Darwin Gray

Darwin Gray is a commercial law firm based in Cardiff. We are proud of our reputation for using a practical and solution-focused approach when helping our clients.

We provide a full range of legal services and aim to achieve a thorough understanding of our clients’ businesses. This allows us to build a strong long-term partner-ships with our clients.

We can handle a wide variety of general and specialist legal work on many different levels. Our teams have the expertise to deal efficiently with your business’ day to day legal issues and our partners have a minimum of 15 years’ experience in their specialist areas. Passion for their respective sectors gives our solicitors a crucial advantage when dealing with your legal matters.

This is why we see ourselves as a genuine alternative to the larger firms.

At Darwin Gray we have a strong team ethic, putting approachability, consistency and quality at the heart of everything we do. Your business will always be at the forefront of our minds.

Our clients come from all over Wales and the UK, and range from individual entrepreneurs and executives through to small and medium sized businesses and on to large PLC”s.

Darwin Gray’s solicitors will offer expert legal advice when you need it, whilst ensuring you also receive excellent value for money.

Contact: 02920 829100


EWIF Partner: Supporting the EWIF Mission


“We are delighted to be partnering with EWIF for 2019.  Our Managing Partner, Stephen Thompson is the chair of the South West and Wales EWIF region, and we have been proud sponsors of the EWIF awards for the last few years.  Becoming official EWIF partners was a natural next step for us to take to help spread the EWIF message and support more women who are entering the franchise sector.

EWIF offers fantastic support for women who are looking to franchise their business or who are looking to buy a franchise.  The events EWIF hold are always informative, but in our view the most valuable aspect to them is how friendly and informal they are.  EWIF provides a space where women in the franchising sector can share ideas, collaborate with each other, and pass on advice.  The members of the South West and Wales region are really engaging, and we look forward to each of our quarterly meetings with them.

As franchise lawyers, our EWIF membership really enhances our offering to our clients.  We take something away from every EWIF event we attend, whether it’s industry knowledge or details of challenges affecting franchisors and franchisees.  As a result, we are able to offer much more rounded advice and a more holistic service to our franchise clients.”

– Anna Sherer, Marketing Manager 

Meet Stephen…

I’m Stephen Thompson, the EWIF South West and Wales Regional Chair. I am head of the corporate/commercial department at Darwin Gray Solicitors, which includes our franchising team. We are a commercial law firm based in Cardiff.

Our specialist franchising team provides expert advice in all areas of franchise law and practice. When necessary we work alongside other departments in the firm including commercial property, employment/HR and also commercial dispute resolution. 

As an affiliate member of the British Franchise Association, I have been advising businesses in the franchising sector for approximately 20 years. In addition to advising on the legal aspects of franchising, my colleagues and I regularly speak at franchising events.