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Specialist Criminal Lawyer, Lucas Edwards has become a Partner in the well-known law firm Quality Solicitors J A Hughes which has offices in Barry, Penarth and Cardiff and was originally established in 1888.

Lucas joined the firm in January 2016 as an Assistant Solicitor where he specialised in all areas of Criminal Law. He recently represented a defendant in a high profile local  murder case.

Lucas started his career in 2012, working in two of the largest high street law firms in Wales after graduating with a Law Degree from Swansea University. Whilst there, he gained a passion for Criminal Law and criminal defence. He started his training contract with Lloyd & Rowe Solicitors, qualifying as a solicitor in April 2015 and has rapidly developed an extensive client base and a reputation for his high quality criminal defence work.

Lucas said: “I’m very happy to have been promoted to be Partner in this forward looking, yet long established Firm. I enjoy working within Criminal Law as every day is different and you never know what issues, whether big or small, will arise. One minute I can be in the office preparing a submission which will enable someone to keep their driving licence and the next I get a call to go to the police station to represent someone arrested for a serious assault or even murder, though happily those cases are rare. I look forward to the opportunities ahead and to being able to continue to provide a high quality service to our clients.”

Tim Hackett, Head of the Criminal and Care Departments at QS J A Hughes said: “We’re delighted that Lucas has accepted our offer to become a Partner. He is a very talented and passionate individual and we know he is able to deliver an excellent service to the people of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. His enthusiasm and expertise will be put to good use in his new position.”

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