A little more about us
A little more about us
Helen is the managing director of the firm and joined MD Law to reform and restructure the business as a whole. Helen now heads the family and private client department and is situated primarily in our new Whitchurch Village office. Helen has more recently been acknowledged for maintaining and achieving best practice in this years Parliamentary Review, the link of which can be clicked on below.
Helen has 18 years of practising experience and has legal knowledge not only in family and private client matters but also can specialise in both residential and commercial property transactions.
Helen also works for a well-known legal training provider and is passionate about mentoring junior lawyers. Helen is CILEX qualified as well as practising as a solicitor, she also has her qualification in the PGCE and has taught CILEX and law courses to a wealth of students, some of whom she now has the pleasure of instructing in disciplines which are outside of her legal field.
Helen in her spare time, enjoys time with her family and cockapoo.
Helen Shamo is a Solicitor and Director of the firm working predominantly in our North Road branch. Having been in practice for over 16 years specialising in residential conveyancing and property transactions from straight- forward re-mortgages to multi-million pound sales and purchases and complex trusts of land. Helen is also our Head of Conveyancing at MD Law.
This is a busy department which offers clients a broad range of services including:-
- First Mortgages
- New build sales and purchases
- Bridging finance
- Help to Buy Purchases
- Leasehold transactions
- Purchase of freeholds
- Lease extensions
- Transfer of property
- Matrimonial transfers of property
- Repayment of mortgages
Helen’s client base has largely developed from existing client personal referrals and recommendations and as the ‘first choice solicitor’ for many major estate agents and financial advisors in the area.
In her free time Helen enjoys spending time with her partner and their St Bernard. She loves travelling and is a huge rugby fan.
If you require an advice or assistance in relation to any property matter please contact Helen on 02922 747 247. If she is unavailable, please ask for her assistant, Hira Asif
Ffion is an Associate Solicitor based at our Cardiff office, Ffion is a member of both the Family and Private Client Departments and has a broad range of experience in both areas. Whether you need legal assistance concluding an unhappy relationship, dealing with finances after a divorce or deciding on child arrangements, Ffion offers both a professional and compassionate service. Likewise, Ffion offers a respectful approach with matters such as wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the administration of estates.
Ffion was educated at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Aberystwyth University and Cardiff University. Ffion completed her training contract with a Cardiff law firm and has worked in Cardiff as well as Llanelli. Ffion is a modern minded person with a reputation for being a friendly and approachable Solicitor. Ffion aims to build long term relationships with her clients and their families, to assist them when making some of life’s key decisions. Ffion is a fluent Welsh speaker and is happy to take instructions in both Welsh and English.
Ffion can assist with:-
- Administration of Estates
- Preparation of Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Advising upon Inheritance Tax
- Matrimonial Finances
- Co-habitee disputes
- Children Act Proceedings
- Financial Proceedings
- Adoption Proceedings
- Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
Kimberley is a Welsh speaking, Consultant Solicitor here at MD Law and has worked towards expanding our market into the Rhondda Cynon Taff area aswell as within Cardiff. Kimberley’s areas of expertise are Private Client and Conveyancing.
Kimberley qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 but has worked within the legal industry for over 5 years prior to that. She has a wealth of experience in all matters in her areas of expertise. Clients describe her as personable, efficient and often goes above and beyond to achieve the required result of the client.
Kimberley has also completed the PGCE in Post Compulsory teaching and a Masters of Laws. As a result, Kimberley has also taught law modules at The University of South Wales on an hourly basis since 2015, helping to mould the Lawyers of the future.
In her free time Kimberley has a young family and dogs and spends most of her time taking her children to their extra curricular activities!
Rhys has over 16 years' experience in private client work and has acted as a Consultant for MD Law for over the last three years. He specialises in drafting complex wills and the administration of estates. He has helped and supported and advised a number of families and individuals who are clients of MD Law.
He is a graduate of Cardiff University and qualified as a Solicitor in 1991. He has a wide experience in dealing with complex high value estates/probate matters.
He also has a wide experience of dealing with estates where there is no Will. He has recently completed a matter where there was no Will and he successfully traced 26 beneficiaries two of which were in Australia.
He also has experience where it is alleged that the Will is not valid because it was not signed properly or was made under duress or where the person making the Will did not have sufficient mental capacity to do the Will in the first place.
He is a full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and Regional Co-Ordinator of the - South Wales Branch. He is also a full member of the Private Client and Probate Section of the Law Society and a full member of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Rhys has also completed several professional development courses in probate and estate administration and is a Welsh speaker.
Lyn has been with the firm since its inception in 2014, firstly as head of the family team, now as a consultant in the family department. She has over thirty years experience in family law, having practiced in Coventry and Birmingham, before moving to Wales twenty years ago.
She has vast experience in all aspects of family law – including divorce, children matters, separating couples, pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and much more. She also trains our family team and oversees and assists them, providing them, as well as our clients, with the benefit of her expertise.
Amy is a Conveyancing Executive based at our Whitchurch office in Cardiff. Amy is a member of our busy Conveyancing Departments and has a wide knowledge of residential conveyancing with experience in Transfers of Equity, Remortgage cases, Freehold and Leasehold property and Lease Extensions. Amy has a particular specialism in acting for clients in both residential and commercial lease transactions. Amy qualified as a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007 and has many years experience in the property sector. Amy prides herself on her customer care and adapts her approach to the process to suit her clients and their needs. Outside of work Amy enjoys spending time with her little boy, reading and socialising with family and friends.
Laura joined the firm as a Legal Assistant in June 2018 after gaining 2 years’ experience with a local firm and has progressed to the position of Trainee Solicitor as of January 2019.
Laura studied her LLB at the University of South Wales and graduated in 2015 with an Upper Second-Class Honours degree (LLB Hons) and obtained a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course in June 2017.
Laura is involved within all areas of the practice including conveyancing, family and wills and probate.
Laura is also passionate about horses and enjoys competing in her free time.
Hira has completed her Masters of Law from University of South Wales, including her Legal Practice Course and is the newest member of the firm having only joined in March.
She now works alongside Helen Shamo, who is a Director of the firm, in the conveyancing department. In her short time at MD Law, she has gained experience in various areas within conveyancing including residential sales and purchase, re-mortgages, transfer of equity and so much more!
The department covers a range of conveyancing matters, including;
• Residential sales and purchases
• Transfer of Equity
• Bridging Finance
Outside of work hours, Hira likes to give back to the community by getting involved with different charity events and organisations. She has recently completed the trek up Pen-Y-Fan to raise money in aid of the Rohingya victims, and when possible volunteers at a local mental health support charity, CCAWS. She enjoys trying various kinds of food and making us jealous with her Instagram page! As well as being fluent in English, Hira is also fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.
Richard has been part of the MD Law team since the start of 2019. Richard is a valued member of the team and is very much the staff’s ‘go to person’ for office management and office accounts enquiries.
Richard assists all the team at MD Law with their administration and deals with most of the firm’s office third party contracts.