Our director, Tim Wallis, has over 30 years’ experience in the legal world.
On being called to the Bar, Tim cut his teeth with a general legal practice, before moving to specialise in tax, trusts and other private client matters. He worked with Ken Tingley, an acknowledged expert in the tax field at the time, before joining the legal team of a large accountancy practice in the City. Here he gained a greater insight into off-shore issues, tax planning and work such as the complexities arising from company sales and acquisitions and restructuring.
Tim then spent time both in chambers and working with solicitors, predominantly in London, where he honed his skills in wills, lasting powers of attorney and contentious probate (where a will is contested).
The legal world is changing and Tim set up Hames Private Clients Limited to provide a more modern approach for clients. We offer a competitive but still bespoke service with clarity from the outset as to costs and fixed fees wherever possible.
Tim embraced the move to allow clients to instruct barristers directly and is qualified to accept your instructions on that basis. He still continues to receive instructions via solicitors and is happy to work with you and your solicitor with a view to achieving the best outcome possible for you. Even if you instruct Tim direct, in some cases, it may still be necessary to utilise the services of a solicitor and he will guide you about this if required.
Lynn Wallis is a solicitor who specialises in family law.
Born in Coventry, Lynn spent her secondary educational years in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. She has an LL.M., which involved a dissertation on family law, from the University of Bristol.
Lynn is an accredited specialist. She has been a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel since 1999 and accredited with Resolution in Financial Provision and Children matters since 2006. Lynn is also a collaborative family law practitioner.
In the past, Lynn trained as a mediator. Although she no longer practises as such today, Lynn does work with clients who are undergoing the mediation process, providing advice and drafting skills as required and using her skills to support the mediation process.
Lynn has embraced the concept of Hames Private Clients Limited, which, she believes, allows clients to access help with family issues in a more approachable and cost effective manner, while still providing a high quality service.