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Practice Areas

Director – Melanie has considerable experience in big-money divorce cases, prenuptial agreements and complex disputes involving children, and has acted for high profile celebrity clients.


Trained Eversheds, Cardiff; qualified 1989; Eversheds 1987-1994; owner (one of two original partners) Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice 1996-present.

Melanie has consistently been ranked top band by Chambers UK and top tier by the Legal 500. She is included in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for having received consistent praise from clients for exceptional work over the last 10 years.

Professional Memberships

Trustee of Cardiff City Football Club Foundation, former Director of Cardiff Business Club; South Wales Ladies Business Club (one of the founding members).