Newtons expands family law team with latest addition

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Newtons expands family law team with latest addition
David Kirkman, Newtons Solicitors head of family law, Rachel Baul; and MD Chris Newton.

Regional law firm Newtons Solicitors has expanded its family law team with the appointment of David Kirkman.

Mr Kirkman, who is based at the firm’s York office in Northminster Business Park, joins from Jordans Solicitors, where he trained and then qualified in 2013.

A member of Resolution – the national organisation of family lawyers committed to non-confrontational divorce, separation and other family problems – Mr Kirkman specialises in dealing with the financial aspects of divorce.

He said: “In family law every case matters a great deal to the client because it is about their families and financial security and you know you are making a real difference to people’s lives. As every individual is different, no two cases are the same and it is very interesting work.”

His appointment follows hot-on-the-heels of family lawyer, Julie Fawcett, who joined the firm last month.

Managing Director Chris Newton said: “We particularly liked David’s strong local connections, living in York and being an alumni of St Peters. He is a talented solicitor and a real asset to our strong family team.”

Newtons has its head office in Knaresborough and nine others across Yorkshire and the North East.