One of North Wales’ best-known criminal solicitors has joined his son at a leading regional law firm.

Andy Hutchinson has teamed up with son Craig at Gamlins Law.

The pair worked together at Humphrys Dawson solicitors before Craig left at the end of 2020.

Andy has been a solicitor for 28 years having previously worked as a coal miner at Point of Ayr, North Wales’ last deep pit that closed in the 1990s.

Andy changed career after suffering a blood disorder in 1989, studying law at John Moores University before returning to work in North Wales.

Dafydd Roberts, a Gamlins Law Director and Head of Crime, said: “Andy is one of the best known and most respected criminal solicitors in North Wales.

“He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience having worked on some of the most high-profile criminal cases in the region over almost three decades.

“It is great to have reunited Andy with Craig who joined us just under a year ago and who has himself been an excellent addition to the team.”

Andy said: “I am delighted to be joining Gamlins Law and to be working again with Craig.

“I was impressed by the ambition of the firm and the investment it is making across the business to give clients the best possible service.”

The Gamlins Law team now also includes paralegal Enlli Williams who trained with the firm.

Other members of the department are Simon Simmons, Michael Pugh, Peter Williams, Kath Noden and Laura Davies.

Gamlins Law is regularly instructed to act in major cases not only in Wales, but also in cities including Liverpool and Manchester.

Cases include more serious conspiracy offences including conspiracy to supply drugs, murder and fraud.

Later this year, Gamlins Law will move to a new head office at Morfa Hall in Rhyl, where the crime team will be establishing a dedicated video conferencing facility.

Gamlins Law has further offices in Mold, Ruthin, Denbigh, Abergele and Holywell.

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