Solicitor, Head of Family Department
Graduating from Exeter University with a degree in law in 1996, Colin returned to train in his home county of Dorset and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then, Colin has worked for several well-known Dorset high street firms, gaining a wealth of experience in all aspects of Family Law. He joined Harold G Walker Solicitors in November 2017 as a family solicitor and since summer 2020 has been Head of the Family Department.
As a family solicitor, Colin is a member of Resolution (the UK’s leading family lawyer’s organization) and has trained as a Collaborative Family Lawyer which enables him to adopt a holistic approach to family dispute resolution. Most importantly, Colin helps couples move on from their relationship breakdown in a positive and constructive manner, often involving other specialists, such as pension experts, financial advisers, and counsellors to assist his clients.
However, whilst going to court is a last resort, Colin recognizes that taking a case to the Family Court is sometimes necessary especially when a robust legal approach must be taken. When this option is required, Colin will often undertake advocacy himself and also works with local barristers to achieve the best outcome for his clients.
Based in the Broadstone office, Colin also covers the West Dorset area (including Wimborne, Poole & the Purbecks), supported by the rest of his team who cover the East Dorset & Hampshire area. He regularly attends the Harold G Walker legal advice clinics to assist the needs of prospective clients within the community.
Outside of work, Colin enjoys spending time with his family and walking their pet dog in the Purbecks and along local beaches.
Colin’s Client Testimonials:
“I valued all your advice. Your impeccable work and prompt response to my case is very much appreciated.”
“Thank you ever so much for letting me know and for all your hard work and advice. I would definitely recommend you to anyone seeking a family lawyer. Often when I was at a low point and thought the divorce/financial agreement would leave me hopeless, your advice was invaluable and I always came out of the office feeling positive, so thank you very much.”
“Just to say a massive thank you for all your hard work. A great result.”
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your professionalism, hard work and good advice and would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone else who might find themselves in need of an excellent family lawyer!”
“We would both like to personally thank you so much for all your help, we are so grateful for an amazing outcome. We are obviously extremely happy with the outcome and I will personally recommend your solicitors to anyone who asks.”
“I have nothing but praise for Colin Mitchell who guided me through a very stressful, drawn out and hard fought divorce. Ultimately resulting in a settlement by agreement. I have no hesitation in recommending Harold G Walker’s services.”