Peter Dunn & Co. 20 Athenaeum Street, Sunderland, SR1 1DH and at 16 North Terrace Seaham SR7 7EU
0191 568 9000


We offer specialist advice on all issues arising from your relationship breakdown either before or after separation from your partner/spouse. We want to ensure that both the emotional and financial costs of divorce or family breakdown are minimized for all involved.

The head of our Family Law Department, Susan McCabe, is an Accredited Advanced Member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel with specialist areas being financial settlements and issues relating to children. We are members of Resolution, The Solicitors Family Law Association, which promotes a constructive approach to resolving family law problems.

As well as specialising in the traditional methods of resolving family law problems Susan is a Trained Collaborative Lawyer. This is a new approach to Family Law in which you and your former partner and your lawyers meet together to attempt to find a constructive outcome for all concerned. Susan will be delighted to discuss with you in person which approach is most suitable for you.

We emphasise negotiation and agreement rather than conflict and confrontation in the application of family law to the special circumstances of your case. This approach makes it much less likely that you will end up involved in a costly court case.

We offer advice in our family department on all family law issues including:

  • Divorce and separation.
  • Financial settlements.
  • Arrangements for children following separation.
  • Injunctions.
  • Care proceedings.
  • Guardian representation.
  • Pre-nuptial agreements.

For further information on how we can help you in your matter, click here to submit your enquiry.

Peter Dunn & Co. is the trading name of Peter Dunn & Co. Limited (CRN 08017997) whose registered office is 20 Athenaeum Street, Sunderland, SR1 1DH
The Company is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority