"Genuinely brilliant expertise wedded to a caring and thoughtful approach that makes it truly peerless"
Legal 500 UK 2017


Silk Family Law is the north's leading specialist family law firm, with a formidable reputation and unrivalled, broad-ranging experience.

Operating from offices in the heart of Newcastle city centre and North Yorkshire (close to the A1), with consulting rooms in York, Leeds and London, the firm has an enviable reputation and is renowned for its expertise in handling complex and high value financial cases arising out of divorce and separation.
 
The team provides advice and representation in all types of matrimonial and family cases, with particular reference to cases involving corporate, farming and pension issues.

In addition, it has in-depth knowledge of and expertise in assisting clients to resolve issues relating to children.
Silk is led by barrister Ian Kennerley, alongside experienced family lawyers Margaret Simpson, Kim Fellowes and Wayne Lynn.

Ian's involvement in the firm means Silk is the only practice in the North East with a leading in-house barrister, whose advice at the beginning of, and throughout, cases helps to facilitate an expeditious and cost-effective outcome for clients.
 
As the largest specialist family law firm in 
the north, Silk prides itself on delivering
a seamless, holistic, quality service to clients.


Client feedback rates the firm's authority, experience, knowledge, efficiency, professionalism; as well as its focused and measured advice and holistic approach, describing the firm as “a formidable legal resource.”  Intermediaries who frequently refer clients to Silk say those clients are “in very safe hands.”





“Silk is a class-leading family law practice with a breadth of experience supporting a broad range of clients from different economic, ethnic and age related backgrounds. The strength of the Silk proposition is rooted in their enviable reputation, talent employed and the prospect of an in-house barrister ensuring their advice is in line with current court views. There are few firms operating in the North of England with the range of expertise offered by Silk in such a specialist field.”
Silk Family Law client
 
 
“Silk have been extremely efficient and helpful to me during my dealings with them. I feel I have received an excellent service, as well as value for money.”
Silk Family Law client