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    Renowned for its high-quality partner-led legal advice, Hay & Kilner has been recommended in 19 practice areas in The Legal 500 2017, a clear sign of the quality and breadth of service offered to its loyal client base. Named as a regional heavyweight, the full-service Newcastle based firm is regarded in the highest terms for […]

    In the recently reported case of Owens v Owens, the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a Judge who made the original decision that Mrs Owens was not able to divorce Mr Owens. The allegations that she had made about Mr Owens’ behaviour were flimsy and fell short of what was necessary for the […]

    A landmark victory in the Supreme Court has seen a Northern Ireland woman win a share of her former partner’s pension, with commentators saying it’s likely to add impetus to the drive for greater rights for unmarried couples. But, in the meantime, cohabitees should face up and formalise arrangements, rather than keeping their fingers crossed. […]

    Leanne Sutherland, an Associate Solicitor within the Family team at Hay & Kilner, has been appointed to The Law Society Children Law Panel Accreditation Scheme, on which she joins her colleagues, Robert Hart and Kerry Sutherland. Leanne achieved the membership after a demanding application process in which she provided written evidence of her expertise and […]

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