Robert Waddell is a solicitor of wide experience having started his legal career with the Principal Registry of the Family Division in London, worked for a legal aid firm in Islington before exploring the lives of barristers by becoming Senior Clerk at a well known family set of chambers in Inner Temple. He returned to qualify as a solicitor at the prestigious Bedford Row firm Simmonds Church Rackham before moving to Cornwall in 1988. Here he joined Graham & Graham becoming a partner in 1989 and, in 2001, Senior Partner whereupon he steered the firm through Lexcel and Investors in People accreditation, the first firm in St Austell to acquire both. Having undertaken a variety of litigation work over the years including criminal and employment law as well as general civil litigation and acquiring the variety of different skills needed for different situations, including helping those with mental health issues, he now specialises in all aspects of family law where he started.
In 2006 he undertook eight days training with Resolution to become a family mediator learning a whole new set of skills. These he brings to bear in his work as a family solicitor. He also practises as a Mediator working through Accord Mediation.
He subscribes to Resolution's Code of Conduct and whilst he will look for consensus in achieving his clients' objectives he can act swiftly and firmly in the core duty of looking after clients' interests and advancing their cases.
He has been concerned for some time at the high costs private clients have to pay in family matters and believes he has found a way to provide a quality service at a reasonable rate.
This is all the more important now that Legal Aid for family matters has ended. He offers flexible funding solutions and regular affordable monthly payments by Standing Order have proved popular.
Fixed fee divorce gives certainty and compares favourably with other online providers as you are able to see and speak to us and are not just filling in forms online.
Family Law in Cornwall is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority Regn No 510776