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Close Thornton welcomes new family law solicitor

Close Thornton welcomes new family law solicitor

Close Thornton Solicitors in Darlington have appointed a new solicitor to head up its Family Department.

Julie Kirkbride, aged 49, from Stockton, brings to the firm over 15 years’ experience.

Julie has always specialised in Family Law having worked at some other reputed law firms on Teesside. Close Thornton has a long tradition of specialising in family law. The Family department undertakes all types of work including divorce proceedings and dealing with the financial consequences of the breakdown of a marriage, disputes in respect of children both between parents in Private Law proceedings and parents and the Local Authority in Public Law Care proceedings, Child Abduction, Domestic Violence/ Injunctions, Co- habitation disputes.

On her appointment, Julie says: “I am delighted to be joining Close Thornton, which is one of the most highly respected law firms in the region. I am a dedicated family lawyer and enjoy the interaction with the public that this role requires.”

Julie became interested in Law after joining a Law evening class when she was in her mid-20s. She went on to read an LLB (Hons) degree at Teesside University and then completed her Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University in 1999. Following additional training she qualified as a solicitor in 2004.

Shaun Burke, from Close Thornton, says: “We are thrilled to welcome Julie to Close Thornton. She is an excellent, compassionate family lawyer and is dedicated to taking a non-confrontational approach to family problems. She will make a fantastic addition to our exceptional team.”

For over 70 years, Close Thornton Solicitors has served the local people and those of the surrounding areas of South Durham and North Yorkshire. Many clients come to the business on personal and professional recommendations.

Close Thornton was first law firm in Darlington to have been awarded Lexcel, The Law Society’s prestigious quality mark for legal excellence. This provides confirmation of legal practice excellence by adhering to the Law Society’s Practice Management Standards.

New Family Law Solicitor

Close Thornton Solicitors – 2 Duke Street, Darlington, DL3 7AB.
www.close-thornton.co.uk
Tel – 01325 466461

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