"Excellent, proactive, commercial, and effective" 
Legal 500 UK 2016

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.”

"The team's reputation for excellence attracts high net worth clients and it has the depth of expertise to deal with complex assets. Market commentators describe it as a team of strong performers that deserves its pole position.”
Chambers UK
"I am incredibly lucky to have had Silk Family Law. I just can't thank Joanne and Ian enough for all their kindness, help and support for me to get to this point. Joanne guided me through unchartered territory with compassion and humility, and I will always be thankful. The service was outstanding and faultless. Complete professionalism."
Silk Family Law client