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Newcastle lawyer appointed to Law Society Children Panel

18 Nov 2016

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 attended an interview. As a member of the Law Society Children Law Panel, Leanne is a certified Children’s Representative and can act for children through court appointed guardians in all care proceedings and complex family law cases. Members are recognised as having a high level of skill, experience and expertise in the intense, emotive and demanding area of Children Law.

Leanne is an existing member of the Law Society Adult Law Panel in which she represents parents within care proceedings. Her caseload includes complex cases of non-accidental injury and sexual abuse and representation at Court of Appeal level. Leanne is also a specialist accredited member of Resolution in the area of private children law matters and domestic abuse cases. Resolution is an association of specialist family lawyers who adopt a firm yet conciliatory approach to family law cases. Leanne is also a member of the Resolution North East regional committee.

Speaking of her appointment to the panel, Leanne said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to The Law Society Children Law Panel – it represents further recognition of the expertise which I have gained over the years in the very specialist field in which I work.”

Robert Hart, Partner at Hay & Kilner commented:

“We are extremely proud of Leanne and all of her achievements. She is a very talented lawyer, and always provides an exceptional level of service to her clients. As a firm, we are delighted that we now have three solicitors with this prestigious accreditation, demonstrating the expertise that our team possess.”

The Family law team at Hay & Kilner is recognised as one of the leading teams in the North East. This is a view which is endorsed in Chambers & Partners, an independently researched guide to the legal profession: “Hay & Kilner is a long-established firm with an excellent family department”.

Hay & Kilner is one of the region’s leading law firms, offering a full range of legal services to businesses and individuals.

For further information, please contact Robert Hart, Partner at Hay & Kilner

Call: 0191 262 8231

Email: Robert.Hart@hay-kilner.co.uk