Family & Divorce Team

Nick Dudman - Director

Department: Family

Contact: 01392 209210


Nick is one of the four Directors of the firm and qualified as a solicitor in 1985. A graduate of the University of Exeter he returned to Exeter in 1988 following three years working in his native Bristol. Since 1988 Nick has practiced exclusively in the field of Family Law with particular expertise in Divorce and Matrimonial Finance. Nick was a partner in a large respected Exeter firm before setting up his own firm in 1996, which he then subsequently merged with Rundlewalker. Since 1998 Nick has been a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, which recognizes his expertise in his chosen field.

Nick is married with three children. He enjoys getting his teeth into projects and most recently, together with his wife Juliette, has designed and overseen the refurbishment of an old railway station to create an unusual family home. When not pottering in the garden Nick enjoys boating and socialising, often combining the two with friends in Cornwall. Nick also recently acquired a classic sports car in a nod to his lost youth and to start to reduce his long bucket list!

Read more about Nick's approach to his work in this feature from Exeter Living Magazine.


Susan Jury - Solicitor

Department: Family

Contact: 01392 209212


Sue joined Rundlewalker as an associate solicitor in October 2002, having for the previous 15 years worked in a large firm in Plymouth. Sue qualified as a solicitor in 1990 and has since specialised in family law, covering the whole spectrum of family work ranging from high level finance cases, domestic violence to international child abduction cases.

In more recent years Sue has specialized largely in all areas involving children, mostly representing parents and grandparents in care cases and in difficult contact and residence cases.

She is an accredited member of the SRA Children Law Scheme and a Resolution Accredited Specialist in private law children matters and advocacy. Sue very much enjoys working in the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of Rundlewalker. When not working, Sue loves to spend time with her family, and she enjoys running, walking and yoga.

Hannah Somers - Paralegal & Practice Manager

Department: Family

Contact: 01392 209213


Hannah is the firm’s Practice Manager and has responsibility for the management of people be they clients, staff and suppliers – as well as office facilities and equipment. This includes managing our team of legal assistants and providing support and administrative services across the firm. It is also Hannah’s responsibility to ensure that the firm maintains its Lexcel Accreditation.

In addition to her role of Practice Manager, Hannah also supports Susan Jury in the Family Department covering a whole spectrum of Family Law work ranging from domestic violence and care proceedings, and assists with difficult contact and residence cases.

Hannah lives locally with her husband and young daughter. In her spare time Hannah is a keen runner and fitness enthusiast.

Katie Jeffery - Family Paralegal

Department: Family

Contact: 01392 209219


Katie joined Rundlewalker in 2017 as an apprentice. She has now completed the CILEx Level 3 Paralegal Diploma. Katie covers the reception, and alongside this she supports Sue Jury and Hannah Somers in the Family Law Team as Family Secretary. Katie hopes to progress further in to the Legal Profession.

In her free time Katie enjoys dancing, which she has been doing since the age of three. Katie also enjoys spending time with her friends and family and taking her dog on long walks.



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Katie Minifie - Legal Secretary

Department: Family

Contact: 01392 209217


Katie joined Rundlewalker in February 2021 as Legal Secretary to Nick Dudman. In addition to this role, she provides further support alongside Hannah Somers, by assisting Susan Jury in the Childcare Department. Katie is a very experienced administrator who has an extensive clerical background along with multiple language skills in French, German and Greek! Katie has worked across a variety of sectors, with Family Law being her preferred practice area.

Katie lives in the local area with her young family who share her passion for travelling and adventure, particularly skiing and snowboarding holidays. As one of her other notable hobbies, she has gained her small plane private pilot’s licence. Katie also enjoys socialising and attending rugby matches to support the Exeter Chiefs, as well as taking in music festivals when time allows.

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