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We provide expert advice on the purchase and sale of agricultural properties and land.


We aim to understand your business and help you achieve your objectives in the most efficient and cost effective way.


We have been providing legal services to people and businesses in South East Wales since the early 1800’s giving us in depth local knowledge and a distinct advantage when dealing with local legal matters.

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We aim to take the stress out of buying or selling your home so that your move goes as smoothly and quickly as possible.


Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt

Newport and Pontypool solicitors Everett Tomlin Lloyd and Pratt have been providing legal advice in South Wales for over 200 years. Our long history and teams of specialist lawyers give us expertise and a distinct advantage while dealing with local legal matters. We continue to grow constantly offering a wide range of legal services with many of our Solicitors becoming acknowledged specialists in their field. We now have over 40 lawyers and staff working from our offices in Newport and Pontypool.

In 2011 we became one of the few law firms in Wales to be awarded the Law Society Lexcel Accreditation for practice management and client care.

We have strengthened our agricultural and private client team with the acquisition of the well respected Usk practice of Jonathan Stephens and Co.

While Jonathan Stephens and his staff will be initially based at our Newport office, we have opened an additional office with meeting-room facilities in the town at Sessions House, the historic Grade 2-listed former courthouse in Usk.

Jonathan’s practice mainly dealt with specialist agricultural legal issues for clients throughout Wales and the West Country. Jonathan has earned praise from Chambers Directory Legal 500 which describes the practice he has run for 25 years as a “leading firm in the agricultural sector” with “a strong reputation for agricultural work”. Stephens is described as “vastly experienced” and “charming”.

Ashley Harkus, Managing partner: “We have been working more closely with Jonathan for some time now and I am delighted that he has agreed to bring his considerable skills and dedicated staff to join us. Jonathan is a well respected lawyer and recognised agricultural law specialist. We have been looking to strengthen our agricultural practice and have a presence in the Usk Valley for some time. All of our lawyers are looking forward to working with Jonathan, his clients and local businesses .”

Jonathan Stephens: “Having practiced in Usk for more than 30 years it was very important to me that my new firm was really committed to having a base in the area and looking after my clients. I’ve enjoyed working closely with the private client, litigation, residential and commercial property team at ETLP who have helped my clients over the last few years and I am confident that the time is right for me to take the next step and join the firm. I’m delighted my staff have agreed to join such a progressive and friendly firm and I now look forward to the future with our new colleagues.”

Latest News & Articles

Government abandons police station duty solicitor cuts

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 2:26 pm in News & Event

See Ashley Harkus latest article in the South Wales Argus.

Conveyancing- The key to buying a home

Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 12:37 pm in Article

What in a nutshell is conveyancing and what does it involve? In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. A typical conveyancing transaction contains two major landmarks: the exchange of contracts (whereby equitable title passes) and completion (whereby legal title passes). Conveyancing occurs in three stages:… [Read More]

SRA Diversity Charter

Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 12:06 pm in News & Event

Our firm have signed up to the Solicitors Regulation Authority Diversity Charter & have fully met the standards required under this Charter. We encourage openness & fairness in all our dealings with Staff, Clients & Service providers. Detailed information is available on request.  We annually survey our firm and submit detailed criteria to The Law Society.

Law Society awards us Lexcel accreditation and the conveyancing quality scheme mark

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:11 pm in News & Event

We have become one of the first firms in Newport and Torfaen to gain membership of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. This means that our conveyancers meet the high standards set by the Law Society so you can be sure that you will get a professional, high quality conveyancing service. Some lenders have recently announced that… [Read More]

Moving with the times – we have moved to our new Newport office

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:11 pm in News & Event

Continuing our plan of growth and expansion, we have moved to larger premises at 19/20 Gold Tops, situated opposite St Mark’s Church. The office needed a complete renovation but we now have a handsome office with excellent meeting and conference rooms and space for further expansion as we continue to grow. With plenty of parking… [Read More]

We have strengthened our Litigation team – February 2013

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:11 pm in News & Event

Debra Spedding has joined leading South Wales legal practice Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt. Debra, a commercial litigator, moved to the Newport and Pontypool firm after a total of twelve years with Eversheds and Harding Evans. During that time Debra was recognised by the Legal 500 as being a leader in her field and became… [Read More]

Fixed fees for family issues

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:10 pm in News & Event

FINANCIAL MATTERS INITIAL APPOINTMENT £85.00 + VAT A 30 minute appointment with a solicitor for initial advice (with a follow-up letter confirming the advice given)

Fixed fees for divorce

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:08 pm in News & Event

Going through a divorce can be a stressful time and in the current financial climate the last thing you want is the added worry of spiralling legal costs. Everett Tomlin Lloyd & Pratt therefore offer a comprehensive package of fixed fees from which you can choose a package which best suits your requirements. INITIAL APPOINTMENT… [Read More]

Christmas Contact

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 12:07 pm in News & Event

CHRISTMAS CONTACT Don’t leave it to the last minute …….. Finding ways for children to spend time with everyone at Christmas can be stressful, particularly when parents are separated. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, all hope to spend a little time with the children at this magical time of year. Planning ahead is important –… [Read More]

Cohabitees and Joint Owned Property – Legal News

Posted on Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 11:38 am in Article

The Supreme Court has recently made a decision in the property dispute case of Kernott and Jones which has implications for many cohabiting couples. These days many couples are choosing to live together rather than get married and often believe that if the relationship breaks down it is easier to deal with than if they… [Read More]