Welcome to Stephanie Hinde – Family Law Solicitor

stef 3On Monday 30 October our specialist team family lawyers was further strengthened by new addition Stephanie Hinde who joins us as a consultant solicitor.

Stephanie joins us from Somerset firm Pardoes, with whom she trained. Stephanie was previously based at their offices in Taunton and Bridgwater.

Educated in Somerset, Liverpool and Paris

Stephanie has a strong academic background. Before gaining a good LLB English and French Laws with French Language degree at the University of Liverpool, Stephanie was educated at Bridgewater College and Haygrove School, Bridgwater. Her degree involved spending a year Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France. Not surprisingly Stephanie is a fluent French speaker.

After university gained a commendation for her Legal Practice Course before undertaking her solicitors training contract with Pardoes.

Stephanie’s special expertise

Stephanie chose to specialise in family law after qualification and her particular expertise is in representing clients in divorce proceedings with particular interest in representing teachers. Having previously undertaken voluntary work in a classroom assistant role at Penrose Special Needs School in Bridgwater and having at one point considered teaching as an alternative career path, Stephanie has particular insight into the additional demands and stresses upon teachers at times of relationship breakdown.

To the same end, Stephanie has gained an understanding of the stresses upon parents whose children have special needs and the additional problems this can lead to when arranging fair child arrangements –  which are focused upon the unique needs of the child – which can be lost sight of in times of parental dispute.

Part of our team

We are very pleased that Stephanie has chosen to join us. Her patient and methodical team working and commitment to the Resolution way of working should allow her to fit comfortably into our team.

At Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors we work as a team and with our recruitment policy and procedures we endeavoured to recruit new team members who will be another essential part of our team jigsaw.

One of the largest specialist family law teams in Devon and Somerset

Stephanie joining us means that our team now consists of 4 specialist solicitors (Ian, Kim, Carrie and Stef) together with chartered legal executive Karen.

This means we have 5 specialist family lawyers who are very ably supported by our paralegal/trainee solicitor Hannah and client care manager Beth. This means that we are now one of the larger family law teams in Devon and Somerset, and we have room for more growth yet.

Give Stephanie a call

Stephanie will be meeting clients in both Honiton and Taunton.

To arrange a meeting call our administration number 03339390188 or either: 01404 819098 or 01823 429183