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 is the Independent Person appointed to the County Durham & Darlington Fire Authority where he reviews complaints made against the Fire Authority members with reference to their Code of Conduct.

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 Vice 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.

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.

Martin studied at University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, graduating in 1997 and qualified as a solicitor in 2003.

Since qualifying as a solicitor, he has undertaken a variety of property work, including, commercial and residential property, commercial law, Landlord & Tenant matters, including commercial leases, drafting heads of terms, rent deposit deeds and Liquor Licence applications for pubs.

Martin regularly acts in commercial property sales and acquisitions for property investment clients and has also acted in numerous commercial asset sales and purchases, of public houses, petrol filling stations, post offices and other businesses. He also acts for banks both in taking security over commercial purchases and acting for the bank, providing separate representation, recent work includes: –

  • sale and purchase of multi-let investment properties;
  • advising on a commercial re-mortgage of a large industrial estate;
  • disposal and purchase of petrol filling stations;
  • providing property support on corporate share purchase and sales.

Outside of work, he can be found at the weekend driving his children to local football and rugby matches all over the North-East.

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.

Angela obtained her law degree at Northumbria University and qualified as a solicitor in 2013.

Throughout her career Angela has specialised in estate planning such as Wills, Asset Preservation, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and Probate matters. Angela’s calm and friendly demeanour together with the way she explains complex issues in a simple manner puts clients instantly at ease.

Angela joined Mortons in March 2021 as an Assistant Solicitor within our Private Client Department and is based in our Sunderland office. 

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.

Laura joined Mortons in July 2012 after graduating from the University of Northumbria following completion of her Law Degree together with the Legal Practice Course.

Initially employed as a Paralegal, Laura completed her Training Contract with Mortons and was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in August 2016.  

Laura is now employed as an Assistant Solicitor and currently works in our Private Client Department advising on matters such as Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attoney and Court of Protection work.

Laura also has experience in Conveyancing, Child Care matters, Protective injunctions, Divorce and Contact Disputes.

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.

Andi 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 dealing with Wills, Asset Protection Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Andi graduated in June 2019 with a Masters Degree in Law (incorporating the Legal Practice Course) from Northumbria University and commenced his training contract with us in the same month. He qualified as a solicitor in July 2021.

Following a secondment to Blackadders LLP corporate team, Andi is based within our Corporate/ Commercial Property department. He has gained a range of experience in Corporate/Commercial Property Law assisting in such matters as:-

  • Share sales and purchase of various companies (including a £1 million transaction)
  • Sales and purchases of various Commercial Properties
  • Drafting and execution of Commercial Leases and Licences
  • Drafting of commercial contracts, terms of business and reporting on previously drafted docs to ensure they work as desired
  • Capital reduction demergers
  • Incorporation of various Companies with differing objects/ articles of association
  • Drafting and reporting on shareholders agreements
  • Loan agreements

Outside of work Andi is a passionate Sunderland fan and keen CrossFit competitor.

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.

Janet is a key member of our Private Client department and has a particular interest in matters relating to probate, powers of attorney, deputyship and paying for care. 

Janet began her legal career with Durham County Council, and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2000.

She has successfully represented clients in contested probate matters, appeals in relation to funding for care both against the local authority and continuing healthcare cases.   

Janet deals day to day with Wills,  Probate,  Power of Attorney and Court of Protection matters.  

Janet is a member of  Solicitor for the Elderly and has received dementia training and has a caring and friendly approach.

Tamsin is a member of our litigation team.  She qualified as a Legal Executive in 1997 and joined Mortons Law in June 2020 after many years at a large North East firm.  She has extensive litigation experience, specialising in accidents at work, public and occupier’s liability claims, industrial disease claims, road traffic accidents and credit hire.

Nicola has worked within the legal profession since leaving school in 1998 initially in an administrative support role before embarking on professional legal training.

In 2009, Nicola completed her Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice and as a result, was admitted as an Associate Legal Executive with the Institute of Legal Executives on 1st September 2009; Nicola is currently studying towards her Level 6 Diploma in Law and Practice.

Nicola works at both our Seaham and Sunderland offices and specialises in most types of Civil Litigation, including debt recovery. Nicola spends around 30% of her time on debt recovery matters. Nicola also has experience of Accelerated Housing Possession Claims on behalf of Landlords. As well as having her own case load dealing with small claims matters, Nicola assists Janine Hobson in the preparation of more complex higher value cases.

In addition Nicola also has significant experience in Probate matters and the distribution of estates.

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.

Daniel joined Mortons in September 2019 having worked at several specialist firms in the Newcastle and Durham area. Following his undergraduate degree, Daniel completed his LPC and Masters at the University of Sunderland and graduated in 2017. 

Daniel is a Trainee Solicitor and is currently working in the private client and litigation teams. Daniel wrote his masters thesis on the protections afforded to start-up businesses and has a keen interest in commercial law, litigation and public speaking.

Daniel is on the committee of the Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) in the North East as well as the Sunderland Law Society. 

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.

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.