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A little more about us

A little more about us

Helen Dickie

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 the 2019 Parliamentary Review, the link of which can be clicked on below.

Parliamentary Review

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.

Amy Palmer

Amy is the firm’s Property Manager and manages our busy conveyancing department. Amy qualified as a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 2007 and has many years’ experience in the property sector.

Amy has a wide knowledge of residential conveyancing with experience in Transfers of Equity, Remortgage cases, Freehold and Leasehold property and Lease Extensions.

Amy prides herself on providing a high standard of customer care and has received praise from clients about her excellent communication skills; adapting her approach 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 Bale

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 Assistant Solicitor as of September 2020.

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.

Amy Webber

Amy joined MD Law in June 2021 as a Legal Assistant, having carried out work experience for the firm off and on over the past 5 years. Amy assists the fee earners in both the family and conveyancing teams.

Amy has just completed a law degree, results pending in August, at University of Bristol.

Amy’s interests are reading and travel.

Jack Johnson

Jack started with MD Law after completing a successful work placement at the start of 2021.

Jack completed his Law with Criminology LLB (Hons) degree at the University of the West of England, UWE Bristol in 2021 and he now provides part-time support to both the family and private client teams.

Jack hopes to one day qualify as a solicitor and have a successful career in law. Jack is locally born and bred and enjoys surfing and hiking when he’s away from the office.

Laura Brewer

Laura started working for MD Law in June 2021 as a part-time Legal Assistant, supporting both the firm’s family and private client teams. Laura passed her A Levels, including law, in June 2021 with great success and will be soon starting the CILEX course part-time.

Laura enjoys countryside walks, reading and watching TV in her spare time.

Kim Anthony

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!

Lyn Howell

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.

Rhys Thomas

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.

Talia Atkins

Talia works with MD Law as a consultant solicitor in the firm’s property team. Talia has over 20 years of experience as a commercial property lawyer and specialises in commercial acquisitions and disposals, commercial, mixed use and residential development, and landlord and tenant matters.

Talia enjoys reading autobiographies and has a keen interest in fine art.