South West & South Wales team

Cathryn Holmes
Cathryn Holmes

Senior Associate (South West & South Wales)

Cathryn trained at City firm Lovells (now Hogan Lovells) before joining leading regional firm Bond Pearce (now Bond Dickinson). She joined Chadwick Nott as a legal recruitment consultant in 2005 and is well known in the South West & Wales legal market. Cathryn has built very strong links to law firms from Cornwall to Gloucestershire and from South Wales to Swindon.
 
Emma Lester
Emma Lester

Associate (South West & South Wales - on maternity leave)

Emma joined Chadwick Nott in 2020. She is an experienced legal recruiter, having spent a number of years as a paralegal, whilst also carrying out her training with CILEx. She focuses on recruiting solicitors for firms in the South West and South Wales.
 
Megan Tomlinson
Megan Tomlinson

Associate (South West & South Wales)

Megan joined Chadwick Nott in 2021 after having worked at Shoosmiths LLP in Northampton and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP in Bristol. She is now part of the Chadwick Nott South West team based in Bristol that recruits solicitors from NQ up to Partner level.
Hannah Somers
Hannah Somers

Associate (South West & South Wales)

Hannah joined Chadwick Nott in 2022 following almost a decade of working in law firms in Exeter. In her previous role Hannah worked as a Practice Manager responsible for all HR and Recruitment and is therefore able to offer her own experiences and insight from a clients’ perspective. She has excellent market knowledge covering the SW region. Hannah is incredibly passionate about recruitment and recruits lawyers at all levels from NQ to Partner level focusing on not just Devon and Cornwall, but also the wider South West and South Wales market.
Abbie Jackson
Abbie Jackson

Associate (South West & South Wales)

Coming soon
Bianca Gibbs
Bianca Gibbs

Senior Associate (Interim - South West & South East)

Bianca joined Chadwick Nott in 2014, and has already built a successful interim business, helping firms and solicitors across the South of England and South Wales. Prior to using her skills in the recruitment market, Bianca worked as a Paralegal for five years, specialising in Claimant and Defendant Personal Injury and RTA fraud matters. She built her experience with high profile regional firms including Irwin Mitchell and DAC Beachcroft.
Briony Barber
Briony Barber

Associate (Paralegal & CILEx - South West, Midlands & Northern Home Counties)

Briony has amassed 10 years of legal recruitment experience with Chadwick Nott built across South West England, South Wales and the Midlands. Her area of expertise is Paralegal and Chartered Legal Executive recruitment, as well as Secretarial and other Business Support roles within a legal environment. Prior to recruitment, Briony studied Law at Cardiff University and followed this with a role working as a Casework Manager for the Independent Police Complaints Commission in Cardiff.
Emily Lonsdale
Emily Lonsdale

Associate (Paralegal & CILEx - South East, Midlands & Northern Home Counties)

Emily joined Chadwick Nott’s Bristol office after completing her LL.B Law degree at the University of Bristol. She is an associate within the permanent team and recruits Paralegals, Legal Executives, Legal Advisors and other business support roles within the legal sector. She covers the South West, South Wales and South East regions. Emily works with a diverse range of clients including: international law firms, small high street practices and large in-house companies.