Leading Family Lawyers in the South West

 

Welcome to Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors.

 

We are specialist Family Law Solicitors / Divorce Lawyers / Family Mediators working across Exeter, Honiton, Taunton, Torquay as well as Yeovil, Weston-super-Mare, and Bridgwater.

We have one of the most experienced teams of Family Law Solicitors and Divorce Lawyers in the South West. (Several of our team have previously headed family law teams at rival firms) We are also a neutral family mediation service.

We want to be the best family law solicitor / divorce solicitor / family mediator for you.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 (updated 11 May 2020)

We remain open for business and continue to provide clients (including new clients) with the advice, representation and service whilst at the same time prioritising the health of our employees and their families.

Our legal team is largely working from home. We are meeting with clients through videoconferencing (including new clients). This is working well for everyone.

We will wait and see how the spread of the virus is affected by the loosening of lock-down restrictions before we reinstate the offer of face to face meetings. We will in due course need to review what additional safeguards will be needed. For the time being meetings will remain as being through videoconferencing.

The Courts remain open but offering a reduced service. We continue to represent our clients.

Our switchboard remains open. The email addresses of our lawyers can be found on our contact page. Clients are encouraged to email where possible.

Until the crisis passes, we will follow carefully the guidance from the Government and from HM Courts service.

Inevitably, the speed of response to communications will be slightly slower than normal – but we remain committed to doing the very best for our clients.

Please be patient and generous and child focused. The crises will pass. 

I founded Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors from scratch in 2012. We are now one of the South West leading Family Law Solicitors practices with an exceptionally experienced team. We hold the Law Society Lexcel Accreditation for excellence in Legal Practice.

We are all committed members of Resolution. I am the current Chair of Devon Resolution, first being elected by my peers in 2009. I am also a former member of the Law Society Family Law Committee and a former trustee of the Family Mediators Association. I am a current member of Resolution’s Dispute Resolution Committee. The best progressive family law practice is embedded in the DNA of our team.

We assist with matters such as; Divorce/Separation, Divorce Finance, Pre-nuptial Agreements; Child Law including; Child Arrangements, Social Services cases, Surrogacy, Adoption, Mediation, Arbitration and (subject to availability) with Legal Aid.

We strive to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and their children and to provide an outstanding service. We are transparent about how we charge. Read more about us below…

Please get in touch to arrange a meeting to discuss your case

Our Team

Ian Walker
Ian Walker

Director/Solicitor/Mediator/ Arbitrator Law Society Children Panel and Mediation Accredited

Lauren Preedy
Lauren Preedy

Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Divorce Team

Kim Stradling
Kim Stradling

Consultant Solicitor – Law Society Children Panel – Leading Child Law Specialist

Fiona Griffin
Fiona Griffin

Consultant Solicitor / Resolution Accredited Specialist / Collaborative Family Lawyer

David Howell-Richardson
David Howell-Richardson

Consultant Solicitor/Mediator - Law Society Family Law and Mediation Accreditations

Sandy Powell
Sandy Powell

Associate Solicitor - Resolution Financial Provision Accredited – Law Society Children Panel

Karen Elliott
Karen Elliott

Consultant Chartered Legal Executive – Divorce Specialist

Nicole Phare
Nicole Phare

Consultant Solicitor

Briony Phillips
Briony Phillips

Trainee Legal Executive

Khendra Porter
Khendra Porter

Paralegal

Julie Cornwell
Julie Cornwell

Child Consultant

Leanne Cornock-Stark
Leanne Cornock-Stark

Practice Manager

Alison Luxton
Alison Luxton

Paralegal

Office Locations

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