Our Team

Christopher Wynne Symons L.L.B
Partner

Having attended Fishguard High School and graduating with a Law Degree from Aberystwyth University Chris Symons joined the Practice straight from Chester Law School in 1977.

He became a Partner in 1982 . His areas of work include both domestic and commercial conveyancing, partnership and company matters, wills and trusts and general private client matters.

Chris’ family originates from Llanelli and he retains strong connections in the town. He is an avid follower of the Scarlets and has extensive contacts and interests in rugby generally.

Mrs Claire L.P. Smith B.Sc
Partner

Mrs Smith is a Partner in the firm and head of the Family Department.

She obtained an Accountancy Degree at Leicester Polytechnic University and her Diploma in Legal Practice from Chester College of Law.

As an accredited member of The Law Society’s Family Law Panel, she has experience in working in divorce, separation and family disputes. She has over 20 years of experience within the field.

Mrs Smith has developed a busy specialist Family Law Department and has undertaken a large variety of public and private children law cases.

Further, she has vast experience of dealing with financial proceedings within divorce and separation matters.

James Hogg LL.B. (Hons.) Essex
Partner

James attended Llanelli Boys’ Grammar School and from there went to the University of Essex where he graduated in Law in July 1983.

He studied for the Solicitors Final Examination at the College of Law in Guildford and after undertaking his Articles in Colchester was admitted as a Solicitor in February 1987.

After a short period in Private Practice he was employed as an Assistant Solicitor with Llanelli Borough Council until he joined Jennings in April 1995.

James became a Partner in 1996 and his field of practice is mainly Conveyancing, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Wills and Probate.

In his spare time James enjoys History, Genealogy and spending time with his Dog.

Sarah Bannister, LL.B, FCILEx
Chartered Legal Executive

After completing her Law Degree at Aberystwyth University in 2009 Sarah joined Jennings as a Legal Secretary.

Having decided to further her career in law, Sarah began the CILEx Graduate Diploma in 2012 and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executives in 2015.

Sarah specialises in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing and Wills.

Rhian Griffiths FCILEx
Legal Executive

Llanelli born Rhian attended Coedcae Comprehensive School and from there obtained a Diploma in Business and Finance.

Her first employment was in Llanelli Magistrates Court and this led to her interest in the Legal System and her desire to become a Legal Executive.

Rhian joined Jennings in 1999 and qualified as a Member of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2004: she was admitted as a Fellow in 2007.

Rhian deals with all aspects of Residential Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Applications.

Debra Thomas
Solicitor

Debra was admitted as a solicitor on 15th December 2014 and joined the Practice on the 1st July 2019.

Debra practises in all aspects of residential property, both freehold and leasehold, new build, transfers of equity and re-mortgages and unregistered land.  She is accredited to the Welsh government as a Conveyancer for Help to Buy Wales, The Welsh Government’s Help to Buy Scheme.

In her spare time Debra enjoys walking and watching rugby.

Debbie Jenkins
Litigation Executive

Debbie joined Jennings in 2019 as an Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.
Debbie has over 20 years’ experience in the Legal sector and works in our firm’s Civil Litigation Department.

Debbie has vast experience in all aspects of Civil Litigation.
With a keen interest in Housing Law, Debbie has delivered approved Rent Smart Wales training to Landlord’s throughout Wales and has assisted both landlords and agents in compliance with recent changes in the Law.

She has strong connections with local Landlords and has assisted many Landlords in defending claims and recovering possession of properties.

Danielle Tregembo
Assistant Solicitor

Danielle joined the Firm as a Paralegal in January 2016 and completed her training contract and qualified as a solicitor in January 2018.

She attained a Law Degree at Swansea University and also her Diploma in Legal Practice at Swansea University.

Her specialist areas working within the family department include Children matters, involving Care Proceedings, Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps and Specific Issue Orders at the Family Court.

Further she also deals with other matters including Divorce, Separation and Financial matters.

Sian Stephens
Trainee Solicitor

Sian Stevens is a Trainee Solicitor currently working within our Family Department. In particular deals with Children matters involving Care Proceedings, Adoption, Special Guardianship, Contact and Residence Proceedings, Prohibited Steps Order and Parental Responsibility.

Sian joined Jennings Solicitors as a paralegal in 2018 after graduating from Swansea University with a Law Degree. Alongside working in the firm, Sian completed a Masters in Advanced Drafting and Legal Practice and commenced her Training Contract in October 2019.

Sian James

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