RICHARD GEORGE & JENKINS

Solicitors and Commissioners for Oaths

ABOUT

Mr Richard George established the firm in approximately 1904 and was later joined by Mr. H.L.D. Jenkins. The firm was given the designation of Richard George and Jenkins and traded from Old Bank Chambers, High Street, Newtown, Powys.

As a rural practice in Mid Wales the firm quickly established a sound conveyancing and probate base, as well as being involved in most aspects of litigation, including criminal advocacy in the local Magistrates' Court and conducting cases in the Industrial Tribunal, the High Court and the County Court.

After the death of the surviving Partner, Mr. H.L.D. Jenkins, in the mid 1970's the firm was taken over by Mr. Edward Glynne Jones as Senior Partner. In February, 1979 Mr. Michael Davies joined the practice to take over and expand the litigation department. He became a partner in 1980 and, at the same time, the practice expanded by taking on an assistant solicitor, Mr. Huw Evans, later to become and remain a partner to undertake general work with specialisation in conveyancing matters.

In the mid 1980's the practice expanded by opening a branch office in Machynlleth, now closed, and by taking over the Practice of Charles W. Bell and Co., a long established sole Practitioner trading from 11 Severn Street, Welshpool. A fourth Partner, Mr Geoff Landers joined the Practice in the late 1980's and became responsible for running the Welshpool Office.

Mrs. Sian Davies was employed by the Practice in October 1992 at its Newtown Office to undertake primarily probate work, as well as general litigation matters with an emphasis upon family matters. Mrs. Davies was a past Assistant Clerk to the Justices. With effect from 31st March, 1993 Mr. Glynne Jones retired from the Partnership and Mr. Michael Davies was designated Senior Partner. Mr Nicholas Jones was appointed as a Trainee Solicitor in October 1993 and remained with the Practice as an Assistant Solicitor until December 2001. In April 1999 the Partnership of Michael Davies, Huw Evans and Geoff Landers was dissolved. Michael Davies and Huw Evans continued as the Partners of Richard George & Jenkins (Newtown) whilst Geoff Landers became a sole Practitioner at Richard George & Jenkins, Welshpool. Mr Geoff Landers rejoined the Practice in January 2002 as an Assistant Solicitor.

Mrs Sian Davies left the Practice on the 28th October 2005 and was immediately replaced by Mr John Hollis, on the 1st November 2005, who joined the Practice as a Consultant undertaking non-contentious Probate and Conveyancing matters.

On the 30th November 2010 Mr John Hollis retired from the Firm and was replaced on the 1st December 2010 by Miss Carol Bryan.

On the 3rd December 2012 Jonathan Crosskey joined the practice as an Assistant Solicitor undertaking probate, conveyancing and general litigation, particularly family matters. Jonathan is a trained family mediator, but not presently practising as such and consideration will need to be made as to him becoming re-accredited.

On the 2nd November 2012 Mr Matthew Davies, who had been working at the practice on an ad hoc basis qualified as a Police Station Representative, and has remained at the practice presently dealing with the majority of Police Station attendances, preparing Crown Court cases and attending with Counsel at the Crown Court.

In January 2015 Miss Carol Bryan gave notice of her intention to leave the practice and take up a post with another firm.

The Firm operates from Old Bank Chambers, High Street, Newtown, Powys and presently consists of two Partners, one Assistant Solicitor, a Practice Manager with responsibility for the accounts, a Police Stations Representative and five support staff