Gwyn James Solicitors

New recruits for Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Law Firm

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean law firm, Gwyn James Solicitors, has expanded its operation with the recruitment of three more lawyers – Abhinav Mohindru, Victoria Hubbell and Benjamin Lewis.

Abhinav Mohindru has joined the Dispute Resolution Team specialising in commercial and employment law having gained several years’ experience with various firms across South Wales and Herefordshire. Victoria Hubbell has relocated from Newport to join the Family Law Team, and Benjamin Lewis, already experienced in a Cardiff firm, joins as a trainee solicitor in its fast-growing Property Team. Jonathan Wilkey, partner at Gwyn James Solicitors said:

“The past 18 months has seen the implementation of innovative technology, the relocation of two of our offices to more modern premises to allow for ongoing expansion, and recruitment. At Gwyn James, we remain committed to attracting and training the finest candidates and the appointment of Abhinav, Victoria and Benjamin will further strengthen the firm and contribute to its development for the future.”

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