Silk Family Law retains its position as one of the North’s leading family law firms with top tier rankings in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 for the ninth consecutive year.

Legal 500 notes Silk has “national reach” and provides “first class matrimonial finance legal advice”

In its recently published rankings list, Legal 500 noted that: “The team has national reach” and that clients and other sources say Silk is “recommended for clients who need a heavy-weight firm in their corner” and is “streaks ahead in providing first class matrimonial finance legal advice in the north of England”.

All three founding partners were recognised by Legal 500 as ‘leading individuals’, noting that in-house barrister Ian Kennerley is “trusted to always act in the client’s best interest” and Kim Fellowes is “a dream to work with professionally”, while Margaret Simpson’s “attention to detail is her secret weapon”.

Legal 500 also recognised Wayne Lynn as a ‘next generation partner’ who is “professional, thorough and competent” and ‘rising star’ Siobhan Jeffels “who is a resolution accredited specialist in advanced financial provision and children work.”

“Pre-eminent” Silk Family Law is Chambers UK top tier

Chambers UK describes Silk Family Law as a “Pre-eminent team at the forefront of the market in family law, with notable strength in dealing with high-value separation cases involving inheritance, tax, pension or trust issues” and “experienced in advising on cross-border matters”. 

The practice earns praise from one source for being “very focused on excellent service delivery. They protect their clients fiercely with professionalism and compassion,” adding: “They have built a great business with a quality brand.”

Chambers UK celebrates band one partners Ian Kennerley as “well prepared to handle high-value, cross-border cases” and Margaret Simpson as “a fantastic lawyer and amazing businesswoman”.

Partners Kim Fellowes and Wayne Lynn are also listed as notable practitioners by Chambers UK.


Silk Family Law has been named as top tier firm in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 since the boutique practice was founded in 2010.