family and divorce law services
team of family law solicitors based in Chester and Wales boast
a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of family law
services arising from the breakdown of any family relationship. We
have a strong reputation for providing practical, ethical and
personal family law services to all our clients.
We understand that embarking on any type of family legal action
can seem daunting, whether you are facing divorce or
separation, agreeing child arrangements, arranging a financial
settlement or drawing up a pre-nuptial agreement.
We pride ourselves on offering family law services and being
approachable and open; explaining the legal process step-by-step so
that you understand what is happening and why.
All members of our family law services team are members of Resolution, and we are also one of a handful of
firms in the North West with solicitors trained in collaborative
law. If you want to reach conclusions together through mediation we also
have a qualified family law mediator in the team.
"Within Family, Walker Smith Way is a first tier firm.
Angela Woods at Walker Smith Way
sits as a Deputy District Judge and a Specialist Judge in private
family law cases.
Collaborative lawyer Rachel Wynn Jones is
'extremely professional and well prepared, and a strong advocate',
and specialises in agricultural divorces." Legal 500 - the
leading guide to the UK legal industry, 2012 edition
Wynn Jones at Walker Smith Way comes highly recommended. A
collaborative lawyer and Resolution member, she is 'pragmatic' but
also 'an excellent advocate' for her clients; she has a particular
interest in separation/divorce involving farms and estates."
Legal 500 - the leading guide to the UK legal industry, 2013
Baines is based in the Chester office of Walker Smith Way
Solicitors. She is trained in collaborative law and mediation, and
she is admired for her ability to "cut out the
superfluous issues and get straight to the point." Chambers
& Partners - the leading guide to the UK legal industry, 2012
"This 'conscientious, caring and efficient' team has a solid
reputation for handling diverse matters, ranging from pre-nuptial
agreements to contested child contact and child support cases. The
group engages in ADR, and is well equipped to offer both mediation
and collaborative law solutions. Janet Baines is chair of Cheshire
branch of Resolution. Janet deals with high-value matrimonial
relief cases and is described as 'an excellent matrimonial lawyer
who is always able to see the wood for the trees. She has
marvellous client care skills and is very thorough in her analysis
of cases.'" Chambers & Partners - the leading guide to the
UK legal industry, 2013 edition