About Shanahans

Shanahans was established in 2003 as a Criminal Defence firm by Andrew Shanahan and Peter Wormald. Tim Petrides and Cora Sorensen joined in 2008. In 2010 Domenico Nigliazzo, a personal injury specialist joined as we decided to offer a broader service to our clients. Andrew, Peter, Tim, Cora and Domenico are the partners in the firm and all are highly experienced solicitors, and all have a background in well-established firms in Cardiff.


We further expanded in 2014 when Juliet Thomas, our family specialist, with many years’ experience, joined us. Also, in that year Kelly-Marie Johnson, our trainee, qualified and she is working as part of our criminal defence and personal injury teams.

Our offices are in Cathedral Road, close to the city centre, and are easily accessible whether by car, bus or walking. Our aim is to help clients in the local community, and further afield, wherever possible.

We offer legal aid to our criminal clients, and can discuss “no win, no fee” with our personal injury clients as well as a range of payment options with our family clients.

Shanahans is accredited by LEXCEL, the Law Society’s Quality Mark for “Excellence in legal practice management and client care”, and has been recognised as an “outstanding” legal practice by the Good Lawyer Guide 2010.