Welcome to Alice Beck/ You could join our team as well?

Alice Beck - from fellow Devon Legal 500 Practice – KitsonsWelcome to Alice Beck

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Alice Beck to our team.

Alice joined us today from fellow Devon Legal 500 Practice – Kitsons. Alice trained with Kitsons and upon qualification chose to specialise in family law. After a couple of years with Kitsons, Alice has chosen to widen her experience and we are delighted that she has chosen to join us ahead of other interested firms.

Alice is a committee member for Devon YRES (Young Resolution) and joins a team which is very committed to the values of Resolution.

This means that our family law team now consists of 11 qualified lawyers – with two more to join in January and another in March. In addition, we now have three trainee solicitors and a trainee legal executive with four more prospective lawyers in our support team. Altogether we are one of the largest family law teams in the South-West.

2020 has been a massive year for our practice. Prior to the March 2020 lock-down we had exchanged contracts on the lease for our new offices in Exeter and we were already committed to a period of expansion. Fortunately, everything has gone well despite the significant challenges. Most of our team worked through the spring lock-down emerged (the courts were open and as providers of essential services so were we) and by the time of our move at the end of June everyone was back at work and we had a bigger team than in March.

We have added to what was already a very experienced team and in September 2020 gained recognition in the Legal 500 Directory as a leading Family Law Team.

legal 500 leading firm logoWe have been conscious of the need to recruit future talent into the team (hence our training programme) and Alice’s recruitment is very much part of a business plan to be developing our next generation of expert and specialist family lawyers.

Welcome to the team Alice…. We hope you enjoy a long career with us…

You could join our team as well?

Such has been the demand for our services we continue to grow. We are looking forward to announce our next additions in 2021. However it is also clear that we still have room for further growth and we are still very much on the lookout for further family lawyers to join our team. Below is our current job advertisement (from the website of the Devon and Somerset Law Society). We always have space for good family lawyers – whether in our immediate vicinity – or slightly further afield – we are always happy to discuss options.

If you’d like to know more then please do get in touch.

Family Law Solicitors – Various Options – ££Competitive

Fast growing, Legal 500 Niche Practice seeks family lawyers – all levels PQE –

Ian Walker founded Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors in 2013. We have grown from being Ian and a computer, into one of the strongest teams of family lawyers in the South West. We are very busy and are recruiting for further long term growth…


Divorce and/or Private Law Children and/or Child Care Law and/or with Family Mediation

Employed or Self-Employed(Fee Share Consultant)

Based in Exeter or further afield in South/South West

Office based or largely homeworking or in between

All levels PQE / Full time or part time


Legal 500, Winners of the Modern Law Awards 2020 – Boutique Law Firm (11+ employees)

One of the strongest Family Law Teams in the South West

Legal Aid Contracts for family law (We include 4 Children Panel Members) and Family Mediation (we can provide a route to mediation accreditation).

We have good IT / paperless working / everyone can work from home if we wanted.

We are committed members of Resolution (Ian Walker is Chair of Resolution Devon Region, Lauren Preedy (Head of our Divorce Team) is Chair of Resolution Somerset Region.

We are based in modern offices in Exeter and have a network of offices/locations from where we (normally) meet clients which is currently: Bath, Bristol, Honiton, Plymouth, Shaftesbury, Taunton, Torquay, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare and Yeovil. We are open to this network expanding further.

We are committed to being a friendly and inclusive practice and we have a pool table in our office. We are also Real Living Wage Employers.

Long term/leadership opportunities if wanted

All our work groups are very busy – so all options open to consideration


We want family lawyers who are good at what they do and who enjoy what they do and who want to work with like-minded colleagues in a collegiate and supportive team.

You will be committed to the highest standards of legal practice and client care.

More information

For more information please visit our website     https://familylawandmediation.co.uk/ 

How to apply

We look forward to receiving your application

Applications in confidence to: ianwalker@familylawandmediation.co.uk

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