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David Smark

Department: Family Law Position: Consultant Solicitor Email:

Personal Statement

David Smark – Family Law Solicitor

David is one of our family solicitors in Durham, and has over 30 years of experience in family law matters

Family Law

With over thirty years experience working with family law matters, David is particularly skilled in dealing with matters such a child arrangements, divorce law and financial remedy proceedings.

David joined the Freeman Johnson team in 1989 and became a partner of the firm in 1992. He previously trained and practised in family law matters, divorce proceedings and associated issues in Newcastle and Northumberland.

Being a well trusted family solicitor in Durham, David’s main aim when working with clients struggling to come to a resolution with family matters is to make a difficult process as easy and painless as possible. He understands that issues regarding families can get sensitive as both parties can be fighting for what they believe is right, but struggle to settle on a decision to resolve a painful situation that keeps the best interests of all parties in mind.

Being a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors’ Family Law Association) and the Newcastle Upon Tyne Law Society, David is a well respected and incredibly talented Durham based family solicitor.


In his spare time, David enjoys relaxing by watching the football whenever he can. He is also a keen rower and member of the Tyne Rowing Club.. when he’s not working away tirelessly in our lovely Freeman Johnson Durham office, you might see him paddling about in rowing boats all over the North!

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