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Nov 15 2016

Peter Lynn and Partners Advise on Rise of Smoke Haus Chain

Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn & Partners have advised The Smoke Haus on the opening of their newest restaurant in Brindle Place in the centre of Birmingham.

The restaurant chain is a story of success for Managing Director Mark Power who opened the first Smoke Haus on Wind Street, Swansea in 2012. Working with a close-knit team, he experienced a huge demand for his unique, American inspired food and soon opened their second location, in Cardiff – double the size of the Swansea site.

Mark commented “The success of the business is down to a passion and vision based on a love of food and a wealth of accrued knowledge in the service industry. As a business, we have the right model and ethos. I am the MD in every restaurant we open and I start work in the kitchen and train all staff up from there. This produces the…

Nov 14 2016

Commercial Property Team Completes On £4.5m Property Development

Darren Lewis, commercial property development specialist at Peter Lynn and Partners has completed a seven-figure property deal in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on behalf of a major UK property consortium.

The deal, which includes planning permission for 12 residential apartments was secured only 2 weeks after receiving heads of terms despite contract race conditions.

Mr Lewis commented “there were multiple companies vying for this property due to its excellent location and potential however the sellers selected our client and work will begin in the New Year”.

Nov 1 2016


After many years as a sponsor of Wales’ only Premiership Club, Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to announce the renewal of their sponsorship agreement for the 2016/17 season.

The five-figure deal see’s the regional law-firm retain it’s headline sponsorship of the business lounge, recently rebranded as the 1912 Lounge, as well as a number of on-and off pitch locations.

Stuart Atherton, Partner and Head of HR And Employment Law at the firm commented “Sport sponsorship is at the heart of our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and the renewal of our agreement with the Swans demonstrates the breadth of our involvement…

Oct 30 2016


The divorce and family law team at Peter Lynn and Partners are arguably the largest in the region.

With 14 lawyers and 8 support staff working across the city, we bring a successful combination of experience and resources when working with clients.

Sara Plant, Head of Divorce and Family Law commented “We offer a range of family based work from high-level financial arrangements to complex custody, residence and care cases and have secured in the region of £1b for our clients”

In addition to recently welcoming on board experienced solicitor Philippa Buckland who herself headed up a large family law team in…

Oct 27 2016


Divorce and Family Law specialist Philippa Buckland has joined leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners.

Having practised for many years as a specialist family lawyer in Cambridge, Cornwall and more lately Exeter, Philippa has returned to Swansea where she was born and grew up and will be based from the firm’s Mumbles Office.

Mother of four Philippa who headed up a large family law team in the South West commented “I know how painful divorce can be for my clients. They are faced with the reality of their marriage breaking down which can be bad enough, but then they…

Oct 26 2016

£4.5m Development and Regeneration Project Gets Unanimous Acceptance

Aberafan House, one of the most recognisable properties from the Port Talbot stretch of the M4, has had planning permission unanimously granted at a recent council meeting and has the support and approval from the Design Commission for Wales.

The project will now begin in earnest with HACER Developments redeveloping the upper floors in to 41 apartments for Gwalia Housing thanks to a deal structured by Darren A. Lewis of Peter Lynn and Partners.

Darren, a leading regeneration and development specialist and Partner at the law firm commented “For many years, Aberafan House was home to council offices however after almost…

Oct 19 2016

HR Tips

HR Tips

Know Your People:

Good managers know what is going on in the lives of their employees. If the employee is having a tough time personally, it may impact on their work performance and you should acknowledge the difficulty while holding them accountable.  Building solid work relationships, the kind that make people want to go the extra mile for you, requires investment in individuals.

Work-Life Balance:

You need to acknowledge that a person who does not reply to emails outside of working hours or someone who finishes at 5pm each day but gets his or her job done is not demonstrating a…