Welcome to David Howell-Richardson

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We are very pleased to announce that David Howell-Richardson has joined us as a Consultant Solicitor and  Mediator.

David is very well known and respected in our legal community. He brings with him more than 40 years experience in legal practice as a solicitor. The vast majority of this has been as a family law specialist.

David was for many years a partner and the Head of Family Law at Stones Solicitors. Stones were a long-standing Exeter firm of solicitors. Over the years Stones Solicitors assisted very many Exeter and Devon families. More recently Stones Solicitors merged with national firm Trowers and Hamlins Solicitors. He remained as a partner with Trowers and Hamlins and then as a consultant.

David will continue to work in Exeter as well as assisting clients from our offices in Honiton and Taunton.

David assists clients with divorce and separation, children issues and mediation.

We are very lucky to have gained such a respected professional with such a wealth of experience as a member of our team.

A very experienced team

We have one of the most experienced teams of lawyers in Devon and Somerset. In addition to Ian Walker (longstanding Chair of Devon Resolution, former Law Society Family Law Committee member and Family Mediators Association Trustee), 3 of our lawyers have been partner and head of family law at their previous practices; Kim Stradling (Everys Solicitors), David Howell-Richardson (Stones Solicitors) and Sandy Powell (Dunn and Baker Solicitors). We cannot think of another practice in Devon and Somerset which has as great a concentration of former heads of other family law teams as our practice.

We now have a team of 7 family law specialist solicitors and mediators, with additional growth planned in 2018. We are now one of the larger family law teams in Devon and Somerset. We have a shared ethos of assisting clients to achieve good solutions through sensible negotiation where possible.

Accredited Family Mediator

David is accredited by the Law Society as a Family Mediation Practitioner. David has regularly mediated since qualifying as a mediator in 1998. David is a strong advocate for seeking to resolve disputes through discussion and negotiation. Making a court application should be a last resort, (albeit sometimes necessary), rather than the a first step.

Law Society Family Law Accreditation

David is also holds the Law Society Family Law Accreditation for representation of adults on public law and children related issues.

We are very lucky to have gained such a respected professional with such a wealth of experience as a member of our team.

Contact David by emailing:dhr@familylawandmediation.co.uk

Visit our website at: https://familylawandmediation.co.uk/