Exciting opportunities to join our growing Family Law team in Devon and Somerset

Exciting opportunities to join our growing Family Law team in Devon and Somerset

_MG_5336In just over four years Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors have grown from being just me and a computer to a team including myself, an assistant solicitor and a legal executive.

We will soon be joined by another solicitor, who is one of Devon’s leading child law experts.

We are primarily based in Honiton, but have consulting rooms and a good stream of work in Taunton. We renewed our SQM in 2016 and are looking forward to expanding our legal aid offering in the next contract tender round.

Our work is a mix of Private Work and Legal Aid, including Divorce, Finance, Child Law (both private and public law) and mediation.

I am the current chair of Devon Resolution. I am a Solicitor, Mediator and Arbitrator

My firm is small, specialist, flexible and relaxed. We have now been trading for over four years and recently moved into a larger workspace. We have reached the point where we can take our next steps. Find out more about us at www.familylawandmediation.co.uk

We have the following vacancies:

Trainee Legal Executive/ Paralegal /Potential Training Contract

You will need a strong academic background and clean driving licence.

Ideally you have successfully completed your LPC and possess excellent organizational, communication and IT skills. The successful candidate must demonstrate a knowledge of and passion for family law and be a team player with good sense of humour.

The position is as a paralegal for a probationary period of 6months, but with a view to this being a training contract (subject to SRA approval), or an alternative route to qualification. (We have arrangements for a non family seat). Possibility for this to start in summer/autumn 2017.

Excellent long term prospects

Based in Honiton


You will have a background in family law. Good admin and organisation skills. You will organise us in the office. No audio typing.

Ideally you will be a graduate.

Possibility of the role being school hours

Based in Honiton

Solicitor – Experienced – Fee Share – Genuine Partnership Opportunity

I would like to recruit another experienced Solicitor, ideally with a background in divorce/finance with the possibility of them becoming a partner sooner rather than later.
Fee share

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 Honiton and Taunton.
Small and Relaxed

Be part of our team

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 6 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

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.

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