Alice Beck - About Me

Alice Beck
Solicitor Rate per hour £200 + VAT

Alice qualified as a solicitor in September 2018 with Legal 500 practice – Kitsons this at their Plymouth office and immediately chose to specialise in family law.

Alice joined us in December 2020 and advises across a variety of Family Law matters with a strong focus on Private Law Children. Before studying at the University of Reading Alice attended Exmouth Community College and Exeter College.

What is my role with Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors?

I am a solicitor in our Children Law Team assisting clients with child arrangements disputes.

My professional background

I completed the Graduate Diploma In Law at The University of East Anglia and then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at Plymouth University. Following completion of my LPC I worked for Ashfords as a Coveyancing Assistant and later moved onto Trowers and Hamlins where I worked as a Paralegal in the Housing team.

I completed my training contract with Kitsons solicitors in 2016 having completed seats in commercial property, private client and family law. I qualified into the family team, having decided this was the area of law which most interested me. I undertook a variety of family work at Kitsons including Private Law Children, Divorce and Financial Matters and Pre-Nuptial Agreements.  I worked for Kitsons for 4 years.

Why I chose a career in the law

My undergraduate degree was in Philosophy. As part of this I studied the Philosophy of Law and Crime and Punishment and this is where my interest in the law began. I had always wanted a career working with people and helping people, a career in law offered me this.

What I most enjoy about my role

I most enjoy helping people to achieve the outcome they desire and building up a strong relationship with clients throughout the process.

My career highlight/career ambitions

So far my career highlight has been concluding a complicated Private Law Children matter which had been running for 4 years and obtaining the result which the client had wanted throughout. It had been a very difficult few years for the client and it was a privilege to support and guide them through the legal process. 

A tip that I can give to prospective clients

The tip I would give to prospective clients would be to provide your solicitor with as much information relating to your matter as possible at the outset so that we have the full picture.

 What I enjoy doing in my spare time

In my spare time I enjoy going for walks in the Devon countryside, often involving a visit to a local pub or café. I am also a keen cook and regularly try out new recipes on family and friends. I am a member of a local Karate club and enjoy training with them every week.

Something that I have done in my spare time of which I am very proud

I am very proud of obtaining my brown belt with double white stripes in Karate. I had hoped to try for my black belt this year but unfortunately Covid has not made this possible, I hope to try next year.