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Congratulations Nicola on becoming a Solicitor

Congratulations to Nicola Sharp who was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales on 17th December 2018.

Nicola was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors on Monday after almost three years with the firm. Nicola joined Mortons in April 2016 as a Paralegal having undertaken her law degree at the University of Sunderland and the LPC at Northumbria University. Thanks to her hard work and dedication, Mortons were pleased to be able to offer her a Training Contract in June 2017. Nicola continued to flourish as a Trainee and was recently awarded the William Arthur Hutton Prize for 2018 which recognises excellence in Trainee Solicitors within the Tees Valley Law Society and Sunderland Law Society areas.

Nicola is now looking forward to the next chapter in her career with Mortons who have offered her a full-time position as a Solicitor in their Conveyancing Department. She would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Mortons for their continued help and support throughout her time at the firm so far.

Congratulations to Mortons Law Prize 2018 Winner

We would like to congratulate Tasha Polley on winning the Mortons Law Prize this year for her outstanding achievement in Law after graduating from the University of Sunderland with a First Class degree.  

Tasha, from Ballywalter in County Down, says she has dreamed of a career in law since spending her work experience alongside a barrister in Northern Ireland as a teenager. 

Tasha says that winning the Mortons Law Prize came as a huge surprise, “It shows that hard work does pay off,” she adds, “and has definitely confirmed that I made the right choice in choosing to study my degree in Sunderland.”  

Read the full article here https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/more/news/story/class-of-2018-passionate-student-wins-law-prize-639

Congratulations to the Three Tumours!!

CONGRATULATIONS to the Three Tumours  who have completed their 84 mile walk of Hadrian’s Wall finishing in Wallsend on 2nd May 2018.  We are very proud to have sponsored and supported them on their adventure.  They’ve raised almost £9000.00 so far, it’s not too late to donate!

Click on this link to donate 


Mortons Law are proud to support and sponsor Graydon, Ian, Richard and Dan on their 84 mile walk along Hadrian’s Wall over the course of the next week.  They all have terminal brain tumours and are raising funds and awareness to support brain tumour charities. 

They started their  intrepid adventure on 25th April and we will be tracking their progress and keep you updated. 

Read more about their story at the link below and if you can offer any support by joining in at different stages on the walk check where they will be this weekend.  If you would like to sponsor the team and no matter how small the contribution all funds are welcome.  Please click on the link to donate.

Please join us in supporting the team and donate to their worthy cause.

The team have also hit the news – https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/meet-the-three-tumours-three-14449290

#supportingagreatcause #thebraintumourcharity #braintumourresearch #brainstrust #thethreetumours 

Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme Accreditation

We are thrilled to announce that we have achieved the Law Society’s Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme Accreditation.  We are the only firm in the East Durham and Sunderland Areas with the accreditation and one of only 183 in the whole country to have this. 

Contact us for more information on how to protect what is important to you in your Will.

Exceptional student wins law prize…

An “exceptional” young woman from County Durham has been named one of the top law students in the region.

Emma Wood, 21, has been awarded the Morton’s Solicitors Prize for her Outstanding Achievement in Law after graduating from the University of Sunderland with a First Class degree this week.

She said: “I was over the moon to find out I had won the Morton’s Solicitors Prize”.

“I have absolutely loved my time at Sunderland, I have made so many fantastic friends, particularly through taking part in the Sunderland Student Law Clinic.”

The Sunderland Law Clinic, based at the University’s Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, is a unique innovation which operates like an ordinary solicitor’s practice. Law students offer free and professional legal advice, focusing on areas where people may find it difficult to find or afford other legal services, shadowed by experienced solicitors.

“The lecturers are truly excellent,” added Emma, from Horden in County Durham. “They have an open door policy, and have given me a huge amount of support and encouragement. I wish I could do it all over again and I would highly recommend Sunderland to anybody considering doing a law degree.”

Dr Ben Middleton, Head of Law at the University of Sunderland, said: “Emma is a worthy winner of the Morton’s award and has performed exceptionally across her law degree. Her top first class marks are a testament to her hard work, commitment and ability.

“The University and Morton’s Solicitors have built a strong partnership over the years. Involvement of leading law firms in our courses is critical and is a large factor in our outstanding graduate employment statistics.”

Last year almost 80% of Law graduates from the University of Sunderland were in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduation.

The University of Sunderland’s Graduation Ceremonies are estimated to bring £1 million annually to the region and are attended by over 11,000 students, family, friends and supporters.

Articles by Sunderland University – Media Contacts: Tony Kerr 0191 515 2099, Helen Franks 0191 515 3276 or Jane Peverley 0191 515 3219. email pressoffice@sunderland.ac.uk

Welcoming a new trainee to Mortons

Nicola joined Mortons in April 2016 following the completion of her Law Degree at the University of Sunderland and subsequently the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University.  

Nicola has spent time in our Private Client Department gaining a wealth of knowledge in matters such as Wills, Powers of Attorney, Asset Protection Trusts, further affairs of the Elderly Client and also gained knowledge in conveyancing.  Nicola has now been accepted by the firm as a Trainee Solicitor and will continue her training in all areas of our firm.

Andrew Simpson, Director said “Nicola has proved herself to be a valuable member of the team and we are delighted to be in a position to appoint Nicola the role of Trainee Solicitor to continue in her training to be a fully qualified Solicitor”.

Hadrian’s Wall Walk in aid of MNDA

Last year our CEO, Glyn Llewellyn,  completed an 80 mile walk from Holy Island to Tynemouth in aid of Prostate Cancer. This was a challenge but extremely worthwhile as they raised just under £6,000 for charity.

This year they are back and have decided to take on Hadrian’s Wall, a little over 80 miles. This time our chosen charity in Motor Neurone Disease Association, again a very worthwhile and high profile cause.

This charity is close to Glyn’s heart as his Father died from Motor Neurone Disease so this year’s charity walk is in his name. 

The team set off this morning and will complete the walk in 4 days finishing at the Pitcher and Piano on Newcastle Quayside.

Please support Glyn’s  venture by making a donation via  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/glyn-llewellyn1

Day 1 : Thursday 06 July 2017 – Bowness-on-Solway to The Golden Fleece, Ruleholme nr. Brampton – 24 miles

Day 2 : Friday 07 July 2017 – Ruleholme to Twice Brewed Inn, nr. Bardon Mill – 20.5 miles 

Day 3 : Saturday 08 July 2017 – Twice Brewed Inn to Errington Arms, Portgate, nr. Corbridge – 18 miles 

Day 4 : Sunday 09 July 2017 – Errington Arms to Pitcher & Piano, and onto Segedunum – 20 miles

#mortonslaw #charitywalk #mndassoc #justgiving

Help us in the fight against Dementia

Come and join us in the fight against dementia this Thursday & raise funds for #thealzheimerssociety for a nationwide Cupcake Day. 

We will be hosting a Lasting Power of Attorney drop in sessions throughout the day from 9am-3pm at both offices. No appointments will be necessary. Anybody who attends the drop in session that day and makes a Lasting Power of Attorney will receive 20% off our fees, not including disbursements. So come along and join us to fight Dementia together!

Don’t forget there will be cupcakes too!

https://cupcakeday.alzheimers.org.uk/

#fightagainstdementia #mortons #morecaring #moreexpertise

Mortons Law Converts to Limited Company Status

Mortons Law have the pleasure of announcing that the Solicitors Regulation Authority have authorised a change in structure and entity of the company to an Alternative Business Structure (ABS). In common with many other law firms, Mortons Solicitors has converted from a Partnership to a Limited Company.

As from the 8th May 2017, we will be known as Mortons Law Limited (trading as ‘Mortons Law’), a company registered in England and Wales under company number 09162254. Our registered office is at 110-112 High Street West, Sunderland SR1 1TX. A list of Directors is available for inspection on request. 

This is a very exciting time for the firm as it shows our willingness to enter the new and ever changing markets and provides us with a lot of flexibility to not only become the outstanding law firm that we are, but also to expand and develop the company.

Growth in the property market…

News is now in for March 2017 from HM Land Registry and includes details of over 96500 residential and commercial land and property sales in England & Wales.  

March showed a steady increase from February in applications with HM Land Registry up by 12,331 with 96,565 applications lodged for registration:

  • 67,893 were freehold
  • 14,849 were newly built
  • 33,024 sales took place in March 2017
  • 510 were residential sales in March 2017 in England and Wales for £1 million and over
  • 305 were residential sales in March 2017 in London for £1 million and over

The most expensive residential sale in March 2017 was of a terraced property in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for £11,250,000. The cheapest residential sales in March 2017 were of a terraced property in Blyth, Northumberland and a flat in Weymouth, Dorset each for £10,000.

Information taken from HMLR – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/march-2017-price-paid-data 

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Cat Bell was superb!

Brilliant service given by all staff, would recommend to anyone. Thank you!

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Laura Thomson has been excellent through all my business.

I can’t thank Laura enough for all she has done for me, since my mothers death up to this latest completion of house sale.

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Altogether an efficient, thorough, and informative experience. We were pleasantly surprised and pleased with the whole process, and the staff were professional and courteous. Thank you!

We have already recommended you to friends, which is the best endorsement.