One of Wales’ longest established firms of solicitors is continuing to expand with the appointment of three new lawyers.

Gabb and Co, which has offices in Abergavenny and Crickhowell, has recruited solicitors Anneli Jones and Kate Horsey to its busy property and private client teams, as well as trainee solicitor Laura Carr.

Anneli joins the firm from large regional firm Tozers LLP in Devon where she specialised in property law.

Before qualifying as a solicitor in 2011 Anneli spent nine years at the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Division, most notably working in film development and production. Based at Gabb and Co’s Crickhowell office she will work with senior partner David Lloyd on commercial and residential property matters, and will help develop the firm’s growing agricultural and equestrian law team.

She said: “I was looking for a law firm which would draw me nearer to home. Having been brought up on a farm I am keen to work with the rural community and build on my agricultural property experience. Gabb and Co has a superb reputation within Wales and the regions and I am delighted to join such a well-established firm.”

Raglan-born Kate Horsey studied law at Oxford and trained at Hugh James in Cardiff before qualifying into its private client department where she worked for two years as an assistant solicitor.

She joins Gabb and Co with experience in advising individuals on wills, trusts, the administration of estates and lasting powers of attorney.

She said: “I’m delighted to be a part of Gabb and Co’s seven-strong private client team. The firm has an impressive client base locally and nationally and strikes the perfect balance between delivering traditional and modern legal services. Its continuing growth is testament to its appeal within markets in South Wales and beyond.”

Trainee solicitor Laura Carr, originally from Bedford, achieved a distinction in her Legal Practice Course and worked as a paralegal at Hugh James’s Cardiff office before joining Gabb and Co. She has particular expertise in the law relating to elderly care and NHS continuing healthcare fees, and will undertake a variety of work at the firm while she acquires training in core areas of individual and business law.