14A Stryd Penlan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

01758 455500


About Us

Strain and Company is a Specialist Litigation Firm using innovative and modern IT systems to provide an efficient comprehensive and thorough service to clients based in North Wales.

The Firm consists of experienced Fee Earners at various levels of seniority and with experience in excess of twenty five years of providing legal services.

Funding arrangements can be reached on a No Win No Fee basis or, alternatively, monthly payments or Legal Aid, should a client be eligible. The Firm has conducted cases in the Court of Appeal, Administrative Courts and regularly throughout the Civil Family and Criminal Courts in North Wales and the North West of England.

We aim to provide an efficient and compassionate service for clients who often are going through the trauma of court proceedings and personal difficulties and we endeavour to obtain the best result possible in whatever circumstances our clients find themselves in.

Who We Are


Michael Strain

Michael Strain qualified in 1992, and obtained Higher Rights qualifications in 2003, allowing him to appear in the Higher Courts.

He specialises in criminal and personal injury litigation having dealt with the whole range of criminal cases from minor motoring matters to major murder enquiries.

He also deals with personal injury matters including standard whiplash injuries and major catastrophic injuries exceeding £1,000,000.00 in value.

He is a Court Duty Solicitor and a fluent Welsh speaker who can deal with cases entirely through the medium of Welsh if desired

Carys Parry

Carys Parry obtained a joint Honours Degree in Welsh and French in 1991 before qualifying as a Solicitor in 1996. She worked as a Legal Adviser in the Magistrate's Courts in North Wales for 18 years before joining Martin and Strain solicitors firm in 2009. She specialises in Criminal and Family Law. She has gained vast experience in both areas of law having dealt with complex financial cases following divorce resulting in clients retaining valuable assets. Her experience working in the courts has proved invaluable providing her with the knowledge and skills needed to deal professionally with criminal cases at all levels. She is a Court Duty Solicitor and a fluent Welsh speaker who can deal with cases entirely through the medium of Welsh if desired.

Assistant Solicitor

Rhys Tudur (Welsh only)

Graddiodd Rhys Tudur gyda gradd LLB yn y Gyfraith ynghyd a Chyfrifeg o Brifysgol Bangor yn 2013.
Mae wedi cymhwyso ymhellach fel Cynrychiolydd yn Swyddfa’r Heddlu a Chyfreithiwr Dyletswydd yn y Llys gan ddelio â materion troseddol o bob math. Mae wedi gweithio fel cyfreithiwr ym Môn a Gwynedd – Caergybi, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Porthmadog a Phwllheli.
Mae ganddo sêl dros amddiffyn pobl sy’n dioddef angyfiawnder. Ei ddiddordeb pennaf yw gwleidyddiaeth a gweithio i gadw cymunedau gwledig yn hyfyw a llewyrchus. Mae’n Gynghorydd ac yn Gadeirydd Cyngor Tref Nefyn ac yn aelod o Gôr Meibion Carnguwch.



Jeff Guile

Jeff has been an Accredited Police Station Representative since 2007: he also undertakes all aspects of criminal defence work in the lead up to trials in the Magistrates and Crown Court.

He retired from the North Wales Police in 2005 having served for over 31 years, with 25 years of this being continuous service as a Detective Officer in the CID. This service included a 5-year period with the Fraud Branch. This aspect of his Police Service is extremely helpful in helping to defend Proceeds of Crime matters and other complex cases.
He also holds the Registered Managers Award and for 2 years managed a small Registered Care Home. This knowledge and experience of Care Home Regulations has proved helpful to clients.

He is a lifelong Everton supporter and when not watching them has an assortment of pastimes which include travel, photography and gardening.

David Jones

David Jones is an Accredited Police Station Representative working with Strain and Company. David attends Police Stations and provides casework support, primarily for Crown Court cases but also in Proceeds of Crime and Magistrates Court proceedings.

David is qualified to advise at the Police Station having completed twenty-eight years’ employment with the CID in North Wales Police and gaining Accreditation through Cardiff University. David’s experience of Police investigations brings great experience to bear on the Defence side in all manner of cases providing a full dimension of experience and knowledge when defending our criminal client base.

David is involved with a number of Ex-Forces/Veterans Charities having served in the Parachute Regiment seeing active service in the Falkland Islands prior to joining the North Wales Police.

Support Staff

Iola Roberts

Iola Roberts is a Legal Secretary.

Sian Hicks

Sian Hicks is a Legal Secretary.

Both Iola and Sian are experienced and knowledgeable Secretaries and can answer most straightforward queries over the phone or at the counter. If they cannot deal with your request, they will pass your message on to the person dealing with your case.



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Address: 14A Stryd Penlan, Pwllheli, Gwynedd

Phone: 01758 455500


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