Welcome to Lauren Preedy: Senior Associate Solicitor / Head of our Divorce Team

Lauren Preedy: Senior Associate Solicitor/Head of our Divorce TeamWelcome to Lauren Preedy: Senior Associate Solicitor / Head of our Divorce Team.

We are very pleased to welcome Lauren Preedy to our team.

The new Head of our Divorce Team

Lauren joined us on Monday, 20 April 2020 as a Senior Associate Solicitor and head of our Divorce Team.

Lauren is the current Chair of the Somerset Region of Resolution. We are therefore in the unique position of having within our team the Chairs of both Devon and Somerset regions of Resolution (our founder Ian Walker being the long-standing Chair of Devon Region).

Lauren is a highly experienced Divorce Solicitor and her Specialist areas of work are: divorce, separation and resolving financial matters following relationship breakdown (for married and unmarried people).

Lauren has specific expertise in dealing with complex and/or high net worth financial matters, many with a business or pension element.

An additional Collaborative Family Lawyer in our team

Lauren is also a Collaborative Family Lawyer and is the Chair of the Somerset Collaborative POD Committee.

Together with Fiona Griffin and Ian Walker, this means that we now have three collaborative family lawyers within our team.

Our divorce team now consists of divorce specialists; Lauren Preedy, Fiona Griffin, Karen Elliott, David Howell Richardson and Nicole Phare supported by our team members who also undertake divorce work but who have a slightly broader practice, namely: Ian Walker and Sandy Powell. Altogether this is a very experienced team.

Ian Walker Divorce Lawyer Photo headshotA significant addition to our team

2020 is going to be a significant year in the growth of Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors.

Ian Walker says about plans:

Our practice has now been in business for nearly 7 ½ years. In this time we have grown from the practice being just me and a computer, to becoming one of the most significant specialist family law teams in the South-West.

It now seems an age away, but in February 2020 we were recognised in the Modern Law Awards as Boutique Law Firm of the Year (11+ employees) 2020. (A boutique law firm means any law firm that specialises in one area of law – for us, family law).

This was a prestigious national award – and the Modern Law Awards are particularly focused upon progressive practice and innovation. To have won this award was a massive recognition of what we are trying to do.

Lauren Preedy is a highly respected Divorce Specialist Solicitor in the South-West and it is a mark of how far we have come as a practice within the last 7 ½ years that we continue to be able to recruit very high quality lawyers to our team.

I have known Lauren in a professional capacity for several years and was absolutely delighted when she agreed to join us. Lauren is an outstanding lawyer. Lauren is also very personable and committed to the principles and best practice promoted by Resolution.

We are very much looking forward to working with her.

modern law awards winner 2020Big plans for 2020

Lauren’s Recruitment will be the first of several new team members who will be joining us in 2020.

Over the next few months, we will be expanding our team and reorganising internally to enable us to meet the needs of our clients even better. As a first step in this reorganisation Lauren joins as the head of Our Divorce Team.

By the time we get to the autumn we will have significantly added to the strength and depth of our team and will have made what was already a strong team – even stronger.

Watch this space…

We will also be taking other steps which will improve our client service and overall client experience…. More to follow….

We are open for business notwithstanding Covid-19

In the meantime, the justice system remains open and as part of the justice system, we are an essential service and remains open for business. We are continuing to see new clients and are currently offering initial meetings through videoconferencing.

Family life is under particular stress at the moment. If it is difficult for adults it will be even more difficult for children. We urge everyone to be patient and understanding and generous.

But, if you need our assistance, then please do get in touch.

These are very difficult times and we are conscious that they have touched millions in very different ways. We particularly applaud all those on the frontline. We hope that life will return to something near to normality as soon as possible. In the meantime we hope that everyone stays safe.