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Bio

Sophie specialises in care work. Based at the firm’s Morriston office, she joined Peter Lynn and Partners in 2003 as a paralegal before rising to trainee solicitor level then qualifying in 2005. She is a committee member of the Swansea Law Society and is a former president of the society’s Swansea Junior Lawyers Division. She lives in Sketty, Swansea.

Apr 16 2017

What is a Child Arrangement Order?

Sophie Pincott

Peter Lynn and Partners specialise in child law, understanding the sensitivity and expertise required when dealing with the interests of children. Our experience of acting for parents and children in difficult child arrangement disputes allows us an intimate understanding of how to work towards the best interests of the child.

When a family is separating, whether the parents are married or not,  planning the future of any children involved is difficult. With whom and where will they reside? What contact will take place? Where will they be educated? Will they keep the same name?

If issues regarding the time each parent spends with the child or children cannot be agreed then an application can be made to the Court for a Child Arrangements Order.

Child Arrangements Orders replaced Residence and Contact Orders on 22nd April 2014. The new order sets out who a child should live, spend time or otherwise have contact…

Oct 23 2013

Highest divorce rates at seaside towns!

The Office of National Statistics has reported that English seaside towns have a higher proportion of divorcees than elsewhere in England.

Blackpool tops the list at 13.1% of the population being divorced.

If you are affected by relationship break up and need expert advice call Sophie Pincott on 01792 310731

 

Oct 9 2013

Welsh teenager to be divorce ambassador

The announcement of Hero Melia as ambassador of charity Kids in the Middle reminds us all of the delicate position of kids in matrimonial disputes. The charity provides support to young people affected by parental divorce.

For expert considerate advice on children and related issues contact Sophie Pincott on 01792 310731

Apr 29 2013

Supporting the development of deaf rugby in Wales

Jon Cudd with Sophie Pincott

We are pleased to announce that we are sponsoring employee Jon Cudd, who represents the Wales Deaf rugby team.

Jon, who has impaired hearing in his left ear, trained as a lawyer and is based at the firm’s Morrison office. He has represented Wales Deaf since 2006 and also plays for Morriston RFC.

In June 2013, he will join the team as it visits Tallinn for the second successive year to play an international match against emerging rugby nation Estonia. His employer’s sponsorship will assist with the travel and accommodation costs of the tour.

Legal Partner Sophie Pincott, said: “It is a…

Jul 21 2011

Melanie Will Be An Inspiration To Local Businesses

Melanie is delighted to have been invited to speak about TREAT Trust at the Introbiz Networking Event on 3rd August 2011 at Cafe TwoCann in Swansea.

Mel’s story is moving & inspirational and during this 15 minute keynote Mel relives her story and her on-going determination to deliver a 15 miliion pound Treatment and Rehabilitation facility at Swansea’s Morriston Hospital. Mel talks aboout her own life threatening experiences and what motivated her to re-build her life not once but twice, whilst remaining focused on her commitment to provide a world class facility for those in need. Melanie is a remarkable…

Jul 13 2011

Swansea Tyre Blaze

Remember this headline?

“Fire crews warn Swansea tyre blaze could burn for weeks”

The former Mettoys factory fire in Fforestfach, Swansea was the feature of a BBC News bulletin in June 2011, which described in detail conditions at the burning tyre storage facility in Swansea.

On the 8th of July the fire was finally extinguished, but the impact on local residents, taxpayers and indeed businesses was devastating.

Recent council forecasts predict a bill for tackling the fire in excess of 2 million pounds, which the Swansea Taxpayer will have to fund!

These are shocking headlines and depressing reading at a time when the economy…