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Tuesday, November 10, 2015



A Gwent law firm helped homeless people in Newport by running a “Pop-up” soup kitchen in the City Centre.


Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, which has offices in Newport, Pontypool and Cardiff, also encouraged local businesses to donate money to charity to support it.


The soup kitchen at St Paul’s Church was well attended by the vulnerably housed and homeless people of Newport.


 Watkins & Gunn Solicitors enlisted the services of top local chef Charles Rouse of Rouse Rengert Cuisine, who comes from a Michelin star background to make the soup.


All donations will now be donated to homeless charity, The Wallich.


The Wallich provides accommodation and support services for homeless people. The charity specialises in providing services for people with multiple, complex needs; people who, because of their high support needs, are often excluded from other services and have difficulty in accessing accommodation.


Clive Thomas, managing partner of Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, said: “The Wallich is a great charity which does very important work in helping   people escape their vulnerable living conditions. We’ve really enjoyed being a part of their ‘Clash of the Corporates’ challenge as everyone has a duty to help those who are less fortunate.


“It really touched our hearts to see so many people at the soup kitchen who are clearly living in unfortunate circumstances but we were glad we were able to provide them with a delicious meal.


“Natalie Corten, one of our trainee solicitors, had the idea and she was really active in organising the event so a lot of credit has to go to her. I would also like to thank Charles Rouse of Rouse Rengert Cuisine, John James and Claire James of the Bakers Union, Allied Bakeries and also Darren Roberts of Rainbow Print for their support.”


Earlier this year, Watkins & Gunn Solicitors agreed to take part in the Wallich’s challenge; ‘Clash of the Corporates’, where 17 businesses were given a £50 seed investment and over t a 50 day period the award-winning law firm has boosted  this to £800.


Watkins & Gunn Solicitors is an award-winning law firm and was the only firm in Wales to be selected in the category of "Law Firm of the Year" at the prestigious Halsbury Legal Awards 2014. Most recently, the family law team was one of four firms shortlisted for the Family Law Firm of the Year at the Family Law Awards 2015.


The firm offers a wide range of legal services including Accident Claims, Medical Negligence, Wills and Probate, Employment Law, Educations Law, Public Law, Business Law, Divorce and Family Law, Childcare Law, Criminal Law, Road Traffic Law and Property.




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