Family Matters

Family Matters When family relationships breakdown it can be a very difficult and emotional period for everyone involved. You need practical guidance as well as cost effective legal advice. You need to find an expert family solicitor you can trust who will deal with matters constructively and who will provide advice that meets your needs and those of your children.

We are experts in Family Law and we provide a friendly and professional service. We have specialist family lawyers who can help you who have the following Accreditations:


  • Resolution Accredited Specialist;
  • Collaborative Family Lawyer;
  • Family Mediator;
  • Children Panel .


We can offer you help in relation to the following:

  • Divorce
  • Dissolution of Civil Partnership
  • Separation
  • Children
  • Finances on the breakdown of your relationship
  • Pre Nuptial Agreements
  • Social Services involvement with your Family


Our aim is to give you the help that you need to get you through this difficult period in your life by providing a professional and efficient yet friendly and supportive service.


The Head of Department is Susan McArthur who is a partner with the Firm. She has over 20 years of experience in all areas of Family Law, and has a particular interest in resolving matters, by agreement, so that you do not have to suffer the stress and anxiety which can often arise when going to court.


Sue deals with all issues that arise on relationship breakdown whether you are married, living together or in a Civil Partnership.

Contact us today on:


  •  0191 213 1010 (General Family Enquiries) and ask our friendly Reception Team if you can speak to someone in our Family Department; or
  • use the contact form; or
  • email us on








Please print out and bring the following document with you to a meeting:
Client Information Spreadsheet

Contact our Family Law Team

Useful Documents (PDF Format)
McKeag & Co Terms and Conditions
Family Department Client Information Sheet
Pension Flexibility Information Sheet