Hay & Kilner

Family/Matrimonial Department

Newcastle and surrounds
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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. Able to handle sensitive child law cases involving non-accidental injury and medical expertise.

Strengths The caring nature of the lawyers is highlighted by clients, with one stating: "They were very sensible and practical and very sensitive to my situation, ensuring that I was comfortable and not too anxious at court hearings."

Another source regards it as a "long-standing, traditional firm of solicitors with a competent, cost-effective, family department."

Notable practitioners

Nicola Matthews advises on divorce and financial proceedings, with assets often encompassing property, pensions and businesses. One commentator suggests: "She invariably gives realistic, practical advice. Her instructions are always thorough and helpful."