"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.”





“Your firm has worked wonders. The court appearance marked the end of a long sad history and my niece is so pleased she is lost for words."
Silk Family Law client
 
 
"In the emotional and fraught time of divorce proceedings, Silk Family Law has consistently provided excellent practical, rational and sage guidance throughout. The sense of respect for me as a person, and empathy shown by my legal team has been a huge positive in an otherwise difficult and dehumanising situation. Professionalism and attention to detail combined with a human touch."
Silk Family Law client