Solicitor Harriet Reid has been appointed a partner at specialist family law firm Silk Family Law, which has offices in Newcastle and North Yorkshire.

Formerly an associate at the boutique firm – which also has a Newcastle/North Yorkshire office – Harriet has 25 years’ experience as a family law solicitor. She is a collaboratively trained lawyer and member of Resolution, the national organisation of family law professionals that promotes a conciliatory and constructive approach to divorce and separation. Born and bred near York, Harriet is a trustee of charity Two Ridings Community Foundation.

Margaret Simpson, who founded Silk Family Law in autumn 2010 with barrister Ian Kennerley and solicitor Kim Fellowes, said: “Harriet’s appointment reflects her contribution to both the firm’s growing client base and our enviable reputation.  Harriet has particular expertise in complex farming divorces and children matters, often with an international dimension. Internal promotions such as Harriet’s are key to us developing and nurturing top legal talent as Silk Family Law looks forward to celebrating its first 10 years.”

Silk Family Law has received top tier rankings as a leading family law firm in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK for eight successive years.

Silk has offices in Newcastle and North Yorkshire (near Scotch Corner) as well as consulting rooms in York, Leeds and London.