The Team

Chris Mason-Watts

Chris retired to West Wales in 1992 after having been a partner in one of the then largest firms in the West Midlands. However, he soon set up on his own and subsequently took over James Jones Solicitors, a firm that has been in Llandysul in the same premises (which were purpose built for solicitors) for over 100 years.

He currently specialises in Wills and Trust work although he has experience in heavy-duty Litigation, partner disputes and medical law. He has sat as a part-time Tribunal judge for over 20 years and combines this with an enthusiasm for lifelong learning, something he encourages in the practice. His first degree was in Legal and Political Philosophy, the second in Advanced Litigation Practice and he is currently working towards a Doctorate at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies.

Contact Chris

You can contact Chris by phone on 01559 362 224
or by e-mail

Nicky Mason-Watts

Nicky's background is in art dealing, having run a gallery for many years in Warwick. She took time out to raise four children but when they all went off to school found herself with time on her hands. Having always been interested in law, she helped Chris when he set up a law practice in Newcastle Emlyn in 1998 and she subsequently qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2005. She now deals with the conveyancing at James Jones Solicitors.

She has also recently qualified as a probate practitioner.

Contact Nicky

You can contact Nicky by phone on 01559 362 224
or by e-mail

Carys Davies

Carys completed her law degree and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Wales in Aberystwyth. As part of her degree, she completed dissertations on domestic violence, divorce and child law. Carys qualified as a Solicitor in May 2013 and has been working with us since. She has recently been awarded a Masters Degree in Legal Practice.

Carys, who was born in Carmarthenshire and is a fluent Welsh speaker, is able to assist you in all areas of high street law (Family, General Litigation, Conveyancing, Wills and Probate) although her specialty is family law.

Contact Carys

You can contact Carys by phone on 01559 362 224
or by e-mail

Sarah Simmonds

Sarah Simmonds is the Office Manager and most senior member of the office support staff at James Jones Solicitors, and is married with three Scottish Terrier Dogs – one of which was just a puppy when taken in as a rescue case.

Sarah has specialised in customer service all her working life, having been employed by the Prudential in Holborn, London and Reading, Berkshire for twenty six years.

Sarah was born in Birmingham, moved to Reading with her parents when she was 18 months old and then moved to West Wales in August 2004.

Contact Sarah

You can contact Sarah by phone on 01559 362 224
or by e-mail

Jane Griffiths

Jane Griffiths is our Accounts Manager and has been with James Jones Solicitors since February 2006.

Jane has also run her own book keeping practice since 1997, having worked for a local firm of accountants for the previous 10 years.

In April 2008, Jane became an Associate Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers, and also gained the Diploma in Self Assessment Tax Returns.

Jane can assist you with any accounts enquiry.

Contact Jane

You can contact Jane by phone on 01559 362 224
or by e-mail