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Leanne SutherlandAssociate


Leanne is an Associate Solicitor within the Family department based at our Wallsend office. She started her career at the firm as a trainee solicitor and successfully qualified into our Family department in 2009. She deals with both private and publicly funded clients covering a wide range of matrimonial matters including:

  • Divorce;
  • Separation;
  • Ancillary Relief;
  • Financial Disputes including Cohabitee Disputes;
  • Private Children Cases including Contact / Residence; and
  • Care Proceedings.

Leanne  is a member of the following specialist panels:

  • Resolution – an association of specialist family lawyers who adopt a firm yet conciliatory approach to family cases.
  • The Resolution Specialist Accreditation scheme – members are required to be specialist family lawyers. Leanne has a particular specialism in Children Law – Private and Domestic Abuse.
  • The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation scheme – members have a high level of knowledge, skills, experience and practice in the area of children law.

Leanne is also a member of The Resolution Parenting After Parting Committee (PAP). The focus of the committee’s work is on skills development for members working with parents or children, in the context of divorce and separation.

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  • Children Law – The Law Society


  • "The service I received was beyond my expectations. I am extremely happy - Leanne has done a great job. Thank you."

    - Client of Leanne Sutherland