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“Pre-eminent” Silk Family Law is top tier firm in legal guides

“Pre-eminent” Silk Family Law is top tier firm in legal guides

Added by - Phil Upton on 06 November 2018

“Pre-eminent” Silk Family Law is top tier firm in legal guides

Silk Family Law, which has offices at Aske Stables, retains its position as one of the North’s leading family law firms with top tier rankings in legal guides Chambers UK and Legal 500 for the eighth successive year.

Chambers UK 2019 describes Silk Family Law as a “pre-eminent team at the forefront of the market in family law”. The guide notes that clients and other sources comment: “the lawyers' approachable manner, realistic advice and commitment to the client is what I think sets them apart from the rest" and “they do exceptional work and it is a pleasure to work with them.”

The latest edition of Legal 500 says: “The ‘extremely good and close-knit team’ is praised as being ‘informative, sympathetic and highly knowledgeable’, which makes it well equipped to guide business owners, landowners, farmers, sports personalities, celebrities and politicians through a wide range of family law matters.”

Silk Family Law has featured as top tier firm in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 since the boutique practice was founded in 2010. All four of the firm’s partners are singled out by both guides, which highlights Silk’s strong breadth of expertise particularly with high-value and complex finance cases, those involving inheritance, landed estates, businesses and trusts, as well as cross-border and children law issues.

Barrister Ian Kennerley and solicitor Margaret Simpson are named as ‘leading individuals’ by Legal 500, which says that Margaret ‘understands the wider picture in which family law issues occur’. Both legal publications comment that she ‘gets straight to the point’. Chambers UK singles out Margaret’s expertise with family-owned businesses, farming assets and shareholding issues, and Ian is ‘particularly recognised for his excellent matrimonial law expertise’.

Legal 500 and Chambers UK both praise ‘truly gifted’ Kim Fellowes who ‘lives and breathes her work’, with the former commenting that she ‘changes lives on a daily basis’. Wayne Lynn is ‘very pleasant, knowledgeable and approachable’, according to Chambers UK , and is singled out by Legal 500 as a ‘safe pair of hands’.

Margaret Simpson, one of Silk’s founding partners, commented: “Being ranked as a top tier firm for the eighth successive year by both legal guides is a boost for everyone in the Silk team. These accolades are important because they are based on independent research that recognises both our legal expertise and our exceptional client service. We would like to thank all those clients and intermediaries who provided such positive feedback about us to Legal 500 and Chambers UK.”

Silk also has offices in Newcastle, as well as consulting rooms in York, Leeds and London.

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