About Us


A “top notch” northern family law firm with a national reputation

Chambers UK

“A leading practice with a strong breadth of expertise, ably supporting a broad range of clients”

Legal 500

Silk Family Law was founded in 2010 by solicitors Margaret Simpson and Kim Fellowes, together with barrister Ian Kennerley.  We are the only family law firm in the North to have our own in-house counsel.

Our team of family law practitioners is skilled in advising and representing clients in all aspects of matrimonial and family law cases, including financial and children matters.   We have particular expertise in dealing with complex financial issues, including business assets, farming businesses, trusts and pensions, as well as cases with an international dimension.

The breadth of our team’s skills and flexible charging structure, allows us to meet the needs of all clients in a cost effective and client-focussed way.  Clients instruct us beyond our North of England base, including those from London and the Home Counties who are looking for discreet, quality and fairly priced advice, guidance and representation.

We work with clients from all walks of life, professions and businesses.

As experienced family lawyers, we understand that when relationships break down people can feel hurt, angry and vulnerable. Our clients tell us that as well as offering sound, jargon-free advice, we provide comprehensive guidance and representation.

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