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WILL-MAKING AND COVID-19

WILL-MAKING AND COVID-19

Photo by Melinda Gimpel on Unsplash The Law Society of England & Wales has produced interesting new research revealing that large amounts of people have been making or updating their wills during the pandemic.    Statistics differ, but it is generally thought that...

Lastest COVID Restrictions On Commercial Sanctions

Lastest COVID Restrictions On Commercial Sanctions

Photo by Jahoo Clouseau from Pexels Starting from 29th September 2020, the number of days’ rental arrears required before landlords can take any action under the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery scheme (CRAR) has increased. This is due to the ongoing effects of...

Mark Hipkin’s Bike Review: “ZED” 650 STARFIGHTER

Mark Hipkin’s Bike Review: “ZED” 650 STARFIGHTER

I was invited to ride the Kawasaki Z650 by M & S Motorcycles on Westgate Road in Newcastle. Often the middle-weight sector gets forgotten in the rush for off-road or dual-purpose bikes to go around the world or super-powerful naked roadsters. Fashions come and...

Special Arrangements for Witnesses in Child Care Cases

Special Arrangements for Witnesses in Child Care Cases

Photo by Brett Sayles from Pexels As citizens of the UK we are each entitled to a number of fundamental rights and freedoms under the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950). The recent case of Re C (No.2) (Children:...

Video-Witnessed Wills During Coronavirus Pandemic

Video-Witnessed Wills During Coronavirus Pandemic

Photo by Matilda Wormwood from Pexels. We recently commented on the possibility of making a valid will whilst working within the existing law and complying with social distancing requirements. We also noted that the Law Society and other bodies were lobbying the...

Charitable Gifts    

Charitable Gifts    

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels. Recent legacy data analysis by Smee and Ford indicates that charitable income from gifts in wills was down slightly in 2019, the first decline in a decade.  The total amount received was £2.9 billion compared to £3 billion the...

Alderson Law Reaccredited To The Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Alderson Law Reaccredited To The Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Photo by Binyamin Mellish from Pexels. Alderson law has been reaccredited to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the 8th year running.  This means that we are recognised for following best practice, having the appropriate expertise, and offering the...

Organ Donation Law In The England: What’s New?

Organ Donation Law In The England: What’s New?

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels. You may have been aware that, in former times, organ donation in England operated on an “opt in” system, whereby anyone interested in donating organs after their death was first required to register their consent on the NHS...

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Originally from East Yorkshire, Jasmine moved to the North East to study Law at Northumbria, graduating with a First Class Honours and a Very Competent in the Bar Professional Training Course. Before joining Alderson Law Jasmine specialised in RTA Fraud in a Personal Injury firm.

She joined our team as a Family Law Paralegal in 2018, after which she undertook the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sunderland and became a Trainee Solicitor in March 2020. In her spare time Jasmine likes visiting the beach and watching live music.

Julie is a highly experienced property solicitor. Born and bred in the North East, Julie worked at national and international firms prior to joining the team at Alderson Law in 2017. She works alongside her clients, advising on residential and commercial property development, property investment, portfolio management, property finance, landlord and tenant, easements and restrictive covenants.

Fiona is a specialist private client lawyer providing advice and assistance with wills, trusts, tax planning, probate & estate administration, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection and elderly client work. Having previously worked with a number of Newcastle-based firms listed in The Legal 500, Fiona brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. She is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), the association for specialists in family inheritance and succession planning.

Fiona grew up in Northern Ireland and studied law at Durham University, and has remained in the North East ever since. She enjoys spending time with her family at their cottage in Northumberland.

Mark Hipkin, partner at Alderson Law LLP, has been involved in advising motorcyclists and motorcycle businesses for over 25 years.

Mark is a biker himself (currently riding a 1981 Triumph Bonneville) and offers full legal support for all motorcycle-related matters, including personal injury, business/employment, family/matrimonial, and child law. Mark is committed to running even the most complex cases to the end and getting the best results.

At Alderson Law we run a dedicated claims department tailored specifically for bikers who have been involved in an accident. We deal with your legal expenses cover (and can be appointed as a panel solicitor on your case, providing you call us first before contacting your insurer) and offer a sympathetic, responsive, and informed legal advice line for bikers, scooterists and cyclists.

Having worked in family law for over 25 years, Julie is a highly accomplished specialist in her field. She has a vast body of experience in dealing with family law, from divorce and related financial issues to complex child-related cases. Julie was the first person in North Tyneside to achieve the status of an accredited advanced family law specialist, and is a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel, which demonstrates her experience in complex contested family cases and other subject-specific matters.

Though multi-talented and highly experienced, Julie’s particular speciality is in complex ancillary relief (financial settlement) claims and complex residence and contact disputes.

In her spare time Julie enjoys relaxing and spending time with her family and three grandchildren. She attends clients at our Whitley Bay and Blythe offices.

Tracey is one of our Partners and qualified as a solicitor in 1997. Throughout her career she has had a varied caseload undertaking matters in most areas of civil and private client law. Tracey can assist clients in a wide range of matters including: Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Debt Recovery, Residential and Commercial Conveyancing as well as Licensing and Landlord and Tenant matters.

Tracey is one of our most senior practitioners with over 20 years of local experience, having graduated from both Newcastle University and Northumbria University. When not in the office she enjoys walking, cycling, and cooking with her family.