Emily and Erin, Trainee Solicitors Passmores

New Trainee Solicitors

It is a pleasure to introduce our new Trainee Solicitors, Elin and Emily who each started their #TrainingContract with us in August 2023.

Elin is a fluent Welsh speaker who completed her undergraduate degree in 2022 and LPC in 2023 at Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd. Elin works in both the #PrivateClient and #Conveyancing departments alongside Carli Evans, Selina White and Claire Grace. Elin is also involved in the monthly free advice clinic for Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale in the town centre and fundraising for this worthy cause.

In her free time Elin enjoys walking, running, going to the gym, reading, spending time with friends and family and travelling.

Emily works as part of the #FamilyLaw team alongside Sally Matthews and Cath Roblin (and previously, Charmaine Earley). Emily also helps with our monthly free advice clinic for Rise Cymru and Women’s Aid. Emily completed her undergraduate degree at De Montfort University (DMU) in 2021 and her LPC at Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd in 2023.

Outside of work, Emily is a keen horse rider and has competed in #BUCS dressage and show- jumping competitions for DMU throughout 2018- 2021. Emily is a huge animal lover and enjoys going out on long walks with her dogs in her free time.

Welcome to Passmores, Elin and Emily! We are looking forward to you both establishing your careers with us.

Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale

We are a proud partner of Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale

We are pleased to share that we are now the exclusive partner of Age Connects Cardiff & The Vale for providing legal advice to users on all Private Client related matters!

We have supported Age Connect for over 18 years and facilitate a monthly legal clinic at their health shop on Holton Road to provide advice to their supporters when needed.

Below is our feature in the Autumn 2023 edition of Age Connects ‘Life Times’ magazine. We have lots of spare copies in the office if anybody would like to have a read!

We also support Philip Batchelor and the team at Home Instead UK (Cardiff branch). We’re really looking forward to strengthening our partnership with them moving forward.

Carli Evans Elin J. Claire Grace Sally Matthews Emily Gammon Charmaine Earley

Customer Testimonial

It is always lovely to receive and share a testimonial from a valued client.

“Thank you to Claire and Bev at Passmores for all your assistance and guidance in completing the house sale.  You were with us every step of the way providing professional advice in a friendly manner that was easy to understand.  I am very grateful for all your assistance and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone else buying or selling a property.  A truly 5* service.”


Job Vacancy: Family Childcare Solicitor

Job Vacancy: Family / Childcare Solicitor

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Legal Aid Child / Family Solicitor to join our practice in our Vale of Glamorgan offices.

We have an excellent reputation for providing effective, practical legal services to our clients for care and family matters,

As a Family Solicitor, you will assist on both Private and Legal aid matters across a broad range of family matters managing the cases effectively through the case management system and building and maintaining positive client relationships.

For further details please contact Sally Matthews.

Customer Testimonial

Customer Testimonial

Miss Mathews,

I would just like to thank you for your assistance over the last couple of years it has been an absolute pleasure in dealing with you, your professionalism is an asset to any organization.

Once again Miss Mathews thank you very much and I wish all the very best going forward. – Mr Robert Jones.

Passmores-Solicitors-Barry-England and Wales Lexcel accreditation

Law Society’s England and Wales Lexcel Accreditation

Carli Evans, Director at Passmores Solicitors, is pleased to announce that the firm has once again obtained the Law Society’s England and Wales Lexcel accreditation.

This is an achievement in Excellence in Legal Practice Management and Client Care.


Our Christmas Opening Hours 2022

Season’s Greetings from Passmores

Our office will be closed from Friday 23rd of December from 1pm and will reopen as usual on Tuesday the 3rd of January at 9am.

We will be open on Thursday the 29th and Friday the 30th of December.

Thank you for your loyalty and continued support throughout the year, and don’t forget to book an appointment with one of our experienced solicitors in 2023.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year – see you all in 2023!

Cancer Research Gifts In Wills

THE POWER OF A PLEDGE – How Gifts in Wills Help Cancer Research

Support research into cancer and fund over one-third of researchers’ life-saving research by participating in the Free Will Scheme. Your donation will enable long-term research projects allowing scientists to achieve breakthroughs every day and leading to new treatments to continue saving lives for generations to come.

Since joining the Free Will Scheme in 2013, Passmores have written 789 wills with a total pledge amount of £1,217,445.

To put that value into perspective, £1.2m could fund the STAMPEDE trial in Cardiff, which is finding new treatments for people with advanced prostate cancer for over 7 years. With the help of funding like this, the STAMPEDE trial has already made a breakthrough in finding that adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the beginning of treatment can greatly improve survival.

How to contribute:

Simply choose to leave a gift in your will to Cancer Research UK. There are many ways in which gifts can be left to Cancer Research UK, all you need to do is ask a legal professional who will advise you on how best to leave gifts.

Gifts can include:


A residuary gift is a share of your estate rather than a fixed amount. These gifts retain their value and will not be affected by inflation. They can also grow over a lifetime, i.e., if you leave a 5% gift aged 25, this gift will grow alongside your net worth.


A pecuniary gift (also known as a “cash gift”) is a specific sum of money given in a Will.


An index-linked pecuniary gift is a specific sum of money given in a Will which is linked to the index of retail prices. Its sum will vary in line with any possible inflation increases however the gift is also protected against inflation eroding/decreasing its value.


These gifts include more specific items such as jewellery, stocks and shares, or a property. Recent examples include a Cartier ring worth c. £100k and a classic car worth £150k. Cancer Research UK will use their knowledge, expertise and contacts to maximise the value of specific gifts.

“We are absolutely honoured to be working with such a life-changing and positive charity to help support people who are suffering from cancer. We are thrilled that we have raised over £1m through this scheme and thank you for your continuous support.”

Carli Evans, Director at Passmores Solicitors.

Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading Cancer research charity and in the past 40 years, has helped to double the cancer survival rate. This could not have been possible without the funding of Cancer Research UK’s supporters who have funded over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK.

1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime.[1] Cancer Research UK aims to accelerate progress and see 3 in 4 people surviving their cancer by 2034 but this will not be possible without the help of their supporters.

For more information about Cancer Research UK, the operation of the Free Wills Service and how gifts can make a difference please call 0300 123 7733 (Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm) or email supporterservices@cancer.org.uk

[1] Ahmad AS et al, British Journal of Cancer, 2015.

Article by Elin Jones, Paralegal

Newly Qualified Family solicitor

Newly Qualified Family solicitor required at well-established High Street law firm in Barry town centre, to run a caseload of private and public law cases.

Experience of family law is desirable.

  • Competitive salary
  • Job Type: Full-time


  • 8 hour shift
  • Ability to commute/relocate:
  • BARRY: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
  • Work Location: One location
  • Expected start date: 10/12/2022

Please Contact Charmaine Earley for more information

Trainee Solicitor - Passmores Solicitors Barry

Trainee Solicitor

A well-established high street firm is looking to recruit a Trainee Solicitor.

The role is suitable for an ambitious and hard-working individual who will assist in our Family and Private Law departments at our Barry office.

Candidates will have completed the LPC and have a clean driving licence.

Salary negotiable

Job Type: Full-time


  • 8-hour shift

Work Location: One location

Application deadline: 14/10/2022

To apply please email Charmaine Earley here.