Clients of one of Wales’s fastest-growing law firms might spot a familiar face when they visit their offices across North Wales and Cheshire, a certain TV detective.

Abergele solicitor Gwyn Jones has joined Swayne Johnson which has six offices across the region but he can also be seen in S4C’s long-running and popular Rownd a Rownd.

Gwyn, 39, a father of two from Abergele, has a law degree from Aberystwyth University but has also been bitten by the acting bug and has been appearing in the popular Anglesey-based soap for a number of years.

He said: “I studied drama at A level at Ysgol Y Creuddyn in Penrhyn Bay and I just continued the interest in acting after that.

“I usually appear in Rownd a Rownd and now play a detective inspector also called Gwyn Jones who pops up from time to time.

“I enjoy working on the programme and I’m very fortunate to be a part of such a successful television series.”

Gwyn has worked for law firms in North Wales since qualifying in 2005, and has also worked in an ‘in house role’ in the energy sector before joining Swayne Johnson.

The Welsh-speaker, who joins the firm’s Litigation team, has also specialised in consumer credit legislation, acting for people being sued by banks and debt purchase companies in respect of loans and credit card agreements.

He said: “It was a very interesting time and good experience to be working in an ‘in house role’ but I did feel I wanted to get back into private practice and I approached Swayne Johnson because they’re such a well-respected and established firm.

“They are also growing quickly and have a wide range of expertise with experts heading so many of the departments including David Scott who is an experienced lawyer and leads the Litigation team.

“We work across a wide range of civil issues – anything which involves a claim or a dispute and where money may be owed or claimed.

“I really enjoy dealing with challenging cases and carrying out legal research.”

Gwyn is also a keen golfer, supports Everton football club, and is the treasurer and legal advisor for the Abergele-based Lord Clwyd Memorial Foundation which supports local organisations.

Swayne Johnson, which can trace its history back over 200 years, has grown from two offices in the Vale of Clwyd in 2010 to a total of six branches across the region from Menai Bridge through Llandudno, St Asaph, Denbigh and Ruthin to Tattenhall, near Chester, and employs over 60 staff.

Swayne Johnson Managing Director Sarah Noton said: “We’re delighted to be able to make Gwyn our latest high calibre appointment as we continue our expansion.

“We cover a huge geographical area and provide a comprehensive range of services with real expertise as well so that clients don’t need to look to firms from outside the area for the legal skills they need.

“But at the same time a big part of what we do at Swayne Johnson is about relationships. Clients don’t want faceless people, they want someone who can help and reassure them and that’s one of qualities Gwyn brings to his role.”

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