Newcastle Office

Silk Family Law was established in Newcastle in 2010. The firm now serves clients across the UK and operates from three offices in Newcastle, North Yorkshire and Leeds, as well as consulting rooms in London and York.

Silk’s Newcastle based family law partners include highly regarded in-house barrister Ian Kennerley, former chair of Resolution’s Child Support Committee Kim Fellowes, and Wayne Lynn, highlighted in independent legal guides as a ‘Next Generation partner’.

Our Northern based family law specialist team is described by independent legal guide Chambers UK 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 as “experienced advising on wealth protection and the negotiation of nuptial agreements, as well as challenges to such arrangements”.

One client describes Silk Family Law as “a heavyweight firm which operates impeccably,” adding: “All aspects of their operation are unfailingly efficient and effective, and everyone in the firm still manages to maintain a delightfully human touch with clients.” Another client describes Silk as “professional throughout, knowledgeable in their field and very proactive”.

As the only specialist family law firm in the North with an in-house barrister (Newcastle-based Ian Kennerley), Silk is able to achieve more cost effective and expedient outcomes for clients through his involvement in cases from the outset.

The Silk Family Law Newcastle team advises on all areas of family law, including:
• Divorce and separation
• Financial issues
• Children issues (residence, contact, adoption, abduction)
• Child support
• Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
• Cohabitation agreements and disputes
• Civil partnerships
• Inheritance tax claims
• Injunctive and emergency relief.