Alderson Law

Our Services

Alderson Law are currently the largest Law Firm in Northumberland.


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.



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.

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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.



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.



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.



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.

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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.

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Telephone Blyth: 

01670 352293

Telephone Morpeth:

01670 519714

Telephone Whitley Bay:

0191 2533509

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ICO No. Z729984X

FCA No. LS 596109

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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.