The expert team at Graeme John Limited offer an excellent standard of legal guidance, representation and support. We serve Clients across the Cynon & Rhondda valleys and whether you require Conveyancing, advice on Family Law, or a Will, we offer a friendly and professional service, aiming to deal with all of your legal requirements from start to finish. You can find out more about our team and the services we offer below.


Jeff Thomas LL.B. (Hons)

Jeff was born and bred in Aberdare and attended the local Grammar school. Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1979 and after training with Graeme John he has remained loyal ever since. Jeff is head of the Contentious Department at the Aberdare and Tonypandy Branches. He is married and is a very keen gardener and golfer.

Steven Reed B.A. (Hons)

Steven resides with his three children in Aberdare, having attended the St John the Baptist Comprehensive School and thereafter Worcester College, qualifying in 1997. He then joined A F Brooks & Co of Aberdare, (who merged with Graeme John Limited in 2007). Steve has an established following of clients and is a renowned expert in residential & commercial conveyancing, Wills & probate matters.

Lesley Pearce BA (Hons)

Lesley is the Director in charge of the Tonypandy Branch where she has been based since 1997. She obtained her degree in 1985 from Cardiff University and specialises in Conveyancing, Probate, matters concerning Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Elderly client issues. In 2014, Lesley qualified as a Notary Public and has her own Faculty and the use of an exclusive Seal. She therefore holds a public office and can act as a certifying officer in relation to documents to be used in other jurisdictions. She is married with a son and a daughter.

Luke Williams LL.B (Hons)

Luke joined the Firm in 2019. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2016 and obtained his Law Degree at Swansea University. He specialises in Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney & Conveyancing matters. He is married with a young son and lives in the Rhondda Valley. He works from the Aberdare office.

Sarah Oliver LLB (Hons)

Sarah qualified as a solicitor in 2016 but has been working as a family lawyer since 2009. As a result, she has vast experience in all areas of Family Law and now heads our Family Law department. She has obtained the well-respected Resolution accreditation and believes strongly in helping clients come to a conclusion which is right for them and their family. Sarah works out of our Aberdare office.


Sarah Handley

Sarah deals with Non-Contentious matters at the Aberdare Office and is a qualified Solicitor. She joined the Practice as an Assistant Solicitor in 2020.

Kirsty Gruar

Kirsty qualified as a Solicitor in 2015 after obtaining her Law Degree at the University of Bristol. She previously specialised in Clinical Negligence but has now changed her area of practice and specialises in Conveyancing matters. She lives in the Rhondda Valley and works from the Aberdare Office.

Executive Staff

Natasha Daczkowski

Natasha is an experienced Conveyancer who has worked in the South Wales Valleys undertaking large volumes of Residential Conveyancing for several years. We are pleased to state that she has re-joined our Conveyancing Team at Tonypandy and will provide strong support to Lesley Pearce at the Branch Office.


Andrea Thomas

Andrea is the head of Accounts at the Practice and lives in the Rhondda Valley with her family.