Alderson Law

Our Services

Alderson Law are currently the largest Law Firm in Northumberland.

Company/Commercial

We offer expertise in Company Law and Procedure for a range of businesses, including advice on Partnership and Business Law, Business start ups, Disputes and the Law relating to Licensing. We have an active,broad and experienced property department. Our services are efficient, tailored to our clients’ needs, and a cost effective alternative to larger city centre practices.

Contact: juliefarrellknowles@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Conveyancing/Property

We have a significant National  Residential and Commercial Conveyancing Practice. A quality service at a realistic price is our bottom line. Our Conveyancing Department benefits from the latest tools in Information Technology whilst maintaining the “personal touch” which keeps our clients returning time and again. We are  also able to offer advice in relation to Landlord and Tenant Law.

We are approved members of the Law Society ‘Conveyancing Quality Scheme’ which means that we meet the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure that we give our clients a professional and quality Conveyancing Service.

Commercial Contact: traceymurray@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Residential Contact: susanheron@aldersonlaw.co.uk
Residential Contact: gillianfawcett@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Debt Recovery

Our Litigation Department offers a fast and effective debt recovery service for both individual and commercial clients. We provide a range of fee options and fully understand from experience, the practicalities of recovering debt quickly and cost effectively.

Contact: traceymurray@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Family

Our Family Lawyers have earned an enviable reputation for the sympathetic way in which they advise clients at often harrowing times in their lives, dealing with Divorce and Separation, Financial Matters, Children and Child Care Law. Susan Johnson is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Panel and is a Resolution Accredited Specialist. Guy Goodings is a member of the Law Society Children Panel. Julie Nicholson has been a member of the Law Society Advanced Family Panel since 2004 and is the only member in North Tyneside.

Contact: guygoodings@aldersonlaw.co.uk
Contact: julienicholson@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Housing

We advise both Landlords and Tenants on all matters of Housing Law and have particular experience in Landlord and Tenant disputes. Our team has a broad range of experience of housing issues and in Litigation in the  County Court, dealing with mortgage and rent arrears, possession proceedings, disrepair and eviction.

Contact: traceymurray@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Litigation

Our Litigation Department provides a comprehensive service backed by a wide range of funding options in Clinical Negligence, Consumer Law, Defamation, Employment Law and Personal Injury. We offer a fast and efficient service to both Claimants and Defendants, Applicants and Respondents, aided by the latest Information Technology as well as an awareness, based upon considerable experience, of client needs and demands in an increasingly Litigious Society. We also offer a comprehensive Agency service to our Solicitor colleagues.

Contact : markhipkin@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Wills & Probate

We provide practical and straightforward advice with a personal touch in the drafting of Wills, the Administration of Estates after death, and Tax Planning. We have acted as Executors of  Wills for over 100 years and have accumulated a wealth of experience in this area of Law. We are also able to provide advice in Estate Planning and in relation to Care Home fees.

Contact : fionagrogan@aldersonlaw.co.uk
Contact: guygoodings@aldersonlaw.co.uk
Contact: cthompson@aldersonlaw.co.uk

Contact Us

Telephone Blyth: 

01670 352293

Telephone Morpeth:

01670 519714

Telephone Whitley Bay:

0191 2533509

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SRA number 402010

Alderson Law LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under company number OC307338.
Registered office: Pethgate House, Castle Square, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1YL

Authorised and Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority under SRA ID number 402010.

ICO No. Z729984X

FCA No. LS 596109

Equality & Diversity Survey

Chris was originally a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives from 1997 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2001.

He has over 25 years experience in private client work comprising Wills, Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney and other Court of Protection Work such as Deputyship applications. Chris has been a Partner in several firms in the North East, being Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate.

He brings a wealth of experience to his role and works closely with clients, providing them with a service tailored to their needs

Susan was born and bred in the North East, spending all of her working life in Blyth. She qualified in 1981 and, after some years at Alderson Law, began to specialise in family law, covering both private and legal aid. Susan was a member of the Law Society Family Panel and an accredited Resolution specialist, specialising particularly in private children law and domestic violence.

Susan took part-retirement in December 2018 but still works as a Solicitor here at Alderson Law. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, walking, reading, and spending time with her family. She has also been a Brownie leader for over 40 years.

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. She studied Law at Northumbria University and, after qualifying in 2000, went on to work at national and international firms prior to joining the team at Anderson 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 advising businesses and claimants since he qualified as a solicitor in 1982.

Mark’s passion is for representing claimants on two wheels in complex, serious and catastrophic motorcycle, scooter and cycle injuries, but he also has extensive experience of acting for claimants in many other personal injury areas including occupiers and public liability work and accidents at work. He specialises in challenging and complex cases. Mark always puts the client first, looking from the first day of instruction to obtain the best and fairest outcome for a claimant, no matter how long a case may take. He is a fan of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and early neutral valuation as alternatives to litigation. Sometimes, however, litigation is the best option, together with the necessary drive to see every matter through to a fair conclusion.

Mark also, having started his own business, advises business clients, often with motorcycle-, scooter- or cycle-related businesses and also deals with complex commercial disputes, professional negligence cases, and general civil litigation.

Mark likes to spend what free time he has with his family, his faithful sprocket spaniel, and practising Tai Chi and Tang Too Do (Korean karate – in which he is a second Dan).

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.