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Newton Kearns LLP

Private client > Family Tier 3

‘Skilled and highly personable at Newton Kearns LLP - these are the young guns showing the old guard how it is done. Incredibly knowledgeable and insightful in all matters relating to family law, this team has really made a name for itself'.  Led by Paul Newton  (who is ‘in equal measure personable and pragmatic’) and Patrick Kearns  (‘astute and solution focused’) this boutique family law firm advises on an array of complex and high-value financial disputes as well as issues relating to the provision of financial support for children. It is also recommended for its work on substantial pre- and post-nuptial agreements. Maggie Rae  represents high-net-worth and high-profile clients. It is a ‘class act’.

Practice head(s):

Paul Newton;  Patrick Kearns

Other key lawyers:

Maggie Rae; Frances Petterson; Victoria Francis; Ali Granville


‘Paul Newton – great lawyer but also an incredibly kind person who cares deeply about his clients. Patrick Kearns – fearless litigator and uncannily good judgment. Ali Granville – new but a rising star. Able to cope with complex and difficult material with skill well beyond her years’.

‘I really enjoy working with Newton Kearns. They have a fantastic team full of talent. They litigate very sensibly, dealing with a range of high profile cases extremely professionally. Patrick Kearns is a real joy to work with. He is extremely charismatic and has a great rapport with clients who implicitly trust his judgement. He litigates sensibly and gets fantastic results for the client. Maggie Rae – Consultant. Maggie is a family law legend‘.

‘This boutique family law firm has a small but perfectly formed team of lawyers who treat every client as if they are the only one. Equally strong on money and children. They are experienced litigators when proceedings are required, but they will always try to reduce conflict and obtain an amicable resolution whenever that is possible, and are brilliant at finding the path in a case that enables such an outcome. Clients love them’.

‘Paul Newton – gets superb results for clients, and brings a lot of wisdom to strategy. He knows how to settle well but he isn’t afraid to fight when it is needed. Patrick Kearns – just brilliant – total star of the future. He has superb judgment, excellent at anticipating what might happen so by the time it does you are in the best possible position. Clients love him, they know they are in the best possible hands‘.

‘Frances Petterson – equally strong on money and children and brings great knowledge and skill to her case prep. She’s a very effective litigator, but she won’t drive a case in that direction if she can find another way. Victoria Francis – clients love her. She gives superb advice early on and she never puts a foot wrong when decisions need to be made’.

‘A class act. One of the most talented, ambitious young law firms in family law. Patrick Kearns can do the job of solicitor and barrister. He sees the end result and ensures that cases go along the track he believes they should follow. He is one of the best negotiators at the family bar’.

‘Paul Newton has brilliant judgment. He gets on with clients and opponents and achieves excellent results. Maggie Rae needs no introduction. She commands a level of respect reserved only for people with her wisdom in this area. Frances Petterson is exceptional. She works tirelessly for her clients. She isn’t afraid of anyone. She is a force to be reckoned with’.

‘A dream team of family lawyers make up this well respected boutique. Paul Newton is a brilliant lawyer. Committed but always pragmatic and gives commercial balanced advice. Charming to work with and against!. Paul Newton is first class – he is the person I would use if I needed a family lawyer. He is fantastic with people, kind and clever, a joy to work with. Patrick Kearns is also fantastic – great mind and cooperative approach’.

Newton Kearns is a boutique family law firm which advises high-net-worth clients on all aspects of family law.  All its lawyers are highly respected experts in their field and have a wealth of experience acting for high-net-worth and high profile clients from all walks of life in respect of UK and international family law issues.

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