Director, Solicitor, Head of Family, LLB
Children cases, Child care, Landlord and tenant
Chris has practiced in Caerphilly for over thirty years and was a co-founder of the firm in 1994. He heads up the firm’s Family Practice and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law. He has been a long standing member of the Law Society’s Children Panel, a specialist group of solicitors conducting children cases, including child care. Chris holds an accreditation reflecting this. In particular, he specialises in cases involving Social Services and provides advice across the wide range of issues in this field and when necessary, represents family members to liaise with local authorities.
Chris also deals with Conveyancing and Probate matters and has done since 1985 when he started training but has now adopted a supervisory role having left the day to day case load to the heads of department. He also acts on Landlord & Tenant matters.
Comments made by clients include: “Thank you so very much for all the help and advice you have given us through a very difficult time your help and advice has enabled us to provide our grandchildren with a loving caring and safe home”
“Mr Greaves dealt with my issues & in all fairness I couldn’t of asked for anyone better.
Extremely supportive, took the time to listen in full and dealt with everything in quick time, always updating me on progress and planning the next steps to ensure I knew what to expect and where I stood. Both secretary’s are lovely and always really supportive and more than happy to help with anything.
Thank you for taking the time to help me & support me. Hopefully I wouldn’t need any legal support in the future but if I do, this is the first and only place I’ll be going.”
Director, Solicitor, Head of Wills & Probate, LLB DipLP
Family, Wills & Probate, Powers of Attorney
Leanne heads up the Wills & Probate Department at Evans & Greaves, which she joined in 1995 as a Trainee Solicitor. She qualified in 1997, became a partner in 2001 and has a busy practice of private family law matters. A grateful client with a complex separation/property/child contact issue commented that she has “full legal competence, personal compassion and a wealth of knowledge and understanding”
Another grateful client commented “Please can I say a huge thank you to you and your team for all your hard work. Thank you for conducting the Executive role for my mum’s estate, with professionalism, patience and care. I will always recommend your service to others with high regard”
Leanne is the firm’s COFA and also drives day to day marketing and administrative matters. She recently led the rebranding and refurbishment of the firm.
Qualified – August 2020
Emma graduated in Law from the University of Glamorgan in 2011 before completing the Legal Practice Course in 2012.
Emma began her legal career in a city firm dealing with re-mortgages where she worked as a supervisor, she then joined a firm in the Caerphilly area as a Legal Assistant, during which time she completed her training with the Council of Licensed Conveyancers and became qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in August 2020.
Emma can deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing including, freehold, leasehold, un-registered titles, assents, transfer of equity and re-mortgage transactions.
Comments made by a client of Emma’s “I would like to thankyou so much for making the purchase…….so hassle free and quick. I had complete confidence in your professional judgment and it was clear you were very transparent and made sure we understood the implications of our decisions. ……. always replying quickly to emails and would highly recommend you to friends and family”
Becky graduated from the University of South Wales in 2015 with a 2:2 Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies. After leaving University, Becky decided to change career paths and commenced employment in a local solicitors as an Office Junior in August 2017. Becky progressed into an administrative role within the Conveyancing Department, prior to her appointment as Head of the New Business Team in August 2020.
We were delighted to welcome Becky to the firm in September 2022 as a Legal Assistant in our busy Residential Conveyancing Department. Becky is enthusiastic in continuing the progression of her legal career in this field.
Maria started her employment at Evans & Greaves in June 1997 as a Secretary to the Senior Partner. Her career within the practice has taken her between the then Criminal Department and Conveyancing Department, where her role developed into a legal assistant. In June 2015, seeking a different challenge, Maria took on the role of Legal Cashier within the Accounts Department.
Such was Maria’s experience and knowledge of the business she was promoted to Office and Accounts Manager in September 2019.
Maria celebrates 26 years of service at Evans and Greaves Solicitors this year!