Biography: Roland Lewis is a graduate of the University of South West England in Bristol, attended the College of Law in Guildford and undertook his training contract with Ungoed-Thomas & King before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1990. Roland is the head of our Property Team and has over thirty years experience dealing with all types of property work including Residential Conveyancing – both freehold and leasehold, as well as mortgages and re-mortgages.
Interests outside of work: Gardening, cooking, spending time with his family, classical music, holidaying in France.
Testimonials: "Wonderful personal service, excellent communication and superb attention to detail"
"Always very clear with explanations of legal procedures. Very easy to contact and quick to reply"
Biography: Adam Bruce is a graduate of Trinity College, Oxford and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1988. He worked for over six years in the top rated Tax and Financial Planning Department of the City of London Firm Macfarlanes. He then returned to Wales to work in Swansea for seven years before joining our firm in 2001. He has over thirty years experience in dealing with Wills, Probate and Inheritance Tax Planning matters. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners – he recently stood down as Chairman of the Wales branch.
Interests outside of work: Priest in the Church in Wales President of the Hospitallers Club of Wales, leisure boating
Testimonials: "Very approachable and sincere."
"I received a personal, caring service with high professional standards."
"We received nothing but compassion and courtesy during a very difficult time."
Biography: Christian Kirby is a law graduate of the University of Hertfordshire. He then attended the College of Law in London. Christian qualified in 1997 and practised in his native Kent, before moving to Wales in 2006 when he joined Ungoed-Thomas & King. He specialises in all types of property work including Residential Conveyancing – both freehold and leasehold, as well as mortgages and re-mortgages. Christian has a good working relationship with all the local Estate Agents.
Interests outside of work: Sport (especially rugby), reading, cooking, taming a large garden and providing a taxi service to 2 teenagers.
Testimonials: "Communication was fantastic and we were updated during every step of the way."
"Christian knows my personal situation and provided a really personal service."
"Christian was always available to speak to me either on the phone or when I dropped into the office."
Biography: Ruth has been with Ungoed-Thomas & King as their Practice Manager since 2003. She had previously worked for Barclays Bank for sixteen years, latterly as a Corporate Manager in the South West Wales area.
Interests outside of work: Reading and cookery and Ruth also helps out at Carmarthen Youth Opera and Bro Myrddin PTA.
Qualifications: BSc (Hons), TEP, Member of the Solicitors for the Elderly.
Date Qualified as a Solicitor: 1998
Biography: Ceri Davies is a local girl who grew up in Carmarthen. She graduated from both the University of Surrey, Guildford and the University of Glamorgan. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1998 and has specialised in Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and Inheritance Tax planning matters for over 20 years. Twelve of those years were spent with a Thames Valley Legal 500 firm before Ceri returned to her native Carmarthen in 2012. She is a full member of the Society of Trust and estate Practitioners, having won the STEP President’s prize upon qualification.
Interests outside of work: Busy mum to 2 young children.
Testimonials: "We received excellent advice from Ceri and appreciated the home visit."
"Ceri was always very pleasant and was a great help in explaining what was happening."
"A professional friendly service from the minute we arrived at the office."
Biography: Michelle Smith gained her Masters Degree in Law from Bristol University and completed her Legal Practice Course at Cardiff Law School. Michelle completed her Training Contract with Hains and Lewis and joined Ungoed-Thomas & King in 2019. Michelle specialises in matrimonial matters dealing with every aspect of divorce and financial settlements. Michelle is also experienced in children matters including contact negotiations, mediation referrals and applications for Child Arrangement Orders.
Interests outside of work: Michelle enjoys travelling and spending time with her two young daughters
Testimonials: "Michelle is very open and honest and told me how it was, which I appreciated."
"Michelle was very efficient and reliable and was always available to speak to me."
"I was always treated in a courteous and professional yet friendly manner and nothing was ever too much trouble."
Interests outside of work: Llinos is a keen runner and participates in competitive races most weeks and is a member of the Amman Valley Harriers. She also enjoys walking her dogs, cooking and traveling and spending time with her young family.
Testimonials: "Llinos always goes above and beyond and we value her very highly."
"Good communications and updates."
"We received a reliable, efficient service and there was good communication between all departments."
Biography: James Powell was born and brought up in Carmarthen. He studied at Swansea University, first gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Law, and then completing the Legal Practice Course and a Masters Degree in Law. James completed his Training Contract with Hains and Lewis and joined Ungoed-Thomas & King in 2020. James specialises in all types of Property Law including Residential Conveyancing, mortgages and re-mortgages.
Interests outside of work: James enjoys playing the drums and piano in his spare time and is also an accomplished skier.
Testimonials: "James was very efficient and personable and is a great asset to your Company."
"We are very grateful for James's help and hard work in our recent house purchase - he explained everything to us and was always available at the end of the phone."
"James kept me regularly updated during my recent house move and was always readily contactable even during lockdown."