Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers
- Office location ranked: Newcastle-upon-Tyne
What the team is known for A growing team whose family offering is bolstered by expertise in pensions and corporate law as well as expertise in the farming sector. Commended for its constructive approach, and is increasingly active handling significant prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Worthy of national recognition: they are very much a firm that I would use for a client anywhere in the country."
"Very good at communicating - they were accessible and laid out the issues very clearly."
Ian Kennerley is recognised for his courtroom prowess and sharp intellect. He has notable expertise in high-value separations and has advised on cases with significant corporate elements. Clients commend his tact in dealing with sensitive issues, with one source describing him as "very personable, discrete and delicate."
Margaret Simpson is a collaborative lawyer with experience in advising on complex divorces, particularly those involving land ownership and farming issues. Sources praise her concise advice, which is delivered "in an understandable fashion," and the gravitas and confidence which she brings to complex disputes.
Well versed in prenuptials, divorces and unusual technicalities following separation, Kim Fellowes is "commercial, flexible and talented." Sources acknowledge her "stellar reputation for child support matters," in addition to her communication and client management skills.
New partner Wayne Lynn is valued for his conciliatory approach. He concentrates on financial provisions and prenuptial agreements. A client enthuses: "He's just a real person, he doesn't speak lawyer to me and his advice has been absolutely fantastic."