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Family Law and Divorce

Hewitts has assembled one of the most experienced family law teams in the North East, able to offer friendly, expert advice on a wide range of issues.

If you are going through a divorce or separation, suffering from domestic abuse, involved in a cohabitation dispute or matters involving children it is vital to have the best specialist advice available to achieve the best result.

The specialists in our team have a wealth of collective experience.  Our Private Law Family Team has members of the Law Society Family Law Panel and Resolution Accredited specialist family solicitors.  Our Public Law Team has members of the Law Society Children Panel and has expertise in representing both parents and children in cases involving Social Services.

No matter what your problem, we can help.
– A strong team with a broad range of experience and specialists in all areas of family law
– Family issues are always sensitive matters, so we will be sympathetic, supportive and understanding
– We will act quickly to ensure you and your loved ones are protected


Anittha Selvakkumaran now lives happily in Singapore.

Anittha Selvakkumaran was staying in a women’s refuge when she was introduced to Hewitts for help with her divorce.

Anittha said: “My solicitor became more of a friend and a great guide than a lawyer working on my case. She was dedicated, resourceful and knowledgeable in her work.

“When I first met her she understood my expectations clearly and advised me on the possible outcomes.”

Part-way through the case Anittha had to leave the UK and return to Singapore. When she was unable to return to give evidence, Hewitts arranged for her to testify via a video link.

Anittha’s case was concluded satisfactorily, including a financial settlement, and she is now making a new life in Singapore.

“Without Hewitts’ true dedication, commitment and expertise I would not have achieved the results that I obtained,” she said. “Without Hewitts’ help, I do not know where I would have ended up in my life.”