About Us

Godwins Solicitors was created by its founder W. H. Godwin following his decision to leave Morris, Bates & Godwin, and create his own niche practice. The business opened in 1995 and at that the time practiced from 31 Portland Street, Aberystwyth. The practice was acquired by Mr Simon Margrave-Jones in 2000 when Mr W. H. Godwin was appointed to a judicial post.

In view of the increasing demands on the business and for client convenience, the practice moved to new offices at 56 Portland Street in September 2011. The offices afford ground floor accommodation including conference facilities and private consulting rooms.


Mr Simon Margrave-Jones

Mr Simon Margrave-Jones was educated in Ellesmere College before spending his University years studying law at the University College of Wales Aberystwyth. He served his Articles with Edward Lewis & Co, Cardiff a large commercial firm and was first employed as an assistant solicitor and then subsequently a partner of Dilwyns in 1994.  In 2000, Simon acquired Godwins and moved to Aberystwyth to practice exclusively from that office.  In late 2015, the offices of Godwins in Aberystwyth and Dilwyns in Llandrindod became separate business enterprises.

Simon continued to practice from Dilwyns until he moved to Aberystwyth in 2000.

Simon specializes in civil litigation, family/matrimonial and children matters.  He has extensive experience of advocacy in the Civil Courts.

Simon played rugby in his younger days but now enjoys playing golf, occasional cricket matches and skiing in the winter. Simon is married with three children.

Ms Karen Evans

Ms Karen Evans has been employed by Godwins since 1995 and in 2000 became the only Licensed Conveyancer in the Aberystwyth area.  Karen became a Partner in 2011.

Karen has worked in law since 1983 and her Secretary Shan has worked closely with her since 1991.  Karen is married with one child and spends her spare time with her family and friends.

Born and bred in Aberystwyth Karen attended Penweddig Comprehensive School.  She went on to undertake a Business course and thereafter having worked in a local Law Firm since December 1983 qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer (Property Lawyer) in 2000.  Karen undertakes the majority of the residential conveyancing within Godwins and assists with Probate, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and other non-contentious work.  As Karen does not undertake any contentious work she is able to dedicate her time to clients in the office.

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