CJCH Solicitors appoints new Board member
Wales top 20 Law Firm and 2018 Financial and Professional Services Firm of the Year in the Cardiff Business Awards — CJCH Solicitors, has announced a major promotion in their leadership team welcoming Jodi Winter to their Board.
Jodi joined the practice in 2013 as Partner in charge of the Barry office bringing a new energy and passion for the family, matrimonial and childcare law division.
CJCH Managing Partner, Tim Hartland said he is “pleased to be making this announcement and expanding our board of executives to include Jodi. The true indicator of an innovative and progressive organisation is its ability to recognise talent and let it flourish.”
Mr Hartland went on to contextualise that “Jodi left a very senior position in the public sector to join us back in 2013, and the Firm has reaped the benefits of this decision ever since.”
No stranger to leadership roles, Jodi joined CJCH after leaving an extensive career of 14 years in the public sector. In that time Jodi performed many roles including that of Senior Solicitor for the Vale of Glamorgan Council notably spending the latter seven years of her time there as a Chief Legal Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer having been promoted to this prestigious position at the age of only 28. Under Jodi’s direction the Barry office and the family, matrimonial and childcare practice have experienced significant expansion and continuous enhancements to service.
When asked about the learning curve in her career and the honour of being admitted to the Firms board, Jodi reminisced about the journey she has taken and the milestones she achieved — “It is a great privilege to have been approached by the three senior partners of CJCH and invited to join their ranks. A firm of this stature and level of innovation is the aspirational horizon that many in this industry aim for. I’m very proud of being a girl from a working-class family in the Rhondda Valley, who could only dream of making equity partner and being able to work with such incredibly talented and committed people as I do now.”
When asked about her motivation and determination, Jodi reflected on the pride she has in her work and the joy she gets out of helping her clients. “In the areas of law that I practice, I often meet people struggling through family or relationship issues, which can be their worst possible moments. It is rewarding when you are able to walk them through it and guide them to a positive outcome”.
Jodi went on to say that she is proud to be among the league of female partners in the Welsh legal industry and is excited to see more and more women taking on senior positions. “With role models such as Baroness Hale stepping into the role of President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, it is clear the opportunities are endless.”
Jodi takes the position of Senior Partner and member of the CJCH board as of January 2019 and is looking forward to continuing a successful and rewarding career with this progressive firm.