Silk Family Law appoints Harriet Reid to partnership

Solicitor Harriet Reid has been promoted to partner at specialist family law firm Silk Family Law.

Formerly an associate at the boutique firm, Reid (pictured) has 25 years of experience as a family law solicitor.

She is a collaboratively trained lawyer and member of Resolution, the national organisation of family law professionals that promotes a conciliatory and constructive approach to divorce and separation.

Born and bred near York, Reid is a trustee of charity Two Ridings Community Foundation.

Margaret Simpson, who founded Silk Family Law in 2010 with barrister Ian Kennerley and solicitor Kim Fellowes, said: “Harriet’s appointment reflects her contribution to both the firm’s growing client base and our enviable reputation. Harriet has particular expertise in complex farming divorces and children matters, often with an international dimension.”

“Internal promotions such as Harriet’s are key to us developing and nurturing top legal talent as Silk Family Law looks forward to celebrating its first 10 years.”

Silk Family Law, which currently has 24 members of staff, has offices in Newcastle and North Yorkshire (near Scotch Corner) as well as consulting rooms in York, Leeds and London.