Christine McVay


Head of Family Law

T: 0191 211 1530

Christine heads our Matrimonial and Family law division.

A native of the north east, Christine has been at the forefront of handling many highly complex high-profile cases involving celebrities, members of the Bar and judiciary and a number of Lottery and Euro Millions winners involving assets of well over £100 million.

Previous positions include that of Principal Lawyer with Slater and Gordon, Partner with Shakespeares LLP in Birmingham and as a member of Stowe Family Law based in Harrogate.

Christine has extensive expertise in financial remedy cases working closely with forensic accountants, tax experts and pension actuaries. Many of her cases have involved film partnerships, large international property portfolios, complex pension assets and she has worked for many years with both London QCs and IAML Lawyers concerning foreign jurisdictions.

"I have acted for members of the Police Federations of Northumbria, Durham, Cumbria, Cleveland and Humberside. The international cases I have dealt with have included the jurisdictions of, Scotland, The Republic of Ireland, France, Spain, USA, India, Switzerland, China, Bahamas and Dominica."

I enjoy listening to (good!) blues music and going to concerts. I also enjoy walking, especially through some of the spectacular scenery available in Northumberland and the Lake District.