Welcome to the website of Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors.

We are a specialist Family Law Solicitors Practice

We are also a Mediation Service.

Ian is also a founding Arbitrator within the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) Children Arbitration Scheme. (An Arbitrator is a private judge who is able to make legally binding decisions).

Our head office is in Honiton at the East Devon Business Centre, which is conveniently located next to the A30 and has plenty of free parking. We have consulting rooms in Exeter (Near to Central Station), central Taunton (The Crescent) and Yeovil (Hendford Hill). We see clients by appointment at all of our offices.

We aim to offer excellent value for money through a combination of expertise, lower hourly charges than City Centre Solicitors and an outcome focused approach.

We use the same top level family law library and practice support service used top city centre solicitors.

Our testimonials include:

“ Ian was brilliant. Would recommend him 100%”

“I found the firm very helpful. They provided very professional sound advice. The service was efficient and reliable. Pleased with the outcome.”

If you qualify for Legal Aid then there is no charge for the initial meeting. If not, we make a modest Fixed Charge for initial meetings which are for a full hour. We find that an hour is normally the right amount of time to understand your problem and to answer your questions fully. Full details are on our Charges page.

We are contracted with the Legal Aid Agency to provide Legal Aid for both Family Law and Family Mediation.

We attract clients from across Devon and Somerset including; Honiton, Exeter, Taunton, Yeovil, Sidmouth, Seaton, Cullompton, Axminster, Ottery St Mary, Tiverton, Cranbrook, Beer, Colyton, Exmouth and Clyst St Mary, Chard, Wellington and Uplyme. We are also happy to assist clients who either live within, or are travelling into the South West.

We have included a lot of useful information on the website. Please have a look at it, and when you are ready, give us a call.



Our Mission Statement is to set standards of
excellence in the practice of Family Law and Mediation. It is to assist our clients to find the best solutions for their family, in a way that is child focused, cost effective and which is as un-traumatic as possible.

I am a very experienced specialist Family Law Solicitor. I am well known and respected in our local legal community. I founded Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors from scratch, because I wanted the freedom to assist my clients in the right way. I have a long history of promoting best practice.

Since I founded the firm, it has evolved. I have been joined by other experienced practitioners. Our most recent addition is Kim Stradling, who was head of family law at Everys Solicitors. Kim Stradling is a very well respected children law specialist including cases involving Social Services.

We all share the same office and work as a team. There are now 6 of us. This gives us greater flexibility and availability to meet the needs of our clients. A key member of our team is Beth Hazeltine who is our Client Care Manager.

I assist families during Separation and Divorce and with Financial and Child Law cases. (Including with Social Services).

Because I practice and am experienced in all the different options, I can give my clients a genuine choice.

  • Court Proceedings
  • Collaborative Law
  • Negotiation
  • Family Mediation
  • Arbitration

I am a married father of four and have lived in East Devon for 18 years. I am respected by fellow family law solicitor’s and I am currently the elected Chair of the Devon region of the family law solicitor’s organisation; Resolution.