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New Partner at Jacklyn Dawson Solicitors


A long-established law firm with offices in Monmouth and Newport has appointed a new partner and an assistant solicitor. A solicitor with 20 years experience, Matthew Price will be based in the Monmouth office. He takes over from highly respected partner, Timothy Russen, who has become the new High Sheriff of Gwent. Tim, who was with Jacklyn Dawson for over 40 years will retain his close links with the firm.

Matthew began his career at Hugh James Solicitors in Cardiff, before several years at Gabb & Co. in Abergavenny.  Most recently he was a Managing Associate at international law firm, Ince. He specialises in commercial property, residential conveyancing and the sale and purchase of small businesses and licensed premises. His client base includes SMEs, developers, charities and high net worth individuals. He has significant experience of advising SIPP businesses, companies that are refinancing and private developers in site acquisitions and disposals. He is a member of the Commercial Real Estate Association and Agricultural Law Association. His appointment is effective 20th April.

He said:

“I am thrilled to be joining Jacklyn Dawson Solicitors. At such a difficult period for everyone it is essential that our clients are given concise, correct legal advice to enable businesses and individuals to get back on their feet.”

Matthew will be joined in the Monmouth office by Denize Okutan. Denize is a solicitor who specializes in residential conveyancing and wills and probate. She has several years experience having graduated from Cardiff University in 2012.

Jacklyn Dawson Solicitors have been providing legal services to the communities in Gwent and Monmouthshire for over 70 years.

Julie James, partner, said of the appointments:

“We are delighted to welcome Matthew and Denize to the practice and know that they will continue the success of the firm. Matthew is a leader in his field who has earned the respect of his colleagues, peers and clients. At what is a very difficult time for businesses across the region, I’m confident that they will play a very significant role in supporting our clients through the crisis and beyond.”