Ian Walker – Founder/ Director/ Solicitor/ Mediator/ Arbitrator
Meet our award winning Family Solicitors in Exeter and divorce solicitors law team in Exeter
Founded in 2012, Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors is a specialist divorce solicitors and family law solicitors practice based in Exeter. We also have meeting locations across the South-West.
Our Exeter family lawyers practice has grown to become one of the largest and experienced teams of lawyers and mediators who specialise in family law and divorce matters in Devon and Somerset and across the South-West. Our practice is recognised for its excellence in the independently researched Legal 500.
There are lots of good reasons to instruct our Exeter family lawyers and of all solicitors – some of which are below;
We are independently recommended as a leading team of family lawyers by the legal 500
We have strength and depth in both our Divorce and Relationships Team and our Children Law Team
Our Divorce and Relationships Team is led by the well-respected Lauren Preedy and also includes the well-respected high net worth and LGBT+ specialist – Bridget Garrood.
Our Children Law Team includes the highly respected Kim Stradling (previously a Partner and Head of Family Law with Everys) Paul Sykes and Sandy Powell (previously a partner and Head of Family Law with Dunn and Baker) – in total we have five children panel members in our team and altogether the largest team of child law specialists in Exeter and possibly South of Bristol.
Our Exeter Family Lawyers and divorce solicitors are well known for our commitment to the commitment to standards of best practice of Resolution. Our founder – Ian Walker has been Chair of the Devon Region of Resolution for a decade. Bridget Garrood was one of Ian’s predecessors. Lauren Preedy has chaired the Somerset Region. Ian has also served on the Law Society Family Law Committee, as a trustee of the Family Mediators Association and on Resolution’s national Dispute Resolution Committee.
Lauren Preedy – Senior Associate Solicitor – Head of Divorce and Relationships Team
We are committed to the use of all sensible forms of dispute resolution including: mediation, arbitration, collaborative family law, principled negotiation, and when necessary focused litigation.
Our Exeter family lawyers and divorce solicitors are well known for innovation. With our Divorce Support Club – we provide our divorce clients with a monthly private group session with a respected divorce coach – which is free for our clients.
We are very open about our charges. Unlike virtually all our competitors – we are happy to publish our hourly charge rates on our website.
We are constantly seeking to improve our technology to improve to improve the service/experience that we can offer compliance.
We have also developed a model where we are committed to the training of talented young solicitors. Having a vibrant and inclusive workplace benefits how we practice and it also benefits how we assist our clients.
Clients choose our Exeter family lawyers and divorce solicitors because they need help to resolve their family law and divorce cases.
No one ever instructs us saying that they want to have the most expensive and divisive court battle possible. They come to us because of our commitment to trying to sort things out in the right way and to achieve sensible and fair outcomes.
We have also established a specialism representing other lawyers and their families including from out of area.
We are a team of expert lawyers who have years of experience dealing with family law cases. It is our duty to offer clear advice and provide excellent service. Book a meeting with one of our lawyers today.
Call our experienced Family Law Solicitors, Divorce Lawyers or Mediators now
Progressive Family Solicitors in Exeter And Divorce Solicitors
We are committed to the practice of progressive family law Exeter. By this we mean that our team have many years assisting Exeter families and representing them in Exeter Family Court. We are progressive Exeter family lawyers in that we are solution-focussed. We will support clients through the best process for them, to achieve a fair outcome to their case.
Clients want good advice at a fair price, which is what we strive to provide.
Family law solicitors, Divorce Solicitors and Family Mediators Exeter
At Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors, we strive for the best solution for you at all times. We offer advice and assistance for a full range of Family Law Services, namely;
If you need to sort out child maintenance payments, housing finances or custody arrangements with your ex spouse, our lawyers can help. Our lawyers are trained mediators who help resolve family matters in a peaceful manner.
If you do not wish to participate in court proceedings, we can be present and convey decisions on your behalf. Our lawyers are experienced in family law and trained to deal with child arbitration cases.
Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors is a now one of the leading family law teams in Exeter and across the South-West, We are Law Society accredited family mediators and Resolution Accredited Specialists who take a progressive approach towards family law issues.
Get in touch with family law solicitor from Exeter today.
Meet our Exeter Family Lawyers And Divorce Solicitors
Our modern head office is discreetly located in the Pynes Hill Business Park on the outskirts of Exeter. We are conscious that Southernhay and Southernhay Gardens – where most Exeter Law Firms are based, can be quite bit busy, and many clients wouldn’t necessarily want to be seen going in and coming out of a solicitors office. Our location does give a better degree of privacy.
Our Exeter family lawyers And Divorce Solicitors are able to meet with clients for Family Law Exeter by appointment.
Our Exeter service is based at:
Exeter EX2 5FD
Telephone: 01392 248113.
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