BORN and raised in Gateshead, Eleanor Lowes has joined Silk Family Law as a solicitor based at the firm’s Newcastle office.

She graduated with a first class honours degree in Law from Clare College Cambridge before moving to London to practice.

She attended Heworth Grange Comprehensive School.

Ms Lowes joins the Silk Family Law team to service the firm’s growing client base in the region. She will be working alongside the partners, advising clients on a broad range of family matters including divorce, financial remedy, children issues and pre-nuptial agreements.

Co-founding partner Ian Kennerley said: “Eleanor is regarded as one of the most intelligent and gifted young lawyers of her generation.

“She is already recognised in the legal guides from her practice in London and was described in the Legal 500 – the leading UK independent lawyer rankings guide – as a talented solicitor with a bright future.

“We are delighted that she will be developing her career further in the North-East, enhancing the specialist team of practitioners at Silk Family Law.”

Ms Lowes said: “I sought out Silk family Law as the firm is well known for its reputation as one of the best family law firms in the North, with national recognition.

“I am delighted to be appointed to work alongside the partners at Silk and look forward to helping families move through difficult times towards a bright and positive future.”

Prior to joining Silk Family Law in Newcastle, Eleanor was an associate at Mills and Reeve based in the firm’s London office.

Silk Family Law is a specialist family law firm that has received top tier rankings as a leading family law firm in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK for nine successive years.

The firm has offices in Newcastle, North Yorkshire (near Scotch Corner) and Leeds, as well as consulting rooms in York and London.