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.

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.

Sharon studied law at Northumbria University and qualified as a solicitor in 2000, joining Mortons Family Department in 2016.

Sharon specialises in children matters and is a member of The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme.

Daniel works in the family department, undertaking work in all areas of family law and specialising in private family matters including divorce, financial relief, child arrangement, domestic violence and cohabitation matters.

Having received his initial degree at the University of Leeds he converted to Law and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law followed by the Legal Practice Certificate at Northumbria University. He began his legal career at a firm in Gateshead where he qualified as a Solicitor in April 2016 working in a busy litigation department,specialising in family and criminal law. He then moved to a firm in Hartlepool where he began to specialise in Family Law before his move to Mortons in September 2018.

Kalem joined Mortons in the Summer of 2018 as a paralegal following a work placement while studying Law at university. He worked within the Private Client department while completing his studies at Northumbria University.

Kalem graduated in June 2019 with a Masters Degree in Law (incorporating the Legal Practice Course) from Northumbria University and commenced his training contract in the same month. He qualified as a solicitor in July 2021.

Kalem has experience in wills, trusts, property law, divorce and children matters, and is based within our Family Law team.

Rob joined Mortons in 1997 from The Court Service in Sunderland County Court where he assisted the Judiciary and Court Users.

Rob formed an interest in Family Law as a result of his daily involvement with the cases coming before the Court, which ultimately prompted him to make a career change to private practice as a Legal Clerk.

Rob deals primarily with matters relating to children (both private law and public law) along with cases involving domestic violence, including applications for Non-Molestation (injunction) Orders.