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Silk Family Law

Silk Family Law is a niche law firm specialising in all issues arising following the breakdown of marriage and relationships including issues in connection with children, cohabitation agreements, deeds of separation, financial consequences and pre-nuptial agreements, etc.

Our twenty strong team, with offices in North Yorkshire and Newcastle, is the largest specialist practice in the region. Additionally, we have the benefit of an in-house barrister, Ian Kennerley, with over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of family law.

We were part of Dickinson Dees, a large and well known firm based mainly in Newcastle, but in October 2010 Ian Kennerley, and founding partner Margaret Simpson, decided that their clients' needs were best met within a smaller, specialist practice dedicated to the delivery of excellence.

Following a successful first year, the team expanded further in December 2011, when Silk Family Law recruited the former family department from Jacksons Solicitors’ Teesside office including family law specialist and Partner, Amanda Baker.

Contact numbers are:

Aske Stables Main Reception - 01748 900 888
Margaret Simpson Direct Dial - 01748 902 610
Amanda Baker Direct Dial – 01748 902 618
Newcastle Office Main Switchboard - 0191 5000 777
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