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Stephanie LaytonSolicitor

Stephanie is a solicitor in our family team based at our Newcastle office. She assists clients with divorce and non-married partners separating, dealing with both the financial and any children issues arising from the separation. She understands that separation can be one of the most difficult times for a family and aims to provide clear advice to help enable clients reach agreements which are fair and reasonable. She also assists clients who wish to protect their assets at the beginning of, or during a relationship by advising on Cohabitation Agreements, Declarations of Trust and Pre and Post – Nuptial Agreements.

Stephanie also assists clients in cases involving the Court of Protection, predominantly in situations where a family member may have lost capacity to make financial decisions but does not have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place.

Stephanie is passionate about children matters helping parents through difficult separations keeping focus on the best interests of any children. She is a member of Voices in the Middle, a website of the charity Kids in the Middle dedicated to helping children through separations. She advises parents on a range of children matters, from child arrangements and relocation to Parental Responsibility and safeguarding issues.

Stephanie is Accredited by the Law Society as a Family Law Specialist. She is also a member of ‘Resolution’, an association of specialist family lawyers who adopt a firm yet conciliatory approach to family cases. She currently sits as Secretary on the Young Resolution committee.


  • "Stephanie provided a professional but personal service and was very understanding of my needs. Thank you."

    - Client of Stephanie Layton

  • "Stephanie is very professional and a pleasure to deal with."

    - Client of Stephanie Layton