Mr Richard George established the Practice in 1904 and was later joined by Mr. H.L.D. Jenkins. The Practice was given the designation of Richard George & Jenkins and traded from Old Bank Chambers, High Street, Newtown, Powys.
The Practice quickly established a sound conveyancing and probate base, as well as being involved in most aspects of litigation, including criminal advocacy in the local Magistrates’ Court and conducting cases in the Industrial Tribunal, the High Court and the County Court.
After the death of the surviving Partner, Mr. H.L.D. Jenkins, in the mid 1970’s the Practice was taken over by Mr. Edward Glynne Jones as Senior Partner. In February, 1979 Mr. Michael Davies joined the Practice to take over and expand the litigation department. He became a Partner in 1980 and subsequently was designated Senior Partner in 1993. Mr Huw Evans joined the Practice in 1980 as an Assistant Solicitor and was subsequently designated a Partner in 1982, undertaking general work with specialisation in conveyancing matters.
In the mid 1980’s the practice expanded by opening a branch office in Machynlleth, now closed, and by taking over the Practice of Charles W. Bell and Co., a long established sole Practitioner in Welshpool. A fourth Partner, Mr Geoff Landers joined the Practice in the late 1980’s and became responsible for running the Welshpool Office.
Mrs. Sian Davies joined the Practice in October 1992 at its Newtown Office to undertake probate work and general litigation matters with an emphasis upon family matters. Mrs. Davies left the practice in October 2005.
In March 1993 Mr. Glynne Jones retired from the Partnership. Mr Nicholas Jones was appointed as a Trainee Solicitor in October 1993 and remained with the Practice as an Assistant Solicitor until December 2001.
In April 1999 the Partnership of Michael Davies, Huw Evans and Geoff Landers was dissolved. Michael Davies and Huw Evans continued as the Partners of Richard George & Jenkins (Newtown) whilst Geoff Landers became a sole Practitioner at Richard George & Jenkins, Welshpool. Mr Geoff Landers rejoined the Newtown Practice in January 2002 as an Assistant Solicitor after the Welshpool office was closed. Mr Landers subsequently left the Practice in 2012.
Mr John Hollis joined the Practice in November 2005 as a Consultant undertaking non-contentious Probate and Conveyancing matters until he retired in November 2010, being replaced by Miss Carol Bryan as Assistant Solicitor. Miss Bryan left in 2015 to take up a post with another firm.
In December 2012 Jonathan Crosskey joined the Practice as an Assistant Solicitor undertaking probate, conveyancing and general litigation, particularly family matters. Mr Crosskey is a trained family mediator, but not presently practising as such and consideration will need to be made as to him becoming re-accredited.
In November 2012 Mr Matthew Davies, who had been working at the Practice on an ad hoc basis, qualified as a Police Station Representative. Matthew Davies subsequently completed his Legal Practice Course in July 2017 and began his Training Contract which is due to be completed in January 2019.
On the 6th July 2018 the Practice expanded and opened a new office at 55 Long Bridge Street, Llanidloes, Powys. Mr Christopher Davies joined the Practice as Solicitor based at the Llanidloes office. Mr Michael Davies will also practice from the Llanidloes office from time to time.
The Practice now operates from Old Bank Chambers, High Street, Newtown, Powys and 55 Long Bridge Street, Llanidloes, Powys. It presently consists of two Partners, two Solicitors, a Trainee Solicitor, Practice Manager with responsibility for the accounts, a Police Stations Representative and seven support staff.