We are now Family Law Solicitors in Torquay

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Family Law Solicitors in Torquay

Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors are now also Family Law Solicitors in Torquay

The last 18 months has been an exceptional period for Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors.

Our achievements since January 2018

In this period, we have:

  • Gained the Law Society Lexcel practice management accreditation
  • Successfully re-tendered for the renewal of our Legal Aid Contracts for Family Law and for Family Mediation
  • Opened new offices in Weston-Super-Mare
  • Added Five Solicitors to our team, namely; the highly experienced David Howell-Richardson, Sandy Powell, Fiona Griffin and Nicole Phare as well as the more recently qualified Imogen Powell. This means we are a team of nine family lawyers (including also; Ian Walker, Kim Stradling, Karen Elliott and Carrie Meikle) – which makes us one of the largest family law teams in the South-West.

Whilst less visible, we have made changes to our website and to our procedures so that we have improved out transparency about legal pricing/charges and our systems to provide and outstanding service to our clients.

As part of these changes we have incorporated innovative technology into our website to assist new clients to better engage with us and to improve what we are able to provide at initial meeting. We have also introduced a pay as you go and wider fixed fee service.

Ian Walker Torquay Offices BuildingFamily Law Solicitors in Torquay

The final step in this period of growth is the opening of our Torquay Family Law Office on the 03 June 2019.

Our Torquay Family Law Office is conveniently located in Lymington Road, at the Torquay Business Centre.

We selected this as a location because it is easily accessible from all parts of Torquay. Torquay Business Centre is a relatively short distance from Torquay County Court. It is also reasonably convenient for Torbay Council social services meetings at Union House.

We also have the benefit of being able to offer free parking (subject to availability and normally pre-booking) and good disabled access.

Nicole Family Law SolicitorOur  Team

Our Torquay solicitors team will be led by Nicole Phare.

Nicole qualified as a specialist family law solicitor in 2005 and specialises in both children law and divorce.

Nicole enjoyed a long career in family law before qualifying as a solicitor and most of her career has been spent working for different practices in Torbay

Nicole will be supported in building our Torquay family law solicitors office by our director Ian Walker and highly experienced solicitors David Howell-Richardson and Sandy Powell.

Both Ian and Sandy have had careers which have included working for South Devon/Torquay practices and between us, we have assisted many Torbay families over the years.

There are now 3 practices in Torquay which include Law Society Children Panel Members and which offer Legal Aid

Torquay Law Office Building FrontWe are conscious that over the years the number of solicitors firms who undertake complex children work in Torquay has significantly reduced.

Before we opened our Torquay solicitors office there were only two firms of solicitors with offices in Torquay which included members of the Law Society Children Panel and which still offer a legally aided service.

By opening an office in Torquay we have taken this number up to 3.

From our Torquay family law solicitors office we will be assisting clients both with children law and divorce.

Divorce Lawyers in Torquay

We are a team of specialist divorce lawyers in Torquay. We will be offering a divorce service from our Torquay family law office.

At Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors we are committed members of the family law solicitors organisation Resolution. Ian Walker is now in his third (three year) term as the elected chair of the Devon region of resolution. Ian is also a member of Resolution’s national Dispute Resolution Committee which promotes innovation and best practice in resolving family Law and divorce cases out of court. He has previously served as both a member of the Law Society Family Law Committee and as a trustee of the Family Mediators Association. One of Ian’s achievements was the introduction of collaborative family law in Devon.

We are committed to assisting our divorce clients to resolve their cases in a principled and fair way which focuses on achieving good outcomes but ensures that the needs of the couple’s children are not lost in (often unnecessary) adult disputes.

If you believe we can assist – please do get in touch.

Join our Family Law Team

In six and half years we have grown from nothing to being a leading family law solicitors practice and mediation service in the south-west.

We have achieved our growth through the innovative use of technology. Are use of technology is both client facing and also within the platform through which we work. We make good use of cloud technology. We use other innovative software and we subscribe to the best available family law practice support service.

We now have SRA authorised offices in Honiton, Exeter, Torquay and Weston-super-Mare as well as consulting rooms we access in Yeovil and Bridgwater.

Our team consists of both employed solicitors and fee share consultant’s.

Whilst on the one hand we intend to consolidate the advances we have made over the last 18 months, on the other hand, we are always open to new opportunities.

We are therefore ever open to hear from outstanding family lawyers who might be based in Devon and Somerset slightly further afield who are interested in joining an innovative, collegiate, noncorporate but highly professional and expert team. Our team has grown around its people and being open to new opportunities and if you share our vision and would like to join our journey then we would like to hear from you. (Equity opportunities are available). Join our Family Law Solicitors in Torquay.