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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Lawrence Petterson
Partner

Lawrence joined Meikles as an Articled Clerk in 1977 and has continued his career...

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Lyanne Steinberg
Partner

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

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Elizabeth Forrest
Partner

Elizabeth became a partner in 2002 and has significant experience...

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Lynne Simpson
Partner

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

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Claire Haigh
Partner

Claire completed her training with Meikles, qualifying in June 2001 and becoming...

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Vicky Johnson
Partner

Vicky graduated with a first class honours degree in law from Durham University and...

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Jackie Schofield
Solicitor

Jackie has been with the firm since 2005, initially as a paralegal then as a trainee...

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Tracey Kyle
Solicitor

Tracey began her career with Meikles as a trainee solicitor in 2009, and qualified...

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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
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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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