Alexia Thomas

Alexia Thomas is our exclusively recommended Contentious Trust and Probate Specialist in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alexia directly using the contact details listed above.

I joined Redkite in 2018 having previously worked in a top tier disputes team in Cardiff for 9 years.

I am an experienced litigator with a particular specialism in will, trust and estate disputes. I have dealt with all sorts of disputes in my career but some of my most recent estate disputes include:

  • Acting for a defendant in a claim brought under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 which resulted in a very favourable settlement for my client. I have also acted for a claimant in a similar claim involving a multi-million pound estate.
  • Acting for claimants in a number of proprietary estoppel claims against substantial estates relating to farmland.
  • Acting for multiple defendants in a claim brought by a disgruntled family member who sought to challenge the validity of a will on the ground that the deceased lacked capacity. I was able to settle the claim early on in the proceedings on very favourable terms for my clients.
  • Successfully removing a professional executor of an estate (a well known national law firm) by issuing a claim in the High Court, London. I acted for the main beneficiaries of the estate who were unhappy with the lack of progress of the estate administration.

My commercial background makes me a pretty ruthless opponent, but I also have a very compassionate side. Most of my clients first come to me at a time when they feel vulnerable and upset with something happening in their personal life. Helping my clients resolve their family disputes is the most satisfying part of my job and it is why I love what I do.

Whilst I live in West Wales, I act for clients both locally and nationally.

Firm Overview:

Since 1898, Redkite Solicitors have been helping individuals, families and businesses across Wales and England resolve their legal issues with dedicated support and tailored solutions.

Redkite Solicitors was formed following the merger in 2011 of two large firms of Solicitors, Lowless & Lowless who were based in Pembrokeshire in Wales, and Morris Roberts Solicitors of Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Over the years we have been joined by many other firms of Solicitors including Paul Settatree & Co, Walter Williams Solicitors, Rogers-Haggar, Trant & Richards and Steel & Hitchcock.

Our quest to grow and find the most dedicated legal experts in the UK brought us to a merger in 2017 with three longstanding law firms, Charles Crookes of Cardiff, George Tudor & De Winton of Brecon and The Phoenix Legal Group of Stroud, Stonehouse and Dursley in Gloucestershire.

The Phoenix Legal Group itself comprises of four law firms from the Gloucester area; Goldinghams LLP, Lapage Norris Sons and Saleby Ltd, Read & Co Solicitors and Scott Keen LLP who also decided to merge in 2011.

In 2018 we were joined by the staff and clients of Harris Arnold Solicitors of Swansea who have been providing legal services to the people of Swansea and surrounding areas since 1905 and, in 2019, we welcome Ledbury based firm Orme & Slade Solicitors into the Redkite fold.

While Redkite Solicitors continues to evolve and improve, some things will always remain the same: our passion for helping people and our dedication to the communities in which our offices are located.

Steve Berry

Steve Berry is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Steve directly using the contact details above.

Steve works with clients throughout the UK and overseas on high value projects and transactions. He has wide experience of advising on complex finance structures and partnerships between the private and public sectors. Steve has particular expertise in renewable energy including major shale gas projects. Steve is recognised as a leading corporate and commercial specialist by Chambers UK, Chambers Europe and The Legal 500 directories.

Firm Overview:

We are a commercial law firm focused on supporting businesses with their business plans. We act for UK businesses and global companies with UK interests from our offices in London and Cardiff.

Our optimum size means you get a high calibre service from partner led teams with strength and depth across corporate and commercial, real estate, construction, employment, dispute resolution and public law.

Our success in building long term relationships with our clients and strong staff retention means you receive:

  • continuity of advisory services from teams who are at hand to handle your needs at all stages of your business
  • a commercially driven service led by partners who generate innovative solutions, commitment to drive value and an exceptional City level service

The experience and breadth of expertise across Acuity and our overseas network mean that we can handle sizeable, complex transactions across the UK and internationally.

Robert Cherry

Robert Cherry is our exclusively recommended Mergers & Acquisitions Law expert in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Robert directly using the contact details listed above.

Robert leads Blake Morgan’s Corporate team. He has a broad range of corporate transactional experience. He regularly deals with acquisitions, disposals, management buy-outs and buy-ins, private equity and venture capital transactions.

We are trusted by many of the leading players within the areas in which we specialise. This includes international and national corporate organisations, 20 local authorities, central government departments as well as devolved regional government, four major high street and corporate banks, leading supermarkets, and four of the top 10 house builders. We also advise over 100 schools, academies and universities on a wide range of legal issues.

Firm Overview:

At Blake Morgan we have always excelled in finding the best possible solutions for our clients.

With exceptional talent and leading lawyers working across southern England and Wales, Blake Morgan has a highly skilled workforce with 130 partners and 1000 staff, giving our clients access to a great depth of skills and experience.

We act for large corporates, entrepreneurs and owner-managed-businesses, public sector and charity organisations.

Gerallt Jones

Gerallt Jones is our exclusively recommended Insolvency & Restructuring Law expert in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gerallt directly using the contact details listed above.

Gerallt is a Partner and head of the Corporate/Commercial team at Hugh James. Since joining Hugh James in 2005, Gerallt has led the transformation of the corporate department into a leading market player, advising clients including the Welsh Government/Finance Wales, RBS and the Welsh Rugby Union.

He now leads a thriving practice that has attracted high calibre local, national and international clients and has recruited quality lawyers from the City and rival local firms. Gerallt is a native Welsh speaker and is admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong as well as England and Wales. Gerallt is also a trustee of the Cardiff Museum Development Trust.

Firm Overview:

At Hugh James we’re proud to say that we do things differently. We may be a top 100 UK law firm, but we’ve kept a personal, down-to-earth approach that’s based on finding the right solutions for our clients.

We provide expert legal advice to businesses and individuals, offering specialist guidance for property and construction, public and third sector organisations, and banks and financial institutions. Our personal injury team has earned a reputation for winning major cases and our IFA team offers help and advice to meet our clients’ financial goals.

Our clients trust in the friendly approach we’ve established, listening to what they want, understanding their requirements and providing clear, practical advice in a concise way. If there’s any way that we can add value to the services and advice we offer, then we always will.

That’s how we’ve built strong and lasting relationships with our clients, working collaboratively to provide comprehensive, innovative advice. We have also developed a unique approach to pricing that puts transparency and choice first, and gives our clients peace of mind.

Duncan Macintosh

Duncan Macintosh is our exclusively recommended Transaction Law expert in Wales on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Duncan directly using the contact details above.

Duncan is qualified as a solicitor both in England and Wales, and in Scotland. Duncan is recognised as a leader in his field and ranked for corporate finance in Wales, by Chambers & Partners. Prior to joining Capital Law, Duncan worked for the venture capital group and investment bank, 3i Group Plc.

Duncan Macintosh is also Honorary Secretary of Glamorgan County Cricket Club.

Firm Overview:

Based in Cardiff and London, our team is diverse and highly experienced. Many have joined us from some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, whilst others have grown up with us. What we all share is a commitment to ensuring our clients receive the highest quality service. For more than twenty years, our clients’ commercial goals have been our focus; that’s how we’ve built so many long-term business relationships.

Whether you are in the middle of a complicated merger, trying to resolve a commercial dispute or looking to protect your intellectual property, we aim to deliver more and add value wherever possible. Clients say we’re approachable, provide clarity, give excellent advice and talk plainly.

Working seamlessly alongside our fully integrated management consultancy business, Capital People Consultants, we can provide a complete, dedicated and informed service to ensure your business operates to the highest standards.

Our business is committed to excellence. We succeed when our clients trust us to make a real difference. We make a difference by living our values.