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Family/Matrimonial — Newcastle and surrounds


David Gray Solicitors - Family/Matrimonial Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- Office location: Newcastle upon Tyne

What the team is known for Well-respected team that offers a range of expertise in dealing with family disputes and financial remedies. Stands out for its experience in handling complex child matters, including cases involving surrogacy arrangements and non-accidental injuries. Possesses additional knowledge in international disputes.

Strengths A client says: "Their performance is unbeatable. I think their strengths are being compassionate and very honest. They will say no if they don't think it is the right thing."

Another adds: "They have been prompt and sort out everything needed. The lawyers are very helpful."

Notable practitioners

Mary Shaw is a well-known collaborative specialist, with expertise in divorce and financial remedy cases. Market sources note that "she has been sensitive and pragmatic in reaching results in collaborative cases."

Elspeth Thomson is a child law expert who earns praise for her "genuine care for the work she does." Client appreciate that she is "always very realistic and honest but in a very positive way."

Lucy Mead is adept at handling care proceedings and children arrangement cases. A client enthuses: "She is brilliant. I cannot recommend anyone higher. She knows the law well, she is calm, and she advises on the risk that I may be exposed to. She looks after me well."

About the Team (content provided by David Gray Solicitors)

The award winning Family Law team at David Gray are one of the largest in the region and specialise in:

Adoption
Arrangements for Children Whose Parents have Separated
Care Proceedings and Social Services involvement with your Children
Child Abduction
Child Support
Choosing Options Together
Civil Partnership Dissolution
Cohabitation Agreements
Cohabitation Disputes
Collaborative Law
Court of Protection
Divorce and Separation
Domestic Abuse and Harassment
Family and Friends Carers (Kinship Carers)
Finance in divorce- urgent applications
Financial Settlements
Forced Marriages
Gender Recognition
Grandparents
Mediation
Premarital Agreements
Separation Agreements
Surrogacy

The team undertake both Private Client and Public work from offices in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

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Silk Family Law - Family/Matrimonial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Newcastle upon Tyne

What the team is known for 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, liquidity, tax or trust issues. Especially noted for its experience in advising on cross-border matters.

Strengths A client says: "They let me have a peaceful mind. I know that if I've got an issue, someone is always there. They gave high-quality advice and I could trust that fully."

Notable practitioners

Ian Kennerley is a highly regarded practitioner specialising in financial remedy cases. He continues to receive frequent instructions on high-value and complex financial remedy proceedings, and often advises on cases with cross-border elements.

Collaborative lawyer Margaret Simpson is highly rated for her expertise in complicated cross-border divorce and matrimonial finance work, particularly in relation to tax, company or inheritance issues. Sources describe her as "a very capable family lawyer who thrives on complex financial cases and produces excellent results for her clients."

Kim Fellowes's expertise lies in child support cases, with additional experience in financial remedy proceedings and cross-jurisdictional issues. Clients say: "She has got incredible knowledge base and goes the extra mile to get the best for you."

Wayne Lynn offers expertise in both financial proceedings and child related matters. One client remarks that "he was absolutely excellent working with details and moving the process forward in court."

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Hay & Kilner - Family/Matrimonial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Newcastle upon Tyne

What the team is known for A long-standing team that regularly advises on complicated financial provision cases, often with trust or business issues involved. Also noteworthy for its expertise in public and private children law cases.

Strengths A source notes: "They are very efficient, very patient and very reassuring."

Another adds: "They are very approachable. They have got good understanding and knowledge."

Notable practitioners

Nicola Matthews is well known for advising on divorce and financial provisions cases. Clients say she is "very supportive and very business minded, but at the same time has a very caring attitude."

Rob Hart is recognised for his experience in the public child law area. He is much sought after for his expertise, especially in relation to non-accidental injuries, by parents and family members in care proceedings.

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Major Family Law - Family/Matrimonial Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Newcastle upon Tyne

What the team is known for Highly regarded boutique family team offering advice on a wide range of matters. Well versed in property and children issues arising from divorces. Handles a range of unusual cases, particularly on cohabitation and child law. Clients include a number of high net worth individuals.

Strengths "They are extremely knowledgeable in respect of their areas of expertise, whether it's divorce or financial or child proceedings," says a client. "I would say without reservation that all of them do go the extra mile for the clients - not just representing them but also caring about them."

Notable practitioners

Joanne Major is described as "an imaginative family lawyer who thinks outside the box and offers first-class client service." She is a highly respected practitioner in the market with expertise in complex matrimonial finance and cohabitation cases.

Jonathan Dunkley's diverse expertise covers both financial remedy and child cases. He has considerable experience advising high net worth individuals in cases involving various commercial interests.

Anna Hunter is experienced in handling both financial issues and child-related cases. A client notes that "she is incredibly supportive and straight talking. She is pragmatic and can see the big picture without overlooking the details, which is quite a skill."

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Ward Hadaway - Family/Matrimonial Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers
- Office location: Newcastle upon Tyne

What the team is known for Singled out for its extensive experience in matrimonial finance and child cases. Often assists with care proceedings, particularly those complicated by medical needs and evidence. Especially lauded for its expertise in assisting with multi-jurisdictional cases involving overseas assets.

Notable practitioners

Jonathan Flower is renowned for his experience in care proceedings cases, especially in relation to international child relocation work. Sources say: "He is a well-regarded lawyer who has an exceptional depth of legal knowledge. He is focused on achieving positive outcomes for children."

Sarah Crilly "is technically very good and sensible in finding solutions," according to commentators. She has experience in advising on high-value financial remedy proceedings.

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Band 1

Silk Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Ian Kennerley is a highly regarded practitioner specialising in financial remedy cases. He continues to receive frequent instructions on high-value and complex financial remedy proceedings, and often advises on cases with cross-border elements.

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Major Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Joanne Major is described as "an imaginative family lawyer who thinks outside the box and offers first-class client service."  She is a highly respected practitioner in the market with expertise in complex matrimonial finance and cohabitation cases.

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Hay & Kilner

From the Chambers UK guide

Nicola Matthews is well known for advising on divorce and financial provisions cases. Clients say she is "very supportive and very business minded, but at the same time has a very caring attitude."

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Band 1

David Gray Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Mary Shaw is a well-known collaborative specialist, with expertise in divorce and financial remedy cases. Market sources note that "she has been sensitive and pragmatic in reaching results in collaborative cases."

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Silk Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Collaborative lawyer Margaret Simpson is highly rated for her expertise in complicated cross-border divorce and matrimonial finance work, particularly in relation to tax, company or inheritance issues. Sources describe her as "a very capable family lawyer who thrives on complex financial cases and produces excellent results for her clients."

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Band 1

David Gray Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Elspeth Thomson is a child law expert who earns praise for her "genuine care for the work she does." Client appreciate that she is "always very realistic and honest but in a very positive way."  

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Band 2

Jonathan P Dunkley

Major Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Jonathan Dunkley's diverse expertise covers both financial remedy and child cases. He has considerable experience advising high net worth individuals in cases involving various commercial interests.

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Band 2

Silk Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Kim Fellowes's expertise lies in child support cases, with additional experience in financial remedy proceedings and cross-jurisdictional issues. Clients say: "She has got incredible knowledge base and goes the extra mile to get the best for you."

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Band 2

Ward Hadaway

From the Chambers UK guide

Jonathan Flower is renowned for his experience in care proceedings cases, especially in relation to international child relocation work. Sources say: "He is a well-regarded lawyer who has an exceptional depth of legal knowledge. He is focused on achieving positive outcomes for children." 

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Band 2

Mincoffs Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Head of the family team at Mincoffs Solicitors LLP Lyn Rutherford receives recognition for his wealth of experience in this sector. He is noted for his expertise in handling divorces and financial proceedings involving business and shareholding issues.

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Band 3

Jennifer Goldstein

Samuel Phillips Law Firm

From the Chambers UK guide

Jennifer Goldstein of Samuel Phillips Law Firm advises on a broad range of family matters. She is held in high regard for her expertise in child law matters.

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Band 3

Hay & Kilner

From the Chambers UK guide

Rob Hart is recognised for his experience in the public child law area. He is much sought after for his expertise, especially in relation to non-accidental injuries, by parents and family members in care proceedings.

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Band 3

Major Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Anna Hunter is experienced in handling both financial issues and child-related cases. A client notes that "she is incredibly supportive and straight talking. She is pragmatic and can see the big picture without overlooking the details, which is quite a skill."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Silk Family Law

From the Chambers UK guide

Wayne Lynn offers expertise in both financial proceedings and child related matters. One client remarks that "he was absolutely excellent working with details and moving the process forward in court."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

David Gray Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Lucy Mead is adept at handling care proceedings and children arrangement cases. A client enthuses: "She is brilliant. I cannot recommend anyone higher. She knows the law well, she is calm, and she advises on the risk that I may be exposed to. She looks after me well."

^ See whole ranking table

Band 3

Colette Stroud Solicitors

From the Chambers UK guide

Colette Stroud of Colette Stroud Solicitors is a collaborative specialist and mediator. She advises clients on matrimonial finance matters and children issues arising from separations.

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Associates to watch

Mincoffs Solicitors LLP

From the Chambers UK guide

Emily Cannell of Mincoffs Solicitors LLP is experienced in advising on financial proceedings and private children work, in particular on matters relating to trust issues and business affairs.

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Associates to watch

Ward Hadaway

From the Chambers UK guide

Sarah Crilly "is technically very good and sensible in finding solutions," according to commentators. She has experience in advising on high-value financial remedy proceedings.

^ See whole ranking table