Sooner Rather Than Later

It is never too soon to seek legal advice on your position. If you are wondering whether you should consult a solicitor, then the answer is almost invariably yes. If you seek advice from an expert, then they will not be afraid to give you one-off advice if that is what is called for, and certainly won’t strong-arm you into taking steps and incurring costs that aren’t necessary.

Knowledge is power, and armed with the correct advice and information at an early stage you are better equipped to make informed choices and to feel confident in making decisions about your own future.

Take advantage of our confidential initial consultation without charge to investigate the issues which are of concern.

Save Time & Money

Why wait for your partner or spouse to make the first move before confirming your own position or entitlement? Early advice can shortcut the route to agreement and can save you time in determining whether the negotiations between you and your spouse or partner are fair and realistic.

Our clients find that an early investment in our advice proves far more cost-effective than instructing us at a later stage when differences or stumbling blocks arise and reduces a lot of the stress naturally arising from a separation.

Dotting the Ts….

On the other hand, if you have reached agreement between you we still recommend that you seek advice from us on the terms of the agreement you have drawn up and we will assist you in formalising the agreement to make it legally enforceable.

Second Opinions

We are here to assist and to advise. Not to take over.

If you have solicitors already but you are uncomfortable with the advice you have been given or the way in which they are conducting your case, then take advantage of our confidential initial consultation without charge to investigate the issues which are of concern and to determine whether you wish to transfer your instructions.

If you are unable to speak to your solicitor when you need to; if you are offered appointments with junior members of staff rather than your original solicitor; if you feel pressured into taking action you’re not ready for; if you feel your solicitor is being too aggressive and exacerbating the situation; talk to us in complete confidence.

We will provide a second opinion without your current solicitors needing to be informed. Then, ultimately, if you would like to switch, we can handle the entire process on your behalf without you even needing to speak with your current solicitors.


Our level of expertise makes us one of the leading family law practices in the North East. You can be confident that you are receiving top flight advice from a team with a record of over 80% of their cases being successfully resolved by way of negotiated settlement without ever needing to go to Court.

Enjoy total discretion in our relaxed and welcoming offices, which enjoy both free parking and access at the rear of the building.

Whatever your concern, be assured that we will give it our full attention so that you can move forward confidently and in control of your own affairs.

Contact us today to arrange your initial consultation.