Our People

Sam Hawking

Sam Hawking has a real passion for property. He first became a landlord in 1999 after working in the construction industry for 3 years. Sam studied economics at Swansea university and wrote his masters dissertation on the house price ripple effect. Sam has a large portfolio of both residential and commercial property using a variety of investment strategies, owns a letting agency, and is developing new build property as well as conversions.

Sam qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2003 in before proceeding to work for a firm of London Solicitors, specialising in residential and commercial property. He established the business in 2006 with the ethos of providing the best service possible and this remains his commitment today. Sam focuses on using his legal knowledge and practical experience to find solutions for property investors and developers and anyone with a property related legal issue.

Sam is married to Sonia with two young daughters, Efanna and Bronessa, who he loves dearly. He keeps fit, usually cycling or running to and from the office and is always up for a physical challenge such as fell running, triathlons and sea rowing. Sam recently won the Likey 6633 Ultra, a 353 mile continuous running race in the Arctic, often touted as the toughest race in the world, and for which he raised £15,000 for Wales Air Ambulance.

Charlene Jenkins

Charlene joined the firm in April 2010 as a property law specialist. She became a Director in March 2011 and now takes on the role of Director of Operations. As an expert in Property Law, Charlene continues to act for private property developers, investors, residential and commercial clients. Charlene has a vast range of clients from all over the world.
Charlene was born in Reading but moved to West Wales at a young age. Charlene undertook her degree in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd and qualified as a Solicitor in June 2007.

Charlene lives in Crosshands with her husband and three children. Charlene is a welsh speaker. She enjoys singing, socialising with friends and spending time with her family.

James Borland

James graduated with a Law Degree LL.B (Hons) 2:1 in 2005 and then completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wales, Swansea in 2007.

James trained and qualified at a high street practice in Mid-Wales before joining Sam Hawking & Co in 2010. James became a Director of Sam Hawking & Co in 2013.
James specialises in all aspects of Residential and Commercial Property as well as specialising in all areas of Private Client work, including the drafting of Wills and Trusts, Powers of Attorney, administration of estates and Court of Protection matters.

James lives in Swansea wife his wife, Natasha, and son, Aaron. James enjoys travelling, music, football and is a keen Everton supporter.

Ceri Wilkinson

Ceri’s career has spanned over 30+ years in the legal sector. Having worked for several South Wales law firms, Ceri has been with Sam Hawking and Co from the inception of the Company in 2006, initially as secretary to Sam Hawking before rising to fee earner level shortly after and qualifying as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2013. Ceri became a director of Sam Hawking & Co in 2015.

Ceri was born and bred in Abercregan in the Afan Valley and now lives in Port Talbot with her husband and daughter.

Away from work Ceri is an avid sports fan, especially of rugby, at both club and national levels. She is a season ticket holder of the Ospreys.

Bethan Walters

Bethan graduated with a Law Degree LL.B (Hons) 2:1 in 2004 at the University of Wales, Swansea, before going on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the University of the West of England, Bristol in 2005.

Bethan trained and qualified at a high street practice in Llanelli before joining Sam Hawking & Co in 2015.

Whilst not at the office Bethan enjoys socialising with friends and has a real passion for music.

Lisa Jones

Lisa graduated with a Law Degree LL.B (Hons) 2:1 in 2002 at the University of Wales, Swansea before going on to complete the Legal Practice course at University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd.

Lisa worked at a large Cardiff Law Firm for 2 years before moving to a high street practice in Swansea. Lisa specialises in all aspects of Residential conveyancing together with areas of Private client work including Landlord and Tenant, drafting of Wills & Trusts and also administration of Estates.

Lisa joined Sam Hawking & Co in February 2016 following a career break to raise her family.

Lisa lives in Port Talbot with her husband and three daughters. Outside of work Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, socialising and travelling.

 

Melanie Williams

Melanie graduated with a Law Degree LLB (Hons) in 2001 and then completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wales, Cardiff in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2005.

Melanie specialises in Residential and Commercial property as well as Wills and Probate.
Melanie joined Sam Hawking & Co in 2016.

Melanie lives in Neath with her husband and two young children. Melanie enjoys spending time with her family, playing the piano and listening to music.

Nicky Douglas

Jo Jones

Suzanne Dyas

Sara Jones

Ruth Roberts

Kristy Lee

Nicola Jones

Kate Sullivan

Samantha Matthews

Cerianne Scully