Gerallt Jones is a Partner and head of the Corporate/Commercial team at Hugh James. Since joining Hugh James in 2005, Gerallt has led the transformation of the corporate department into a leading market player, advising clients including the Welsh Government/Finance Wales, RBS and the Welsh Rugby Union. He now leads a thriving practice that has attracted high calibre local, national and international clients and has recruited quality lawyers from the City and rival local firms. Gerallt is a native Welsh speaker and is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong as well as England and Wales. Gerallt is also a trustee of the Cardiff Museum Development Trust.
Gerallt has been recognised in The Legal 500 UK’s Hall of Fame for Corporate and commercial: Cardiff and South Wales. The Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence over the past 10 years.
All aspects of corporate work including:
Gerallt has advised:
“The corporate team at Hugh James, led by Gerallt Jones, walked us through the minefield, offering top quality advice throughout. They were instrumental in getting us to the commercial position that we wanted, whilst enabling us to concentrate on continuing to run the business.”
Richard Cottrell, Managing Director of Vista Retail Support
‘Practical and no-nonsense’ team head Gerallt Jones ‘is excellent at working with local businesses and stakeholders.’
Legal 500 2017
“Hugh James did an excellent job on this important investment for us as a group. Gerallt and his team worked tirelessly, providing guidance of the highest calibre to ensure the deal completed within a tight timescale.”
Sanjeev Gupta, Simec
“The Hugh James team has an excellent track record of working with creative industry companies and this undoubtedly helped us navigate through what could at times seem a daunting process. Their combination of a real ‘can do’ attitude and a practical, commercial approach is refreshing – and greatly appreciated.”
Andy Muggleton, Managing Partner at Mongoose
Head of department Gerallt Jones handles a series of sophisticated M&A deals for clients both in Wales and abroad. Clients are impressed by his pragmatism: “He comes up with solutions rather than making legal points.”
Chambers UK 2017
Headed by the ‘excellent and practical’ Gerallt Jones, Hugh James’ six-partner team has significant traction both locally as well as outside of Wales
Legal 500 2016
Gerallt Jones has “a range of experience that is rare in a local market” and “honest opinions and quick, clear-cut advice”
Chambers UK 2016
Gerallt Jones heads the corporate department and provides wide-ranging corporate advice to clients such as the Welsh Rugby Union and RBS. Clients describe him as “thoughtful and shrewd, with a very good eye for detail.”
Chambers UK 2014
Gerallt Jones garners praise for bringing “genuine city and international experience to bear on his work – he also has a great eye for detail when required.”
Chambers UK 2013
This turned out to be a surprisingly complicated and elongated process and the advice and assistance provided by Hugh James to myself and the management team proved to be invaluable.
Keith Brooks, Vista Retail Support
I’m delighted with the way Gerallt and Sarah dealt with this transaction – they pulled out all the stops to ensure that the deal happened smoothly and in double-quick time. Hugh James really is a class act.
Ian Ryley, Pinnacle
This was a complex and multi-faceted transaction, which will deliver strong benefits for us going forward. I was able to turn to Hugh James to undertake this work, safe in the knowledge that our long-standing relationship would enable Gerallt Jones and his team to get up to speed quickly and to work with us to solve the various issues faced.
Rhodri Lewis, Head of Legal Affairs, WRU
What do you like to do outside work?
Rugby, cycling, skiing, scuba diving and opera