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A day in the life of ... Melanie Hamer

Date:18 MAY 2018
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Melanie Hamer is the director of Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice winner of the Family Law Firm of the Year – Wales Award at the Family Law Awards 2017.

What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?

Senior Director and founding partner at Wendy Hopkins Family Law Practice. On a day-to-day basis I carry out management and marketing responsibilities as well as my day job as a senior family lawyer.

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I have been here for 22 years from when we opened the Firm on 1 May 1996.

Any memorable stories from your career so far?

There are so many. I recall a client’s teenage daughter was abducted to the Yemen and the Sunday Express newspaper were hot on the story and phoning every day! They even promised me a free flight to the Yemen in return for me telling the story – which of course I didn’t! I also recall another case where a husband failed to disclose a hidden bank account which we found and he was sent by the judge to...

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