Our excellent team have a wealth of combined experience.
It is their knowledge and insight that provides the unshakeable foundation for all of the work that we do here at Prism Family Law.
Mr Andrew Wraith
Principal Solicitor, Prism Family Law
Andrew is the principal lawyer of Prism Family Law Limited. A specialist family lawyer, Andrew has over 17 years of experience in dealing with family cases of all types, having qualified in November 2005.
Andrew has extensive and considerable experience in dealing with the breakdown of all types of relationships and the issues that arise from this. Andrew’s experience extends to matters such as divorce and dissolution of civil partnerships, arrangements for children, applications for protective orders and injunctions, as well as matters concerning financial provision, including but not limited to applications for financial relief and maintenance.
Andrew also has experience in representing children in care proceedings, representing parents in cases concerning removal and applications concerning the use of parental responsibility, including issues relating to Child Arrangements Orders and provision for family time (contact).
In relation to financial issues, Andrew has considerable experience of representing the interests of his clients upon divorce including where personal, business and pension assets are involved.
Andrew is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel, the Law Society’s Children Law Panel (meaning that he can often be found to represent the interests of children in care proceedings) and is a member of Resolution – an organisation dedicated to the practice of family law in a non-confrontational and client-focused way.
Mr David Banks
Principal Solicitor, Prism Family Law
David qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and has predominantly since then practiced exclusively family law in the North East area. His particular expertise is in relation to Care Proceedings and Child Protection matters where the Local Authority are concerned with the care of minor children, but he also has a wide breadth of experience in all areas of family law.
David is also a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Panel and represents the interests of children in care proceedings.
David has a particular interest in relation to clients that present with a learning disability or concerns regarding mental health, having previously obtained a Masters Degree in Mental Health Law from Northumbria University in 2003.
David prides himself in the knowledge that the vast majority of his clients come to him through recommendations from other clients and professionals. He has extensive insight and experience in all areas of Family Law and undertakes his own advocacy in all of his cases, providing a seamless service from first instruction to the conclusion of the case.
Solicitor, Prism Family Law
Katie graduated from Northumbria University in July 2019 achieving the M.Law Exempting degree.
Katie gained legal experience whilst working in a family law firm in the Student Law Office at Northumbria University whereby she supported clients with family matters.
In August 2019, Katie began working at Prism Family Law as a paralegal before starting her Period of Recognised Training in September 2020 with the firm. Katie qualified as a Solicitor in April 2022.
Katie provides legal advice and help to families and individuals who find themselves in difficult situations and represents parents in care proceedings, child arrangements and child protection matters.
Katie also is instructed on a regular basis to deal with divorce and financial matters arising from separation.
Paralegal, Prism Family Law
Charlotte is a family law paralegal here at Prism Family Law, having joined in September 2022.
Charlotte graduated from Northumbria University in 2022 gaining the M.Law exempting qualification, having as part her studies undertaken direct face-to-face client work as part of her degree within the Student Law Office, undertaking, in particular, business and commercially orientated work.
Charlotte helps work with family members who find themselves requiring legal help and assistance with state intervention, helping parents navigate the intricacies of child protection and public law outline conferences and meetings with a view to avoiding further intervention such as the issuing of care proceedings.
Charlotte also greatly assists the firm’s solicitors with their work when required.