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Bethan Thomas, Senior Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Family law, Private wealth


Bethan is a senior associate in the Reading family team. She graduated from the University of Wales in Cardiff with a LLP Degree in Law before completing the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford. Bethan qualified in 2005 and joined Penningtons Manches Cooper in July 2007 having trained with Blandy & Blandy solicitors in Reading.

She undertakes all aspects of private family law including divorce and separation, cohabitation disputes and all issues regarding private law and children matters. She also advises on the financial issues arising from the breakdown of relationships, including complex financial disputes which have included trusts and international elements.

Bethan is a member of Resolution and vice chair of the Thames Valley Family Lawyers Society.

Recent work highlights

  • Representing the applicant in an application to the High Court to prevent the children of the family being taken without consent out of the jurisdiction to Pakistan.
  • Assisting in representing the respondent in a multi-million pound divorce case in the High Court.
  • Representing the respondent in a parental alienation and intractable contact dispute.

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