New Silk Family Law appointments enable firm’s Yorkshire team to help more clients

New Silk Family Law appointments enable firm’s Yorkshire team to help more clients

Silk Family Law recently expanded its senior team in Yorkshire to support an increase in the number and complexity of new enquiries the firm is seeing as a result of the changing situation around the pandemic and lockdown—particularly where land, business and other asset valuations have fluctuated. 

Recently appointed associate Matthew Miles joined Silk Family Law before Christmas, bringing more than a decade of family law experience working across Yorkshire.

More recently, the firm further expanded its team in Yorkshire with the appointment of legal assistant Julie Gallon, whose experience spans almost 30 years in family law with some of the top law firms in the North of England.  

The appointments will further strengthen the Silk Family Law’s Yorkshire team. Based at the firm’s Leeds and North Yorkshire offices, Miles and Gallon will work closely with colleagues to service a growing number of client instructions across the region.  

Miles specialises in all areas of family law, particularly resolving complex financial issues for high-net-worth individuals on divorce. He regularly advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements and has extensive expertise in children disputes, including applications by parents to relocate overseas.

Prior to joining Silk Family Law, Miles was a senior solicitor at Stowe Family Law in Harrogate, following 12 years working as a lawyer at Leeds-based firms. He has worked exclusively in family law throughout his career. 

He is the former treasurer of Resolution for the West & North Yorkshire region and remains an active member of the committee.

Teresa Davidson, partner at Silk Family Law and head of the team in Leeds, said: “Recruiting someone of Matthew’s calibre and reputation to work alongside other senior members of the team is already allowing us to build and develop our services in Leeds and across Yorkshire. With Julie’s extensive experience also now supporting the senior team, we can maintain the highest levels of service throughout this growth period for the firm.” 

“These appointments are a key part of our plan to extend Silk’s reach in the region, and the firm is delighted to welcome new members to the team during a time when we are building and growing across our three office bases.”

Miles commented: “The Silk ethos of prioritising client care aligns perfectly with how I like to work, and I am thrilled to be working alongside some of the most well-respected family lawyers in the North of England to support families with legal issues as we all plan ahead for coming out of lockdown.”

Pictured: Matthew Miles and Julie Gallon
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