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.

Christine qualified as a solicitor in 1999.  She joined Mortons in 2004 and specialises in all aspects of family law.  She is a member of The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme and Resolution. 

Christine graduated from the University of Leeds in 1979 with a B.A. Honours Degree in English. She subsequently studied at Manchester Polytechnic graduating in 1981 with a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management Subsequent to her graduation Christine undertook a number of roles within the management field until 1990.

In 1991 Christine decided upon a change of career path and began to study at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle with a view to entering the legal profession and in 1996 she successfully achieved her Legal Practice Diploma.

Christine joined a local firm of solicitors in 1997 where she had sole responsibility for the Family Law Department.

In 2004 Christine joined Mortons Law as an Associate Solicitor and was promoted to Partner in April 2008 and is now a director and Head of the Family department. Christine continues to specialise in all aspects of Family Law  with a particular interest in the area of Children Law.

Glyn joined the firm in January 2013 to work on the finance and business strategy.  He became Chief Executive Office of the firm in 2015.  His role is to lead the Management Team in change, strategy and performance management.

Glyn also manages a successful business consultancy.

Andrew studied Law at Northumbria University, graduating in 1998 and qualifying as a Solicitor in 2000.

Since qualifying as a Solicitor, he has undertaken a wide range of work including commercial and residential property, wills and probate, trusts, family law, business law, civil claims and business lease extensions.

He now spends much of his time dealing with –

Commercial transactions including Sale and Purchase of interests in Hospitality Businesses such as Pubs, Hotels, and Restaurants, Commercial Leases of Garages and major office complexes, acting for developers in the purchase and subsequent sale of plots on residential developments and distressed property transactions.

Trusts  including protecting assets for the family to avoid disappointment in the case of a widowed parent remarrying and protecting assets from the impact of Long-Term Care Fees.

Court of Protection Applications, Wills and affairs of the elderly

In 2019 Andrew was awarded an LLM in Advanced Legal Practice by Northumbria University after producing an in-depth study into claims by adult children against the estates of their parents where little or no provision had been made for them and in Statutory Will applications where a parent had lost capacity and had made little or no provision for their adult child on their death.  

Aside from his role as a Solicitor, Andrew was an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University teaching on various land and property law modules between 2017 and 2020; and was the Independent Person appointed to the County Durham & Darlington Fire Authority where he reviewed complaints made against the Fire Authority members by reference to their Code of Conduct between 2019 and 2021.

In May 2020 Andrew was appointed a Deputy District Judge on the North East Circuit and a Fee Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal assigned to the Social Entitlement Chamber.

Andrew is the President of the Sunderland Law Society.

David joined Mortons in 2009 as an Assistant Solicitor following completion of his training contract with a local firm.

During his training, David gained experience in a number of areas, including Crime, Conveyancing and Family Law.

Following his admission as a Solicitor, David has chosen to specialise exclusively in Family Law and enjoys the variety and challenges associated with all aspects of Family and Matrimonial Law.

Andrew joined the firm in March 2013 as an Associate Solicitor in our family department with particular emphasis on children’s matters both in Care proceedings and in Private law disputes between parents.

Andrew began his legal career in 1982 as a trainee Legal Executive and qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1988 before attending Northumbria University to complete the Law Society Solicitors Final examinations qualifying as a solicitor in 1990.

He has represented clients in complex family matters including divorce, cohabitation disputes and family finance throughout his career.  He joined the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme in 2004 and is accredited to be appointed by the court to act on behalf of children in care proceedings.

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.