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If possible, we use out of court solutions; Mediation and Collaborative Family Law and Solicitor Negotiation
But not all cases can be resolved out of Court, so when we do go to Court we will prepare cases thoroughly and will work with clients to ensure their cases are focused and realistic.
We have one of the most experienced teams of lawyers in Devon and Somerset. In addition to Ian, 3 of our lawyers have been partner and head of family law at their previous practices; Kim Stradling (Everys Solicitors), David Howell-Richardson (Stones Solicitors) and Sandy Powell (Dunn and Baker Solicitors). We cannot think of another practice in Devon and Somerset which has as great a concentration of other heads of family law teams as our practice.
In addition all of Ian Walker, David Howell-Richardson, Sandy Powell and Kim Stradling, trained as family mediators in the mid to late 1990s. Ian and David are both hold current accreditations as Family Law Mediators from the Law Society.
Our testimonials include:
“We would like to thank you for the masterful way in which you have dealt with this matter on our behalf. It has certainly not been easy or smooth running…”
“ 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.”
“100% happy with Ian and the firm. The correspondence was always good and they are very sensitive and understanding of the situation.”
“Karen was very helpful and supportive throughout. More than happy with the service that she has received. Karen is very organised and has really helped.”
“Really happy. Brilliant. I would recommend Karen absolutely.”
“We had a visit from social services on Tuesday and they have decided that no more visits will be needed. We are so happy and wanted to thank you for everything.”
“Ian is a very committed and hardworking solicitor with a passion for child law in particular. He deals with cases in a holistic way putting his clients’ interests first. He is also proactive in advancing law reform.”
“We have worked with Ian for a number of years; we have always found him to be friendly and efficient, and very professional in his approach, and we would not hesitate to recommend his services.”
“Ian is a hardworking family lawyer specialising in Public Law care proceedings. He pays close attention to detail, leaving no stone unturned.”
“Ian is a very experienced proactive Family Law Solicitor.”
“Cool calm and collected – informative realistic and clear”
Did you get the impression that we were determined to our best for you? – “Yes I did get this impression, and in such difficult circumstances. This was important.”
“I thought the mediation process was excellent. Ian was a very good listener and fair to both of us. I felt there was progression during the sessions and that we were getting somewhere. However, when my (ex-husband) refused to give financial disclosure mediation came to a standstill. Because it ended, the flow of communication broke down between us and it seemed like we had return to square one again. I would recommend Ian service to a friend. I think it would be a very successful process if people weren’t as idiotic as my ex-husband.”
“This case was taken on a short notice due to another solicitors firm being ineffectual. The case progressed swiftly with your support and excellent advice was given leading to the right outcomes for the child”.
But you will only find out what we are really like when you meet us. So, after finding out more about us, pick up the phone or visit the contact page.
You may have questions such as: What are the types of family law? What is a family lawyer? What does a lawyer do? Or can arbitration help in family disputes? We have created an FAQ’s page that can help answer those questions.