Our History

Led by its team of Partners, GHP Legal Solicitors of Wrexham, Oswestry and Llangollen is a multi-disciplinary practice employing around one hundred people and serving a client base stretching across more than 10 counties in England and Wales. 

  1. Gwilym Hughes 1

    Gwilym Hughes & Partners

    1970 The Success Story Began

  2. Gwilym


    Gwilym Hughes

  3. Gethin


    Gethin Davies

  4. Clive


    Clive Jones

    The success story of GHP Legal began in April 1970 when Gwilym Hughes, Gethin Davies and Clive Jones, all of whom were Partners in the Wrexham & Shotton Practice of Cyril Jones & Co, joined forces to establish Gwilym Hughes & Partners.

  5. Peter


    Peter Butler became a Partner

    Peter Butler, served his Articles with Gwilym Hughes & Partners and became a Partner in the firm in 1980.

  6. Stephen


    Stephen Edwards became a Partner

    Peter Butler's partnership was followed in 1984 by that of Stephen Edwards, who also served his Articles with the firm

  7. Charles


    Acquisition of Charles Richards & Sons

    In 1991 the partnership expanded further with the acquisition of the long established Llangollen firm, Charles Richards and Sons.

  8. Pamela


    Pamela Whitley joins Gwilym Hughes & Partners as a Partner.

    A merger in 1996 with Edmund Pickles and Upton of Wrexham saw Pamela Whitley join Gwilym Hughes & Partners as a Partner.

  9. Atrium

    Following the merger, the Partnership owned all the buildings in a large triangular area at the junction of Grosvenor Road and Rhosddu Road. The Wrexham site was then redeveloped with the buildings being connected to form one large office complex.

  10. John L


    John Lancaster became a Partner of the Firm

    John Lancaster became a Partner of the Firm in 1999, following the retirement of Gwilym Hughes.

  11. B&L


    Merger with Brown & Lloyd

    In 2000 the Firm merged with Brown & Lloyd of Oswestry, formerly A W Brown & Co which was established in 1980. The Partners, Richard Lloyd and John Hulme, continued to work from The Albany, 37/39 Willow Street, Oswestry, the current GHP Legal premises.

  12. Richard


    Emyr Richard Lloyd

  13. John H


    John Hulme

  14. 2001

    Robert Williams and Alun Williams became Partners.

    Gethin Davies retired as a partner.

  15. Robert


    Robert Williams

  16. Alun


    Alun Williams

  17. Malthouse


    Llangollen Office Relocation

    Gwilym Hughes & Partners relocated to new offices in The Malthouse Business Centre, Llangollen.

  18. GHP


    In 2009 the Management Team of Gwilym Hughes & Partners evaluated the very substantial and far reaching successes of the Firm and, rather than merely consolidate this, commenced strategic planning for the next stage of development. As a part of this they decided to formalise the abbreviation of the Firm's name to which members of the Profession, Clients, the Media and others, had been referring for some years, and rebrand as "GHP Legal" - a fresh and modern approach that aptly reflects the Firm's position as one of the premier law firms in the region.

  19. 2012

    2012 saw the appointment of Euros Jones, John Marshall and Nathan Wright as Equity Partners.

    Peter Butler and Pamela Whitley retired as equity partners.

  20. Euros


    Euros Jones

  21. John M


    John Marshall

  22. Nathan


    Nathan Wright

  23. Llan

    2013 - 2014

    2013 saw the return of GHP Legal to it's original Old Bank Buildings in Llangollen

    Mr Alun Williams retired as a Partner.   

  24. 2015

    Saw the appointment of Victoria Wilson, Alison Peters and Natalie Roberts as Equity Partners

    following the retirements of John Lancaster, John Marshall and E Kerfoot.

  25. Victoria Wilson


    Victoria Wilson

  26. Alison Peters


    Alison Peters

  27. Natalie Roberts


    Natalie Roberts

  28. Stevens Lucas


    Fifteen years after the merger with Brown & Lloyd of Oswestry, GHP Legal acquired the Chirk and Oswestry practices of Stevens Lucas

    The staff from there moved over to our Willow Street offices. Former Senior Partner, Patrick Stevens, became a Consultant with the Firm and Linda Hill, another former partner joined us as a Senior Solicitor.

  29. 2017

    Saw the appointment of Emma Simoes as an Equity Partner.

  30. Emma Simoes


    Emma Simoes

  31. 2018

    Saw the appointment of Michael Keeling and Hywel Jones as Equity Partners.

  32. Michael Keeling


    Michael Keeling

  33. Hywel Jones, Partner at GHP Legal in Oswestry

    Hywel Jones


  34. Milton Francis And Hughes


    Acquisition of Milton Francis and Hughes

    Three years after the acquisition of Stevens Lucas, GHP Legal acquired the Oswestry practice of Milton Francis and Hughes.  Former Senior Partner Richard Hughes became a Consultant with GHP Legal.  Jeremy Case and Kellie Lewis joined GHP Legal.