Newport-based Convey Law has appointed two new directors, making it one of the few UK companies and legal practices to have a female-majority board of directors.

Kathryn Jones and Sophia Ramzan have joined the board of legal practice. There were already three women on the board of the firm, which is one of the UK’s largest conveyancing companies.

Both women have worked their way through the ranks of the company to senior roles in its award-winning training Conveyancing Academy divisions.

With a young workforce, with an average age of 25 over 130 employees, Kathryn and Sophia will reduce the average age of the eight directors to under 40 years of age.

Managing director of Convey Law Lloyd Davies, one of three men on the board, said: “Our workforce is very young on the whole, with a smattering of age-old experience, and is 70 per cent female and so it is no surprise that this is reflected in the make-up of our board of directors.

"There are no barriers to success at Convey Law – talent, hard work and dedication is rewarded and everyone has the opportunity to grow and develop their careers and to be the best that they can be in their field of expertise.”

Sophia, 30, from Newport, is a senior property lawyer and head of training.

Kathryn, age 36, from Bargoed, is learning and development manager and tutor and assessor for the Conveyancing Academy and is a previous Convey Law Employee of the Year.

Mr Davies said: “Both Kath and Sophia have excelled in their respective roles and I believe they will be a tremendous asset to the board.

“Their appointments also highlight our commitment to training and development as they both lead our Conveyancing Academies, whose voice they will represent on the board."