Bridget Garrood

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Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors

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Exeter,
EX2 5FD,
United Kingdom

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Bridget is a  Consultant Solicitor and Collaborative Family Lawyer with Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors. She has practiced in Exeter since 1994 and was a partner at Cartridges Law for 20 years. Bridget is also a former Chair of Devon Resolution and  specialises in the financial, property and pension aspects of family breakdown, and the tricky legal minefield surrounding cohabitation. In 2001, Bridget was one of the first solicitors to be accredited by Resolution as a Specialist Family Lawyer with expertise in Pensions on Divorce,  and in Cohabitation.

Amongst her career highlights, Bridget lists her work for her LGBT+ clients, including her niche legal expertise working with trans and non-binary clients, plus her contribution to the Civil Partnership Act of 2004 as part of a working party of the Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association (LAGLA). In 2019 Bridget was honoured to join the UK and Ireland LGBT+ Family Law Institute, part of a global network of leading family lawyers who are often at the cutting edge of LGBT+ family law issues including fertility, children law, matrimonial law, finances and gender identity. As a volunteer committee member for The Law Society’s LGBT+ Lawyers Division, Bridget is a regular contributor to their blogs and podcasts; a regional representative and speaker on LGBT+ aspects of diversity and inclusion for the legal profession throughout the South West and Midlands Region. As a staunch trans ally, Bridget currently leads their project team for trans and non-binary inclusion, for the benefit of lawyers and clients.

Bridget is also currently training and studying for a  FLiP Faculty diploma in  Family Law Supervision. This  supports  effective care of family law clients  by  building and maintaining resilience in their professional roles,  for   Judges, lawyers and other key workers within the Family Justice system

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