The new rules to keep your divorce out of court

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In this episode, Tamsin discusses with Karin Walker the new Family Procedure Rules, from 29th April 2024, being implemented to keep more couples out of court and using the wide range of non-court dispute resolution options to agree their financial settlement. Karin is not only a family solicitor but also a mediator, collaborative lawyer and arbitrator.



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Karin Walker

Karin Walker is a family lawyer, based in Woking, Surrey.  She is a solicitor, mediator, collaborative practitioner, neutral evaluator, and arbitrator. 

Having previously been a partner in a large Surrey based firm, she set up the award-winning firm, KGW Family Law, in January 2012. All of the firm’s solicitors are trained in mediation and both Karin and her colleague Simon Clark are arbitrators. The ethos of the firm is to encourage clients to consider out of court dispute resolution options, thereby minimising both acrimony and cost.

Karin regularly speaks on all issues relating to family law locally, nationally and, on occasion, internationally.  She is also a trainer of family law professionals.

Karin is a co-author (with Dr Supriya McKenna) of  “Narcissism and Family Law – A Practitioner’s Guide” and “Divorcing a Narcissist – The lure, the loss and the law”, both of which are published by Bath Publishing. 

Tamsin Caine

Tamsin is a Chartered Financial Planner with over 20 years experience. She works with couples and individuals who are at the end of a relationship and want agree how to divide their assets FAIRLY without a fight.

You can contact Tamsin at or arrange a free initial meeting using She is also part of the team running Facebook group Separation, Divorce and Dissolution UK

Tamsin Caine MSc., FPFS
Chartered Financial Planner
Smart Divorce Ltd

P.S. I am the co-author of “My Divorce Handbook – It’s What You Do Next That Counts”, written by divorce specialists and lawyers writing about their area of expertise to help walk you through the divorce process. You can buy it here


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