Bethan Darwin

Rhondda Valley

Bethan Darwin grew up in the Rhondda Valley and is a fluent Welsh speaker. She studied law at King's College London and was a partner in a City of London law firm before she finally got too homesick and returned to Wales. She was one of the founders of law firm Darwin Gray and was a partner there between 2002 and 2013. In July 2013 she joined boutique law firm Commercial Conclusion where she specialises in employment law and board room disputes.

Bethan runs the women's networking group Superwoman which raises funds for various charities through its events. Superwoman has raised over £40,000 since it was set up in October 2005 and has a website and blog at In 2009 Bethan was shortlisted for the South Wales Chamber of Commerce Woman in Business award and for Red Magazine's Red Hot Woman awards in the mentor category. She was listed in the Lawyer Magazine's Hot 100 Lawyers in the UK for 2010.

Bethan has two children aged 14 and 8 with her husband David Thompson who is also a solicitor. In any spare time she gets, she writes novels. Her first novel, Back Home, was published by Honno in March 2009 and her second, Two Times Twenty, was published in October 2010.