Family Law Solicitor Bridgwater and Divorce Lawyer Bridgwater
Our Family Law Service
I founded Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors in 2013. It started with just myself and a computer. our team of specialist family law solicitors has now grown to a team of 9 Family Law Solicitors and Divorce Lawyers plus our support team.
We are now Family Law Solicitor Bridgwater and Divorce Lawyer Bridgwater.
A Specialist Team
Our mission statement is to set standards of excellence in the practice of family Law. It is to assist our clients to find the best solutions for their family in a child focused and cost effective way. We deliver our services in a flexible way, maximising our use of technology. We are accredited with the Law Society’s Lexcel Accreditation. Lexcel is independently assessed and demonstrates our commitment to consistently deliver services that meet client expectations, improve overall satisfaction and assist regulatory compliance. Lexcel Accreditation is re-assessed every year.
I am well known and respected in our local legal community including as the long-standing elected Chair of the Devon region of the family solicitor’s organisation: Resolution.
We have grown because of client demand and because we have been able to meet this demand through very experienced solicitors choosing to join our team.
Four of the solicitors in my team will formally partners and heads of the family law teams at their previous practices. I cannot think of any other practice in the south-west which has such a concentration of experience.
We are now a team of 9 specialist family lawyers which makes us one of the largest specialist teams in the South West.
Divorce Lawyer Bridgwater
Our Divorce Lawyer Bridgwater Team Includes Divorce Specialists Fiona Griffin and Stephanie Hinde.
Fiona Griffin qualified as a solicitor in 2000. Fiona is a specialist divorce lawyer. Fiona also has a specialism in cohabitation financial disputes. Fiona has achieved the Resolution Accredited Specialist status. Fiona joined us from John Hodge solicitors in Weston-super-Mare, where she was a partner and head of the family department. Fiona has previously worked for Stones Solicitors in Taunton.
Fiona also specialises in collaborative family law.
Karen Elliott qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2003. Stef is a specialist divorce lawyer. Karen previously worked for Porter Dodson and KSFLP. Karen is known for her patient and methodical team working and commitment to achieving good results for her clients in a sensible way.
Karen and Fiona are both members of the committee of Somerset Resolution.
On occasion our other divorce specialists can also see clients in Bridgwater by appointment.
Family Law Solicitor Bridgwater
In addition to being divorce specialists, Stephanie Hinde and Fiona Griffin also assist clients with disputes concerning child arrangements.
Our team of Family Law Solicitor Bridgwater also includes children law specialists Sandy Powell and Carrie Meikle.
Sandy Powell qualified as a solicitor in 1988. Sandy is a long-standing member of The Law Society Children Panel and was formerly partner and the head of the family Law team at a solicitors in Exeter. Sandy specialises in social services cases.
Carrie Meikle qualified as a solicitor in 2010. Carrie has also achieved Resolution Accredited Specialist Status. Carrie undertakes all types of children work including social services cases and she especially concentrates on emergency work including urgent children hearings and obtaining protective injunction orders.
In addition to Carrie and Sandy our other specialist solicitors will also see clients in Bridgwater in appropriate cases.
Open about costs
We are open about how we charge and have always published our hourly charging rates on our website. This is very unusual for solicitors.
When we have surveyed the charges of our competitors, we have found that our hourly charging rates are lower than the family law teams to whom we would wish to be compared.
Choosing a solicitor is not simply about costs. It is also about expertise and approach. We believe that we tick these boxes for our clients also.
We are supportive of clients using mediation, Collaborative Family Law and Arbitration in appropriate cases. Sometimes going to Court to achieve resolution of a case is necessary. What is most important is to have a clear sense of what the most appropriate range of outcomes are and then to find the best path to achieve the best of these.
We are also able to assist clients with cases concerning social services through our legal aid contract in appropriate circumstances.
Assisting clients in Bridgwater
We meet clients by appointment in Bridgwater at:
The Exchange, Express Park, Bristol Rd, Bridgwater
Somerset TA6 4RR
Telephone: 01278 588030
Our Family Law Solicitor Bridgwater and Divorce Lawyer Bridgwater able to assist. Please give us a call.