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Provided by Susan Howarth & Company Solicitors

A highly trained, considerably deep and experienced bench, the Lexcel-accredited and award-winning Family Law team:

  • offers a full range of services to both private & publicly funded clients - particular experience in children, family & injunction matters.
  • can efficiently deliver to those eligible for legal aid by means of a Family Law Contract & a Mediation Contract with the Legal Aid Agency.
  • is recognised by clients/peers/counsel/members of the judiciary/council safeguarding lawyers as being a leading niche family practice in the North.
  • is consistently recommended, with high retention rates.
  • fully embodies the firms’ ethos; everyone has the right to access to justice.

Susan Howarth - specialises in all family cases, with a portfolio of high-value financial remedy mandates.

Victoria Poole - Resolution & FMC accredited; expertise in children, family & injunction cases, agricultural & pension-related disputes; regularly leads child welfare court matters. 

Nicola Deakin – Resolution-accredited; specialises in family & children; work highlights incl. representing grandparents in Parental Responsibility applications, child relocation proceedings, complicated Child Arrangement Orders.

David Bannister - highly active on a range of family & divorce cases involving complex financial remedies.

Sonia Rickard - Law Society Children Panel member, specialises in Child Care law; complex cases incl. care proceedings, adoption, special guardianship orders, discharge of care orders.

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Vicky Poole
Vicky Poole
Band 1
Susan Howarth
Susan Howarth
Band 2


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David Bannister

Nicola Deakin

Sonia Rickard