Family Law Solicitor Yeovil and Divorce Lawyer Yeovil
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 happy to be your Family Law Solicitor Yeovil and Divorce Lawyer Yeovil.
An Experienced and 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. In 2019 we are introducing a portal through which clients can log in to our cloud to access their documents.
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.
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 Yeovil
Our Divorce Lawyer Yeovil Team Includes Divorce Specialists Fiona Griffin and Karen Elliott
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 is a very experienced Chartered Legal Executive having qualified in 2003 following a lengthy career in law going back to the 1980s. Some of the feedback we have had about Karen includes:
I appreciate your kindness and am truly grateful I found you to represent me during this challenging time in mine and xxxx’s life. without your help and advice I don’t think I’d be in this position now and I thank you once again..
Karen is known for her patient and methodical team working and commitment to achieving good results for her clients in a sensible way.
Karen has previously worked for Porter Dodson and KSFLP in Taunton.
On occasions our other divorce specialists can also see clients in Yeovil by appointment.
Family Law Solicitor Yeovil
In addition to being divorce specialists, Karen Elliott and Fiona Griffin also assist clients with disputes concerning child arrangements.
Our team of Family Law Solicitor Yeovil Team 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 Yeovil in appropriate cases.
Open about charges
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 Yeovil
We meet clients by appointment in Yeovil at:
The White House, Hendford Hill, Yeovil BA20 2RF
Telephone: 01935 804466
Our Family Law Solicitor Yeovil and Divorce Lawyer Yeovil able to assist. Please give us a call.