Angela joined Mortons in 1986 as a junior typist, her career in the firm is unique. 

She decided shortly after joining that she wanted to develop her career in law and studied part-time to obtain a law degree from Northumbria University.  Angela acquired wide experience in the legal world by working full-time within the firm as a legal clerk.  She was admitted as a solicitor in 1996, became Partner in 1999 and Managing Partner in 2011.  Angela having progressed through the ranks has a sound understanding of the firm making her an ideal Managing Partner and a shining example to all members of our support staff.

Although in her early days Angela helped develop and establish our busy Family department by advising on divorce and child care matters in more recent years she now heads the firm’s Conveyancing department supervising the Conveyancing team and dealing with domestic and commercial sales and purchases, re-mortgages and buy-to lets and is still very much hands on.

Abigail studied Law at Northumbria University where she graduated and went on to complete her training contract at a local high street firm.


Abigail Joined the residential conveyancing department in the Sunderland Office in April 2016 and can assist clients with freehold and leasehold sales, freehold and leasehold purchases, Transfers of Equity, Re mortgages, new build purchases along with helping clients who are looking to purchase their new homes with the aid of Help to Buy ISA’s and under the Help to Buy Government Scheme.

Karen completed her law degree at Lancashire Polytechnic (now the University of Central Lancashire) and qualified as a Solicitor in 1991.

Karen has undertaken a wide range of legal work including wills and probate, trusts, family law, business law, civil claims, residential and commercial conveyancing.

2011 saw a complete change of focus for Karen who moved into the engineering sector where she helped to manage a small engineering firm specialising in aerospace work. Her focus was on the implementation of quality standards, and in dealing with every day legal issues faced by businesses including commercial contracts, Landlord and Tenant queries, and employment law problems.

Her return to private practice sees Karen concentrating on a wide variety of residential property transactions such as freehold and leasehold transactions,  right to buy, remortgage and transfers of equity.

Away from work Karen enjoys reading, supporting Sunderland Football Club, dog walking, spending time with friends and family.

Karen joined Mortons in February 2021 and is based in our Durham Office.

Karen studied Law and Chemistry in Leicester before completing her Law Society Finals in Newcastle and qualifying as a solicitor in 1991. Since then she has worked in local firms advising on family and property matters, before ultimately specialising in conveyancing at our Seaham office.

Amanda qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and has since built up extensive experience in residential conveyancing.

Away from work Amanda enjoys training for sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and is a member and coach with Durham Triathlon Club.

Amanda also enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Rachel studied at the University of Sunderland where she completed her Law Degree, Masters Degree and Legal Practice Course. She then joined a Newcastle law firm initially as a paralegal but then progressing to complete her training contract and qualify as a Solicitor into a busy conveyancing department. 

Rachel joined Mortons in December 2020 as solicitor in our residential conveyancing team based at the Durham office. She is experienced in dealing with all kinds of property transactions including sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Kate joined Mortons Law as a Paralegal in October 2018, following her graduation from Northumbria University in 2017, with a Masters Degree in Law (incorporating the Legal Practice Course), becoming a Trainee Solicitor in January 2020.

Kate has undertaken all aspects of family law including public law children’s matters. Kate is currently working within our residential conveyancing department in our Durham office dealing with sales, purchases and re-mortgages.

Katrina has worked in the legal profession since leaving school, starting her career in administration and secretarial duties. She now is a fee earner and has her own case load which she manages on a daily basis.

After joining Mortons in 2011 she has been based in the firms residential conveyancing department within the Seaham Office, which largely comprises of freehold and leasehold sales, freehold and leasehold purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, and purchases under the right to buy legislation etc.

Katrina has built a good working relationship with local estate agents and mortgage brokers alike.

Catherine joined Mortons in June 2014 following a short break from working in Law.  After joining a Law Firm after leaving school Catherine progressed from administrative assistant to fee earner with her own case load and maintains excellent client relationships.

Catherine has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of residential conveyancing and vast experience in developing relationships with introducers, agents and financial advisers alike. 

Victoria has worked in the legal profession since 2004.

Since joining Mortons in September 2011, Victoria has been based in the residential conveyancing department, initially as legal assistant to the head of the Conveyancing department and largely dealing with freehold and leasehold sale and purchase transactions, re-mortgages, transfers of equity and purchases under the right to buy legislation.

Victoria has built up a vast knowledge in all aspects of residential conveyancing and has built up an excellent working relationship with local mortgage brokers and estate agents. She is now a fee earner managing her own caseload at our Durham office.

Elizabeth graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Law Degree and is currently working towards qualification as a Licenced Conveyancer.

Elizabeth deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing and is based in our Durham office.