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Ian Walker – Solicitor/ Mediator/ Arbitrator/ Managing Director

Dorchester Family Law Solicitors and divorce solicitors and Family Mediators

Founded in 2012, Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors is an award winning and leading regional and family law solicitors practice based in the South-West including Dorset, Somerset and Devon.

We have dedicated offices in Dorchester in Poundbury.

Progressive Divorce Solicitors and Family Law Solicitors Dorchester

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 nd Divorce and Mediation Services, namely;

Divorce and separation

Financial cases

Child law

Social services cases

Domestic abuse

Collaborative family law

Family mediation

Child arbitration

An Award-Winning Team

Award winning Solicitors

In 2021 our Divorce Solicitors and Family Law Solicitors Dorchester were recognised as winners and were also highly commended in the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards

Choose or team of Divorce Solicitors and Family Solicitors Dorchester to assist you

There are lots of good reasons to instruct us – some of which are below;

  • Our practice is recognised for its excellence in the independently researched Legal 500.
  • We 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
  • 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.Law Firm of the Year South
  • Our Divorce and Relationships Team includes the well-respected high net worth and LGBT+ specialist – Bridget Garrood.
  • 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.
  • We 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 publish our hourly charge rates on our website.
  • Our Client Service Guarantee is a commitment to providing an outstanding service to all of our clients.
  • 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.

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.

Speak to one of our Divorce Solicitors and Family Law Solicitors Dorchester or Family Mediators today

Our Divorce Support Club

Have you heard about our Divorce Support Club?

As a team of experienced family lawyers we know that separation or divorce can be one of the most traumatic things you may go through in life. The emotional journey of separation or divorce is extremely challenging to navigate so we have partnered with a respected Divorce Coach.

The aim is to provide clients with a safe and informal place via monthly online webinars to ask questions and gather a toolkit of strategies to help manage emotions and get clarity around the things that can be a source of worry, allowing clients to focus on what they can do, enabling them to feel stronger and more confident.

Learn more about our Divorce Support Club 



Meet our Dorchester Family Law Team


  • Lisa Holden
    Lisa Holden Partner and Solicitor/ Collaborative Lawyer/ Family Mediator - Head of Family Mediation Team Rate per hour £280 + VAT
  • Karen Elliott
    Karen Elliott Partner and Consultant Chartered Legal Executive – Divorce and Relationships Specialist Rate per hour £250 + VAT
  • Ian Walker
    Ian Walker Director/Solicitor/Mediator /Arbitrator Law Society Children Panel and Mediation Accredited Rate per hour £300 + VAT
  • Lauren Preedy
    Lauren Preedy Partner and Solicitor and Head of Divorce and Relationships Team Rate per hour £280+ VAT


  • Meet our Family Law Solicitors in Dorchester (Poundbury)

    Our Divorce and Family Law Solicitors Dorchester Office is located at:

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    Unit F1,

    Prospect House,

    Poundbury,

    Dorchester,

    DT1 3WE

    Telephone; 01305 896776

    There is plenty FREE on street parking near the office.

     

    NO POST SHOULD BE SENT TO THIS OFFICE WITHOUT PRIOR ARRANGEMENT 

    We are available to see clients in Dorchester by appointment.

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