Legal eagles spread their wings

One of Wales’s most respected and historic law firms is expanding.

Cyril Jones and Co (incorporating Stanley Williams) are preparing to open new offices in addition to their existing premises across the road in Grosvenor Road, Wrexham.

Three years ago the company merged with another Wrexham-based company, Stanley Williams and Co.

After riding the recession, partner Gareth Kelly says the move is a vote of confidence in the town – and in the future.

The firm, which also has an office in Shotton, has a long and distinguished record of providing legal services.

It was founded in 1919 by Cyril Jones, a veteran of the First World War.

Mr Jones represented the miners after the Gresford Mining Disaster of 1934 and was a Mayor of Wrexham.

He instructed Sir Stafford Cripps, barrister and radical left Labour MP, who offered his services free of charge to the Miners’ Union.

The company is still making history. Among those joining Mr Kelly at the new offices will be Sian Fisher, the first legal executive in North Wales to become a full partner at a law firm.

Since professional body rule changes in 2009 allowed Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives to become full partners in law firms just one other person in Wales achieved the honour before Sian’s appointment was confirmed.

Mrs Fisher is the company’s expert in family law and specialises in matrimonial matters and helping people who need to secure Power of Attorney to sort out the finances of loved ones who suffer from either mental or physical capacity.

To cater for the increasing demand for Power of Attorney services Mrs Fisher revealed they will be running special seminars at the new premises.

Joining Mr Kelly and Mrs Fisher will be Marta Zembrowska, who spoke hardly any English when she arrived in Britain eight years ago has now trained to become the first Polish solicitor in Wales.

The new offices are being refurbished from top to bottom and should be open for business in August.

Mr Kelly said “We need to have more room to expand the business because the business is growing.

“We’re a long-established firm and we are constantly evolving with new ideas and new structures. This is another progression of the Cyril Jones and Co brand.

“We would like thank all our clients who have remained loyal to us over the years.

“We like to feel that when a client has come to Cyril Jones and Co they stay with us as many have for generations.

“I’m now dealing with grandchildren of people that I originally dealt with when I started here in 1984.

“We would not be able to offer the services that we offer without the very strong support that we have from our clients.

“This  expansion is down to them as well as being a vote of confidence in Wrexham and a vote of confidence in the future.”

Caption: Gareth Kelly and Sian Fisher

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