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Our vision

At De Rossi Griffiths we have a simple vision.

We want to utilise the law for a legitimate tax-efficient estate, free from the burden of intrusive Care Home fees and unnecessary death taxes through proper planning and preparation through Wills and Trusts.

We also successfully challenge NHS Continuing Healthcare assessments to ensure the residential care is not privately funded when it should not be. We assess the case and only take on the challenge if we believe there is a prospect of success.

Family and charity are close to our heart, which is why we offer a discounted introduction to estate planning for young families and each of our staff have an elected charity that we support, for a month of the year, providing access to our services for their supporters and Beneficiaries. 

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Meet The

Rhodri Griffiths
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Rhodri Griffiths

Whilst reading Law I had an odd enjoyment in the subject of Trusts, so I pursued my passion and I specialise in Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Chancery Court matters with an expertise in Equities, Estates and Tax Planning. I am a Qualified Dementia Friend, facilitated through my work with Dementia UK, and take instruction on mitigating Care Home costs. I find this area of work highly rewarding and pride myself on having a really approachable way of dealing with the most difficult of situations. My chosen charity is Dementia UK as they give support to families of those suffering from dementia and this is close to my heart.

I enjoy delivering a result for all of my clients and am invested in everybody I represent. With a modern approach to the ever-changing world we now live in, I see clients by Zoom, WhatsApp, at our offices, at their homes or offices, travelling throughout England and Wales.

As an advocate for proper apportionment of Care Home costs and fees, I regularly challenge NHS Continuing Healthcare Funding CHC assessments and this area of law has allowed for the advocate in me to flourish. It is also rewarding to know that the successful challenge allows greater access to care under the NHS.

I am a fluent in both Welsh and English and proud to be a family man and love nothing more than spending time away from the office with my family. You will potentially see glitter on my suit or hair during a meeting, as I have a young daughter who loves anything with glitter on it and that stuff gets everywhere! So I apologies in advance.

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Revd Dr James Deacon MIIRSM, MIOD, ACIEH
Practice Manager

Hi, since joining De Rossi Griffiths my life and career has been one awesome journey. I wear many hats – I am Head of Health and Late Life Planning, Practice Manager, Health and Safety Coordinator, First Aider and finally my role has expanded to joining the Board of Directors in February 2022 but, above all else I am an all-round good listener. I am also trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution and an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

My previous experiences are varied to say the least, working in Civil Service, central government and local authority. I have also volunteered with many charities and organisations since leaving school. I spent ten years as a Franciscan Friar then known as Brother David, serving the community where I lived and further afield, and most recently I was a Mental Health Support Worker working with people who have mental health issues and learning disabilities. I also carried out risk assessments in care. Then many moons ago, I donned the glitter and dazzled as a drag artist. A fabulously rainbow coloured history of roles has made me who I am today, someone who will listen, fight your corner when needed and I’m not afraid to speak truth to power.

And if that is not enough, my interests include reading, baking (I absolutely adore French pastries), playing my PlayStation and listening to music… I am a huge fan of the ’80s ballads and let’s not forget the Divas!

My chosen charity is Cancer Research UK, this is a charity very close to me as I and many others have been touched by cancer.

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Mike Davey

Greetings. I’m Mike. I’m old. I’ve been a Solicitor for over 30 years. In my time I’ve been through virtually every traumatic life event, and I’m proud to say I’m still standing and able to use my life experience to help others.

In my time I’ve been a Police Officer, Security Guard, Steelworker, Clerk, Barman, Student Union President, Night Club Doorman, Solicitor, Company Director and Taxi Driver, so I dare say I have plenty of life experience and empathy. I love working with people and helping people through life’s twists and turns where I can. I have helped people often in some of the most upsetting and distressing periods in their lives.


I have been a Police Station Duty Solicitor, Court Duty Solicitor and I was on the Law Society’s Family Law Panel from its inception. I qualified (twice) as an accredited Family Mediator and a Collaborative Family Lawyer. I was managing partner of my previous firm. For the last 18 months I have been dealing with Equity Release cases, and  with all of my above experience, I’m now looking forward to helping De Rossi Griffiths, utilising my skills to provide a quality service to clients. 

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Janet Taplin
Accounts Manager

My name is Janet Taplin and I moved to Wales with my Husband and Mother in November 2018 from Wiltshire. My previous roles have been mostly working for GP Practices in admin working my way up to Deputy Practice Manager. My interests are mainly working on our smallholding in Llanpumsaint, looking after our many rescued animals from cats to horses. This enables me to keep fit and active doing something that I really enjoy. I love living in a remote part of West Wales in a friendly community and interacting within village life. I volunteer with the local Village Hall Committee as its Treasurer, my role at De Rossi Griffiths is dealing with the Accounts.


I feel very privileged to be part of a very professional and friendly team.

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Rebecca Davey
Archivist & Quality Control officer

I enjoy reading and writing in my spare time, I also am invested in films and television, enjoying films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’m interested in History, finding eras such as the Regency and Edwardian eras topics of interest. 

I also enjoy going for walks, especially in the Summer when the weather is nice. I have a Bachelor’s degree in History and English Literature, and had my work experience with Dyfed Archaeological Trust, which I enjoyed immensely. I hope to dedicate more of my free time to history volunteering. 

My chosen charity is the National Autistic Society, who have helped direct me and many other Autistic people with finding the proper support.

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Holly Wright
Receptionist/Marketing Assistant

My name is Holly Wright, I was born and bred in London. My role at De Rossi Griffiths is receptionist however since joining De Rossi Griffiths, I am now undertaking secretarial work, drafting, marketing, and website editing. I aspire to do some training and excel within my roles here at De Rossi Griffiths, I’m certainly surrounded by the best team of people to do so!

I have worked in various areas over the years including Property Management, Estate Agency, and Account Management, I have picked up a variety of skills and am now expanding these skills here at De Rossi Griffiths.

I have a great passion for Football, playing for Chelsea FC as a Goalkeeper for 7 years and playing some of the biggest teams in the world like Barcelona, Paris Saint Germain and Juventus. I then went on to achieve a Scholarship playing Football in the United States simultaneously studying Criminal Justice.

My chosen charity is Muscular Dystrophy UK as this has affected people close to me.

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Charities And Logistics Executive

I am Rhodri Kynaston and I work at De Rossi Griffiths as a Charities Liaison and Manage the firm’s logistics. I am a Carmarthen local but also work at our London Office as I previously lived in London where I gained and developed a background of working with a variety of charities.

De Rossi Griffiths have clients seeded all over England and Wales thus I have a privilege of visiting those Clients.

We are supporters of Free Wills Month and also provide services and access to various charities with staff members electing their chosen charity each month. I liaise with the charities to help deliver services to those in need and ascertain a commercial connection with the charities.

When not travelling between the London and Carmarthen firm I enjoy playing Football, I play for Carmarthen Town United, although my legs are not what they once were and I may not dust the boots off again next season, although I have been saying this for the last 5 years!

My passion is music of all sorts of genres and I have a diverse and eclectic music collection.

I have had a huge variety of jobs over the years, many logistical and I was a driving instructor for 7 years, but the unsociable hours led my into a career within the charity sector and I am developing this with De Rossi Griffiths in an alternate business model which looks to give back as much as possible.

My chosen charity is the Dogs Trust as I am a dog lover and have a very playful Staffie called Tiger at home.

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Emma Lace

Hi! I am Emma I was born and raised in Portsmouth but I moved to Wales in 2016.

No two days are the same in the office, but my main duties are general administration and editing. I am learning something new everyday and enjoying doing so. My previous experience has been in hospitality which gave me the opportunity to study and complete a management course which I am hoping to be able to use within De Rossi Griffiths.

I enjoy spending my spare time with my young family, my amazing friends and baking.

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Dion Goh

Hi, my name in Dion. I am a third year Law student at Swansea University. I joined De Rossi Griffiths as an intern with little to no previous experience working at a law firm. However, in my short time working here, I feel like I have already learned a lot from everyone else working here and I am enjoying the structure of the work environment here where every person is taught to be able to do a little bit of everything thus allowing the work to be spread evenly amongst everyone and I can easily ask for advice and direction when I get stuck with a task.

I love doing outdoor activities such as playing football, basketball or hiking with my dogs. I am also a licensed scuba diver and have been on multiple dives in different countries. However, I also love just staying at home and playing video games or watching Netflix.

My chosen charity is Battersea Dogs & Cats Home as I am a firm believer in adopting stray animals as opposed to buying them from breeders.

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