and Vice Chairman of Coleg Glan Hafren (1992 – 2000)
  • Former Chairman of FIT Cymru (Fields in Trust Wales Committee) and UK Council Member of the Charity (which was formally known as National Playing Fields Association) – From 2007 – 2010
  • Past Honorary Secretary of The Associated Law Societies of Wales
  • Past Secretary and Co-founder of Cwlwm Busnes Caerdydd a’r Cylch (Cardiff’s Welsh Language Business Link)
  • Former Management Committee Member of the South Wales Baptist College


  • Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Rhydfelen
  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth; LLB (Hons)
  • The College of Law, Guildford


  • Welsh

What do you love most about your job?

Assisting people to get the desired result.

What do you like to do outside work?

Ceri enjoys sport, classical music and current affairs.

He is Club Solicitor to Whitchurch Golf Club where he is a Trustee and plays off a handicap of 9.

He is Honorary Secretary of Cardiff Cricket Club and is an ECB Level II qualified cricket coach and  Secretary of Glamorgan CCC.

He is also a founder member of Cor Meibion Taf, a Welsh language male voice choir based in Cardiff founded in 2005.


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