family law

We appreciate that the breakdown of a relationship is always a very difficult time and we aim to provide clear, practical advice. The majority of cases can be dealt with by way of negotiation. In the absence of agreement then we have experienced advocates who can represent you in Court proceedings.

We have a team of solicitors who have expertise in all areas of family law. We have solicitors who are members of the Family Law Accreditation Scheme and who are also accredited specialists and members of Resolution.

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Lyanne Steinberg
Head of Department

Lyanne qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and deals with a wide range of legal issues ...

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Lynne Simpson
Managing Partner

Lynne started out with the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in 1997, qualifying in 1999...

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Helen Parkin

Helen qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and has 23 years experience in family law...

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Catherine Gatenby

Catherine is a specialist family lawyer having qualified as a Barrister in 2003...

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Tracey Kyle

Tracey began her career with Meikles in 2009 and specialises in all areas of law...

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Charlotte Brown

Charlotte started her career with Meikles in 2016 as a trainee and qualified...

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Georgia Snowdon
Trainee Solicitor

Georgia commenced her training contract in December 2021 after completing...

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Shannon Sture
Trainee Solicitor

Shannon commenced her training contract in July 2022. She graduated...

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We can advise you on almost all aspects of family law including:

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Financial Settlements
  • Cohabitation Agreements and Disputes
  • Marital Agreements
  • Children Issues such as Residence and Contact
  • Domestic Violence Injunctions and Emergency Remedies

Meikles is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (number  OC38797O)
Registered office 2 Clyde Terrace, Spennymoor, County Durham DL16 7SE. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA number 620405
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