Family Law

Newcastle Law Centre offers a range of free and affordable family law services to people living in the North East of England.

The level of advice we can provide will depend on individual circumstances as well as our funding.

We do not hold a legal aid contract and won’t be able to offer you advice if you are able to get Legal Aid or you already have a solicitor.

If you live in Newcastle upon Tyne and have a low income we can offer you free advice.

If you live in Sunderland and have a low income we can offer you free advice through our partnership with Sunderland University Student Law Clinic

If you live in Northumberland or Tyne and Wear and have experienced domestic abuse, we can offer you free advice on family law.

If you live outside the city then we offer a range of low cost subsidised family law services.

Free advice for Newcastle residents

We can offer face to face and telephone based advice for Family Law related issues.

This service is funded by the Newcastle Fund and is only available to Newcastle Residents who cannot afford to pay for a solicitor. It is a small service and appointments are only available on a Thursday and Friday.

Please call us on 0191 230 4777 or e-mail [email protected] for further information in relation to these services and for details of our next available appointments.

We may be able to offer advice and assistance in relation to the following areas:

  • Separation
  • Children matters relating to separation
  • Children matters involving social services
  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce

The above list is not exhaustive; please contact us to see if we are able to assist you with your query. We are not able to advise on financial settlements due to insurance restrictions.

If you live outside Newcastle you can access our low cost family law service.

North East Residents: Low cost family law advice

If you are not a Newcastle resident and are not eligible for our free advice service, we offer a low cost service on an hourly paid basis.

We set this service up as we are aware that many people are unable to afford a solicitor and may not have access to legal aid.

As we are a charity, we are able to offer services that cost less than high street solicitors.

One-off advice appointments are available for £65 with our family solicitor lasting up to an hour. Further advice and casework may be offered at the same rate.

You can see an example of our packages of advice [Family fixed fee menu April 2016].

Please call us on 0191 230 4777 or e-mail [email protected] for further information in relation to these services and for details of our next available appointments.

We may be able to offer advice and assistance in relation to the following areas:

  • Separation
  • Children matters relating to separation
  • Children matters involving social services
  • Domestic violence
  • Divorce

The above list is not exhaustive; please contact us to see if we are able to assist you with your query. We are not able to advise on financial settlements.