Join our team

_MG_5336We enjoy being family lawyers, We enjoy each others company and working together. We don’t like office politics or working for people who don’t understand what we do.

We are primarily based in Honiton because it is convenient (and has a good catchment area), We could have based ourselves in Exeter, but we choose to be different. Our strategy has been successful – we are looking for likeminded lawyers to share our success.

We are committed to family law and the use of mediation and the principles of Resolution.

We are genuine team: Personality is very important.

We have a flat structure and make good use of IT and cloud based technology. This means that we are adaptable and flexible. Home working and smart working is encouraged. As specialists we know our area of work and can innovate.  We are not competing against other departments or inertia in a multi disciple practice.

But we are serious lawyers who want to be the best at what we do. We have access to a premium law library and practice support. Gaining and maintaining panel memberships is encouraged.

There are definite partnership opportunities. 

We have been successful in generating a good flow of both Legal Work and Mediation Work and there are clearly opportunities to generate more. We are receive referrals from satisfied clients and by word of mouth.

In the last four and half years we have come a long way and there is clearly room for further growth.

We have the following opportunities:

Solicitor – divorce and finance specialist

We are looking for a solicitor with:

  • Good academic background.
  • Good grounding in divorce/finance law (ideally within a larger practice/team)
  • Good IT skills
  • A team player with sense of humour
  • Passion for family law

Genuine long term opportunities.

Solicitor – Experienced – Fee Share

We are looking for solicitors with:

  • Good and experienced family law specialists with a track record
  • Probably with partnership experience but fed up with glass ceilings, partnership politics, management – who just want to do the work they enjoyed doing in the first place without having to put up with the nonsense.
  • A desire to work flexibly and willingness to fee share
  • Good IT skills
  • A team player
  • Passion for family law

Genuine partnership opportunity if wanted.

Flexible working -including homeworking – but you will need to come into the office in Honiton for a day each week. You will be based in Devon or Somerset.

Help me grow the business and have greater control of your future.

Accredited Mediator

We would also be pleased to hear MIAMs approved and accredited Mediators. You would able to help grow our mediation service, particularly in Exeter and Taunton.

Small and Relaxed

We are looking for the right personalities, who are able to work hard and effectively but can have a laugh at the same time.

Ideally we will have a team of around 8 lawyers. We want to be a team, working for each other, with the ability to adapt to changes in the market. Neither too big or too small, but just right!

Realistic Targets

We like fee sharing – the advantage of fee sharing is the we are not going to pressure you to earn fees of  £100,000 or more. We will work together for our mutual long term advantage.

Can you help us to grow?

Please send your CV  and covering letter to Ian at ianwalker@familylawandmediation.co.uk

Being open minded and creative (see our values); we are certainly very willing to consider any opportunities which may arise. We are recruiting for long term growth.

Committed to Legal Aid

Our Legal Aid Mediation Contract allows us to work from locations in; Exeter, Honiton, Exmouth, Cullumpton, Taunton, Okehampton, Torquay, Totnes and Plymouth. To do this we had to identify inexpensive offices/rooms which are similar to our headquarters in Honiton.

Our full Legal Aid contract for family services is from our office in Honiton, in the East Devon catchment area. Our SQM was renewed in 2016 and we are all set for the new round of tendering in 2017 for 2018 legal aid contracts.

Non-legally aided work is not limited to any geographic location.

No agencies

No consultants

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We should also add that unfortunately we are not in a position to offer students at any level work experience.