The Team

Julia Williams

Director | Solicitor

Julia is a Director with the company. She covers: family law, conveyancing, wills, Powers of Attorney, probate, litigation, employment case. An enthusiastic and motivated general practice solicitor, Julia prides herself on being friendly and approachable.

Julia completed her law degree and the Legal Practice Course at university in Manchester. She qualified in 1999. She is an experienced advocate, confident in dealing effectively with stressful and complex matters.

She offers clients continuity because she can provide most legal services herself from the purchase or sale of a property, to will writing, all family matters and disputes. She has a pragmatic approach and deals quickly and effectively with her caseload. Most of her work is for existing clients or via personal recommendation.

Julia is married with 3 daughters and lives in Carmarthen. In her spare time she enjoys swimming and singing in a choir.

Ian Harries

Associate Solicitor

Ian's main areas of practice are: wills, probate and the administration of estates, inheritance tax, conveyancing.

Ian was born and raised in Pembrokeshire and attained his law degree in Cardiff. He went on to study at the College of Law, London and qualified as a solicitor in 1989.

As well as working as a solicitor he is a livestock farmer with a keen interest in the agricultural industry.

Ian is a fluent welsh-speaker.

Nia Davies

Associate Solicitor

Nia's areas of law are: conveyancing, wills, administration of estates, Power of Attorney and court of protection.

Nia attended Cardigan Secondary School before studying Law and the Legal Practice Course at Aberystwyth University. During the Legal Practice Course Nia received the Student of the Year award for attaining the highest overall result in her year.

Nia joined Morgan & Richardson as a Trainee Solicitor in August 2012 before qualifying as a Solicitor in August 2014. During her time as a Trainee Nia also successfully completed a Master’s degree in Legal Practice.

Nia now mainly deals with elderly client matters. Being a fluent Welsh-speaker often has its advantages and home visits can be arranged where necessary.

Nia is a keen triathlete and has competed in numerous events including the London Marathon and Ironman Wales. Nia is always in training for her next event and hopes to complete another Ironman to try to beat her time!

Arwyn Rees

Consultant Solicitor

Arwyn specialises in commercial property transactions such as sales and purchases, leases and renewable energy projects

Arwyn joined Morgan and Richardson in January 2014 following several years of working in legal practices in London and Cardiff.

Originally from Eglwyswrw, he studied Law and Japanese at Cardiff University and trained and qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters in London. Following a couple of years in their commercial property department, he moved to Cardiff where he joined Geldards as a commercial property solicitor. He spent 6 years at the firm during which he also worked for the Welsh Assembly Government seconded to their economy and transport department.

Arwyn is a fluent Welsh-speaker and is happy to undertake work in the medium of Welsh. He is married with two daughters and now lives on the family farm near Eglwyswrw where he and his wife also run a self-catering cottages’ business. He is a governor of the local primary school and in his spare time enjoys running having secured a few half-marathons under his belt

Maggie Hughes

Consultant Solicitor

Maggie was born and raised in Cardigan and graduated from Cardiff University and Guildford College of Law. She trained at Leo Abse and Cohen in Cardiff and having taken a year's sabbatical travelling around Australia and New Zealand, she was admitted as a solicitor in 1982. On her return from Australia she took up an assistant solicitor position in Northampton and Bedford, specialising in family law, personal injury and litigation work.

She then joined the Crown Prosecution Service in 1987, where she remained until 2008, where she became a specialist case lawyer and was involved in a large number of high profile cases. During her time with the CPS she became a Higher Court Criminal Advocate with rights of audience in the Crown Court.

In 2008 she left the CPS to undertake some defence advocacy and she is also employed on a part time basis by Ceredigion County Council for the prosecution of their Animal Welfare cases, trading standards cases, and offences relating to Food Hygiene. Maggie is able to defend cases of that nature and has successfully defended such cases in prosecutions brought by other Local Authorities. Unfortunately as a result of her work with Ceredigion Local Authority she cannot undertake defence work in cases brought by that authority.

She has extensive advocacy experience which she is prepared to use in relation to any litigious challenge.