Amy is an Associate Solicitor working in our Private Client department. She began her training with us as a trainee solicitor in November 2016. After gaining experience in other areas of law including Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Property Law she has chosen to specialise in Private Client work. She qualified into the department on 1 November 2018 and was promoted to Associate in 2023.
Amy assist clients in a range of Later Life matters and has gained significant experience in Will drafting, including Right of Occupation Trust Wills, and also prepares and advises in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate (both grant only and full administration). Her current workload is split between Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney (60%) and Probate – (40%).
In 2019, the Watkins and Gunn Private Client Team won the Inaugural Wales Legal Award Team of the year.
Amy completed the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 2 Award in Team Skills through Chwarae Teg in January 2020, which has enabled her to take on more responsibility within the Private Client Department.
In February 2022 Amy carried out training with Alzheimer’s Society and became a Dementia Friend. Amy became a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly in July 2022.
Amy is based in our Pontypool office, but travels to see clients in all of our offices. The Supervising Director for the Team is Sophie Hughes.
- July 2022: Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
- February 2022: Dementia Friend
- January 2020: Chwarae Teg ILM level 2 Award in Team Skills
- November 2018: Qualified solicitor
- 2014: LPC, Cardiff University
- 2013: LLB (2:1), Cardiff University
Outside of Work:
Amy is a member of the Risca Ladies Netball Club – playing netball as well as having an active role as a committee member. She is also a keen jogger and horse-rider.
“I dealt with Amy in the drafting and execution of my Will recently. Under difficult circumstances (with the UK in lockdown due to Covid19), Amy provided an excellent and efficient service and kept in touch throughout the process. Watkins & Gunn solicitors have dealt with family legal matters for a number of years in my family and we are very happy and confident in recommending their legal services.”
“I have had the pleasure of being supported in writing my will by Amy during the difficult period of lock down. Throughout the process Amy has been courteous, professional and friendly giving me sound and timely support throughout the process. I would readily recommend anyone looking for similar support to contact Amy/Watkins & Gunn without hesitation. Thank you Amy.”
“I found Watkins & Gunn very professional in the service they provided for my family. Amy Thomas was the solicitor who handled my affairs and I can’t speak highly enough of the courteous and informative way she helped me. Amy went out of her way to assist myself and my husband and showed she had the knowledge to advise us in every aspect of our probate questions. I would recommend Watkins & Gunn for legal advice.”