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Family solicitors you can trust in Newcastle

  • The UK’s largest law firm dedicated to family matters
  • Offering a tailored, empathetic approach to support your circumstances
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At Stowe family law we are committed to supporting you with empathy and understanding, taking the strain through difficult times while making family law easier to grasp through a tailored service specific to your circumstances.

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0191 816 2056

You can call us from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Please note that all in-office appointments are by pre-arrangement only.

Office address

City Quadrant
2nd Floor
11 Waterloo St
Newcastle upon Tyne

Postal address

Stowe Family Law LLP
Yorkshire House
Greek Street

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Our team of Newcastle family lawyers

Rachel Roberts
“Rachel Roberts is excellent. She is efficient, effective and pragmatic with her adv...
Regional Director, Midlands and North
Christopher Birch
Sharp, knowledgeable and determined with a no-nonsense approach, I combine legal expertise...
Managing Partner, Harrogate, Beverley, York & Sheffield
Nicky Hunter
Nicky is renowned for her clear and constructive advice, as well as her ability to find cr...
Team Leader Partner, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
Sarah Crilly
Sarah has been qualified for 23 years. She is highlighted for her practical approach and h...
Partner, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
David Allen
Determined and compassionate, David adopts a no-nonsense approach, resolving family disput...
Senior Associate, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
Hollie Murray
Hollie has been ranked as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners and a Rising Star...
Senior Associate, Newcastle, North Shields & Middlesbrough
Aimee McKay
Amiee is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Newcastle office.
Solicitor, Newcastle
Molly Beattie
Molly is a Solicitor based in Stowe’s Newcastle office.
Solicitor, Newcastle
Orla O'Connor
Orla has a background in all areas of family law, with a focus on Children Act 1989 cases.
Solicitor, Newcastle
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Successful & compassionate divorce lawyers in Newcastle

Our Newcastle family law solicitors have a wealth of experience in all facets of family law, with an emphasis on resolving difficult financial issues and preserving the welfare of children during a divorce or separation. Our family team offers sensitive legal services to support you at this extremely trying time in your life.

Family Law Solicitors

Our family law lawyers Newcastle are very adept at resolving the problems presented by families and individuals who are involved in a family law matter. No matter the complexity of the financial situation at hand or the need for a child custody arrangement order, it is our goal at Stowe Family Law to work with you to find a solution. The satisfaction and welfare of our customers come first at all times, and this affects how we deliver our individualised service.

Our clients in Newcastle and the North East rely on Stowe family law for specialised help. We deal with a range of families, including those of working parents, stay-at-home parents, and families with significant wealth and assets.

On your side – Family lawyer Newcastle

Under the direction of Partner Nicky Hunter, Regional Director Rachel Roberts, and Managing Partner Sarah Barr-Young, we give the best accurate legal advice in Newcastle by fusing our sharp legal knowledge with empathy and customer concern. To avoid protracted processes, we take an out-of-court settlement method. However, we understand that this is only sometimes possible. When litigation is necessary to reach a just conclusion, we have extensive litigation experience. We are fully aware of the level of legal knowledge needed to help you and your family get through this extremely trying time.

As a local family law firm, we customise our strategies and legal counsel to meet the needs of each client, assisting you from beginning to end with the pragmatic, emotional, and legal facets of divorce (and other types of separation). Additionally, the Solicitors Regulation Authority thoroughly regulates our family law practice.

Family Law Team

Despite the fact that our divorce lawyers have a reputation for being skilled litigators, going to court can add needless time, money, and worry to a divorce or separation. We provide alternatives to going to court such as alternative dispute resolution, (mediation, arbitration, and collaborative law) which enable each couple to resolve disagreements and come to agreements on finances, any concerned children, and other family matters.

Along with helping our clients with the legal aspects of divorce, we always take an empathic stance and urge them to reach out to our network of family support specialists if necessary. This includes parenting support groups, coaches, and therapists. Be sure to contact us immediately for the best family legal advice in Newcastle.

Protecting Your Financial Position – Specialist Divorce Law Newcastle

For the best possible financial settlement, the Stowe Family Law in-house accounting team will provide you with a clear picture of the assets in your marriage. We are very skilled in tax, property, appraisals, accounting, and pensions. Get in touch with the top family law experts in Newcastle for guidance on family law matters. Full legal counsel is offered in Newcastle and the surrounding areas by our expert family law firm.

Stowe Family Law Newcastle

Our family law team at the law solicitors in Newcastle will provide a personal service for your relationship breakdown. Our family law solicitors can make the legal process smooth and easy, whether that be giving honest sound advice, dealing with court proceedings or discussing cohabitation agreements. Our excellent law firm has a team of highly skilled family law solicitors with extensive experience.

If you require financial settlements within your divorce process or you have complex financial matters to deal with, contact our family solicitors and experience our range of family law services. We give a personal touch to the whole process and a practical approach, to ensure we capture the best interests of the clients and receive the best outcome for everyone. Contact a family law solicitor at Stowe family law today for an initial consultation.

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Visiting our Newcastle family law solicitors

City Quadrant

2nd Floor

11 Waterloo St

Newcastle upon Tyne


You will find our Newcastle family solicitors within City Quadrant on Waterloo St, just off the A186. For those travelling via public transport, Newcastle train station is about a five-minute walk and the nearest bus stop is just two minutes away on Neville St. If you are driving, paid parking is available close by at the train station and even closer at Grainger Town Car Park.

Easily accessible from the North East of England, we give expert guidance on divorce and separation to clients in Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland and Gateshead, to name just a few places.

Our phone lines are open from 8:30am – 7pm, Monday to Friday.
And 9am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Understanding what you're going through

  • Making family law easier to grasp

  • Helping to take the strain

  • Tailoring our services for you and your circumstances

More about our family law solicitors Newcastle

More about our family law solicitors Newcastle

  • Starting a divorce application in Newcastle

    You cannot begin divorce proceedings until you have been married for at least a year.

    To start, you need to submit an application to the court (Form D8) with a declaration that your marriage has broken down irretrievably.

    This is usually made online via a court portal (although you can make a paper application) and requires a payment of £593.

    You can apply for a divorce by yourself (sole applicant) or make a joint application with your ex-spouse (joint applicants).

    Alternatively, if you receive a divorce application from your spouse, you are called the respondent in the legal process.

    Getting this part right early is important in that it will help you to save time and money throughout your divorce process. As any family lawyer or family law solicitor will tell you, it can also make the entire process more amicable as you, and your partner, are clear from the start.

    Here at Stowe, our Newcastle family law solicitors will support you through the process and offer professional guidance and advice to make your divorce or civil partnership dissolution as quick and convenient as possible. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our local family firm today.

  • How long will my divorce in Newcastle take?

    The length of the divorce proceedings depends on a range of factors, including any financial issues, childcare concerns or other complexities.

    An experienced family lawyer from Stowe can offer advice to help you speed up the process, and expedite everything we can to get you through this difficult period of your life.

    Most divorces take around 6 – 9 months to complete, barring any serious complexities. If you’re looking for a quick divorce from Newcastle’s leading family law firm, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. From specialist family law advice to practical support throughout your divorce proceedings, the Stowe team are here for you.

  • Responding to a divorce application

    If you’ve been served with a divorce application in Newcastle it’s sometimes unclear as to how you should respond; you’ll be presented with a lot of legal wording and expressions that do more to create frustration than they do to provide clarity.

    Our Newcastle family law solicitors can help you to respond to a divorce application while preparing you to get the best possible outcome for you, and for your family.

    If you’re looking for a family law team in your local area, don’t hesitate to get in touch today. Our family law firm in Newcastle can help to guide you through one of the most difficult periods of your life in a calm, understanding manner.

  • Arrangements for children and child custody

    One of the most difficult steps in a separation or divorce is in working through the arrangements for your children (formerly known as child custody). While this is a challenging process, it is in the best interests of your children to reach a civil agreement with your ex-partner.

    To make sure you get the best result for you and your children, it often helps to have a child law specialist on-hand to provide you with guidance on what a fair and workable arrangement might look like.

    Our Newcastle child solicitors have extensive experience in child arrangement cases and have seen a variety of solutions to suit every situation, no matter how niche. The primary goal of our family law solicitors in Newcastle is to get the best outcome for your children and to help you to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner wherever possible.

  • Can I dissolve a civil partnership with Stowe Family Law in Newcastle?

    Ending a civil partnership takes a heavy emotional toll.

    Known as dissolution, the path to dissolving a civil partnership is very similar to the process of divorce.

    Dissolving a civil partnership can only be instigated after you’ve been in the partnership for a year.

    You will be entitled to all the same benefits and entitlements as those who get divorced, and in a similar vein, thought will need to be given to the sharing of assets and the arrangements for your children.

    To help you through the dissolution process, our civil partnership solicitors can provide practical guidance and support to help you to achieve your desired outcome.

    At Stowe Family Law in Newcastle, we can provide up-to-date legal advice to help you get through one of the most difficult periods of your life. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Stowe’s leading family lawyers in Newcastle.

  • Is Stowe's Newcastle office based in the city centre?

    Yes, we are! Our Newcastle office is just a short walk from both Newcastle train station and the Tyne Bridge. Located at City Quadrant, our Newcastle family law office is in the perfect position for anyone living in Newcastle or the surrounding areas.

    While we can carry out most of our family law services without meeting you face to face, our office is open for appointments if you’d feel more comfortable. For more information, or to start your divorce proceedings ASAP, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our specialist team of family solicitors in Newcastle today.

  • Updates from our Newcastle office

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When it comes to your family, sometimes things don’t go as planned. Our team of divorce lawyers in Newcastle can help show you the way. Whether you are facing divorce, dissolving a civil partnership, dealing with financial matters, need a Child Arrangement Order or a cohabitation agreement, our skilled Newcastle family solicitors will guide you through the process with care and empathy so you can move forward in life from a position of renewed strength. With family lawyers in Newcastle and across Tyne & Wear, we are the largest specialist family law firm in the UK and first choice for a solicitor for divorce in the area.

Matthew is a Senior Associate and was noted in the Legal 500 for being ‘excellent’ and thinking ‘through cases very carefully to make very sound tactical decisions.’ His specialism is resolving financial issues following a divorce or separation and he frequently advises clients on cohabitation issues. He is based at our Liverpool office.

Date last reviewed: 07/06/2024


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