Rachel Adams

Rachel Adams


Rachel joined the Criminal Department of HPJV Solicitors in 2019 having qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. Prior to that she worked as an accredited police station representative whilst completing the legal practice course.

Rachel is a police station and court duty solicitor and has represented clients for all categories of offences both at the police station and at Court, including the first familial homicide case in Wales.

Rachel has spent the majority of her career working in Criminal Law defending clients in relation to motoring offences through to serious and complex crime, fraud and money laundering offences. She has a particular interest in proceeds of crime and restraint matters involving international jurisdictions, and, has successfully conducted defence investigations in Cyprus, Albania and Mongolia.

As a Criminal Solicitor-Advocate Rachel has also represented clients in the Crown Court as both a Junior and led Junior in complex multi-million-pound Money Laundering and Serious Fraud matters.

As a Civil Solicitor-Advocate, Rachel is qualified to represent clients in the higher courts. She has lived and worked in Italy representing clients in relation to commercial dispute resolution and litigation, being instructed in matters before the High Court and Chancery Division.

More recently Rachel returned to the UK to work as a Force Solicitor for Warwickshire, West Mercia, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset Police forces. This role involved disciplinary matters against police officers, firearms licensing matters, including appeals against revocation and refusal, and civil actions against the police.

Now back in South Wales, Rachel is looking forward to spending more time with family. She also hopes to regain her Italian language skills through regular holidays to the Italian Lakes visiting friends.