Fiona Ryans

Senior Associate

Fiona has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of family breakdown with particular emphasis on finances and children.

Fiona Ryans
Specialises in:
Divorce & Family
Newcastle Office
0191 232 8345

Fiona has worked in well known firms in Newcastle throughout her career dealing with all aspects of family breakdown with particular emphasis on finances and children.

She approaches matters constructively and holistically trying to reduce conflict where possible leading to a positive solution for her clients and their family going forward.

Fiona is one of a handful of lawyers in the North East trained to be both a collaborative practitioner and to have undertaken Resolution Together training, allowing her to advise couples jointly in their separation and divorce proceedings.

All aspects of family law including:

  • Financial issues arising from divorce and separation
  • Disputes concerning arrangements for children including relocation
  • Pre and post nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Collaborative family lawyer

Awards, memberships & accolades

  • Member of Resolution
  • Committee member for Collaborative POD North East
  • Volunteer for LawCare

Outside of the office
Apart from spending time with her family, Fiona loves walking her dog on the beautiful beaches in Northumberland and keeping fit.

Fiona qualified in 1994.

Fiona was extremely knowledgeable, professional, friendly and efficient. She provided me with direction and a clear route forward and left me feeling reassured.

Fiona's communication was excellent and she explained everything to me very clearly.

I am happy with the service provided. I would highly recommend Fiona to others.


Thank you once again for everything you have done over the past year. I can't thank you enough for being so friendly and approachable during our meetings and making me feel more at ease during a difficult year. You are a special person.


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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.