Tim Barker


I moved to the North East to attend Northumbria University when I was 18 and have lived here ever since.   I became a Partner in the firm in 1999. 

I head up the firm’s Family Law Department and regularly deal with cases throughout Northumberland, Newcastle and in Durham.   Indeed in the last year I have also dealt with cases in the Lancashire, London and Nottingham area.   I regularly deal with all aspects of Family Law including finances following breakdown of relationship and issues around children.  

I am also a member of the Police Station and Magistrates Court Duty Rota and have been for many years.  I have experience of dealing with offences at all ends of the spectrum from road traffic through to serious assaults and murder cases.

I also deal with Residential and Commercial Conveyancing as well as Wills and Probate.  

I live in Newcastle with my wife and two children with whom I enjoy spending my spare time.   Other than family my passions are travel and sport.   

I have not travelled enough and want to see more of the world. 

In terms of sport I have played regularly throughout my life football, tennis and squash.   Unfortunately my oldest daughter is now getting the better of me on the squash court.  

In that regard Lawson & Thompson is a keen supporter of local grass roots sport, sponsoring a children’s football team in Ashington as well as local junior squash events.

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