About Us

Probert & Barton have been providing high quality legal services from our Victoria Gardens offices since 1990. We’re proud of our strong reputation locally and work hard to ensure 100% client satisfaction.

Costs are of course an important consideration, and as a small family firm we are able to offer competitive and flexible fees. However, we also take pride in the quality of our speedy, friendly and approachable service, and always strive to offer our clients the best value for money, not just the cheapest quote. You will deal with an experienced solicitor directly at all stages of your transaction, assisted by friendly and helpful support staff. Your case will not be looked after by any non-solicitors, so you will always have peace of mind about the quality of the advice you will receive.

Martin and Laura pride themselves on their accessible and approachable manner. We don’t believe in hanging around, and matters are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible, including via email and messaging should it be convenient to clients. Visits to clients at home or at work are easily accommodated, as are late/early appointments.

Martin Probert

Martin Probert is the firm’s Managing Director and has been practising in the Neath and Port Talbot area for over 35 years. Martin has considerable knowledge and experience in all aspects of residential property and conveyancing. He is also an experienced wills and probate practitioner, with a sympathetic and pragmatic manner. He has many commercial and business clients and has strong relationships in the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Valley communities. Martin is also a well-regarded criminal lawyer who represents private clients at court.

Laura Barton

Laura Barton is a Director, having worked at the practice in a number of roles since the 90s before qualifying as a solicitor in 2009. She has a broad property practice, dealing with commercial property, property development, leases and leasehold, conveyancing and boundary disputes. She has particular experience in acting for publicans of free houses and tied licensed premises. Laura also offers advice to small businesses on property, finance (including government funding and grants), partnership and incorporation issues and enjoys a close relationship with her business clients. She counts a number of sports clubs, associations and charities amongst her clients, as well as property developers and construction clients. She is experienced and practical in providing advice on wills, estates and powers of attorney. 

Support Staff

Natalie Stevens is a legal secretary who has worked with Martin for over 30 years. She is an experienced and integral part of the practice team. She is a native of Glynneath and enjoys good relationships with our clients. 

Caroline Hargest came to the firm in 2014 after taking time away from the workforce to raise a family. She worked as a legal secretary in a number of practices in the Swansea and Neath areas, and has experience in many areas of law. She is now a Legal Assistant specialising in conveyancing. 

Sarah Glass joined us in 2019 as an experienced conveyancing and probate secretary, and has had a close working relationship with Martin for many years. 

Leanne O’Sullivan joined the firm as a receptionist in 2019 and has quickly become a crucial team member. She is now a Legal Assistant with a varied administrative role within the practice, and is developing her experience in commercial property and lease matters.

Daniel Saunders is our receptionist and administrative assistant, providing crucial support to colleagues and clients, and will likely greet you if you call or visit us,


  • Conveyancing
  • Property Transfers
  • Mortgages (including HSBC, Santander and Nationwide)
  • Criminal Law
  • Wills, Probate and Trusts
  • Advice for the Elderly, including Care Funding
  • Commercial Landlord & Tenant
  • Small Business Advice