Catrin Jenkins

Catrin Jenkins

Managing Partner
Tel: 029 2034 4995
Catrin graduated from UCW (University College Wales, Cardiff) with a degree in Law in 1980. Catrin qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and was one of the founding partners of Francis and Buck in 1995. Catrin was previously a Partner with Eversheds Cardiff. Catrin is the Managing Partner of the firm and with over 35 years of experience in the business Catrin has handled and supervised tens of thousands of residential conveyancing transactions. Catrin takes pride in being professional, approachable and most importantly proactive. Catrin is also a fluent Welsh speaker.
Laura Bailey

Laura Bailey

Legal Assistant
Tel: 029 2034 4995
Laura completed her legal secretary qualifications in 2002 and has worked in a legal environment since that time joining Francis and Buck in 2012. Laura enjoys all aspect of residential Conveyancing and with her experience undertakes a number of duties within the firm working closely with other members of the team ensuring an efficient support service to all our Clients.
Pippa Farrington

Pippa Farrington

Licensed Conveyancer
Tel: 029 2034 4995
Pippa qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 1992 and first joined the firm in 1994. In 2004 Pippa who was already a well-established Licensed Conveyancer left us to enhance her knowledge within the Legal profession and indeed became a Legal Skills Trainer within one of the leading national Conveyancing Firms. Pippa returned to the firm in 2013 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and internal training.
Jessica Conway

Jessica Conway

Solicitor
Tel: 029 2034 4995
Jessica graduated with a degree in Law from Cardiff University in 2012. She joined Francis and Buck after qualifying as a solicitor in September 2016 and, after a brief stint with another law firm, Jessica returned to the firm in September 2018 and has already dealt with over 200 matters. Jessica deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing but specialises in guiding First Time Buyers through the daunting process of buying their first home. Jessica is also a fluent Welsh speaker.
Chanelle Hagland

Chanelle Hagland

Legal Assistant
Tel: 029 2034 4995
Chanelle joined the firm in April 2015. Chanelle is responsible for supporting the fee earners, opening files, submitting searches, providing quotations and liaising with clients. Chanelle is currently working towards her CLC qualification.
Julie Key

Julie Key

Associate Legal Executive
Tel: 029 2034 4995
With over 25 years’ experience in various departments of the legal profession Julie has been specialising in residential conveyancing for the last 20 years. Julie joined Francis and Buck in 2010 and has since handled over a thousand sales and purchases. Julie is proactive and has great communication skills which she utilises to resolve any issues which arise during the course of a conveyancing transaction as swiftly as possible.
Alex Mansell

Alex Mansell

Accounts Manager
Tel: 029 2034 4995
Alex joined Francis and Buck in 2002. Alex is responsible for the day to day running of our accounts department but his main responsibility is ensuring that our clients’ property transactions are completed efficiently within the timescale permitted.
Nicola Thwaite

Nicola Thwaite

IT & Administration
Tel: 029 2034 4995
After graduating from UWIC in 1999 with a BA Hons in Tourism Management Nicola joined the firm in 2002 to help implement our Case Management system and is in charge of IT. As well as this Nicola is often the first point of contact for clients as she provides quotes, takes instructions and sets up new files.