Silk Family Law is delighted with the news that HRH The Duchess of Sussex is to become Royal Patron of Smart Works.


Silk Family Law’s annual quiz raised £550 for Smart Works Newcastle.


Smart Works supports women back into employment with smart business clothing and tips for job interviews.  One of its seven centres is in Newcastle. Last year Silk Family Law adopted Smart Works Newcastle as its chosen charity.

A statement on the charity’s website confirming the patronage says: “Smart Works is honoured to announce that HRH The Duchess of Sussex is our Royal Patron. The Duchess’s decision to support Smart Works reflects her passion in supporting women, and her commitment will help women in need across the UK.”

As well as sponsoring a launch event for Smart Works Newcastle in April 2018, Silk Family Law raised £550 for the centre. We are proud that solicitor Katie Machin is one of the founding trustees of the Newcastle charity.

Anyone wanting to help Smart Works Newcastle may be interested in taking part in the week long challenge Spin for Smart Works starting on March 1 2019 – for more information go to