Louisa Bestford

Family, Personal and Family

Title: Solicitor

Tel: 0191 226 7924

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Louisa joined Sintons in September 2018 as a solicitor in the family team.

She started her career in family law at a busy high street practice in West Cumbria before developing her experience as head of department at a Teesside based firm.


  • Louisa has a wide range of expertise in family matters including divorce, cohabitation and finance cases. In those concerning high net worth assets including businesses, financial portfolios and pensions Louisa advises clients working alongside leading financial advisors.
  • She sensitively supports parents and grandparents in children and grandchildren cases.  Wherever possible she will try and resolve matters in a conciliatory manner, however, she appreciates this is not always possible. In these circumstances she will confidently progress matters through the court process.
  • As an experienced solicitor Louisa has been asked on many occasions to share her views on family matters with BBC Radio Newcastle and Teesside. She is a member of Resolution and has spent time with MP’s in both Newcastle and Teesside promoting issues relating to improving the rights of cohabitees.
  • The family team won team of the year at the 2019 Northern Law Awards.


The family team won praise from the Legal 500 2018, being acknowledged for their “excellent work”.

Outside of work, a day at the beach with her family on the Northumbrian coast is her favourite way to spend a weekend.

Key Practice Areas

  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Co-habitation
  • Children matters
  • Finance