Movers & Shakers: North East



Nicola Fairbairn has been elected as the new location head for DAC Beachcroft’s Newcastle head office.


Kieran O’Donoghue has qualified into the dispute resolution team at Muckle LLP.

Sintons has appointed Iain Baillie as a member of the personal injury team.


Hay & Kilner has promoted Lauren Hall to partner in the clinical negligence department.

Hay & Kilner has appointed Jonathan Bone as a partner in the commercial property department.

Olivia Tindle has qualified as a solicitor at Muckle LLP, joining its corporate team.

Mick Laffey has joined the serious injury team at Burnetts solicitors in Newcastle as a legal director.

David Gray Solicitors has welcomed several solicitors to the family team. Becky Tonkin, Jennifer Roberts, Carly Hope and Katie Westgarth have all joined the firm.

Hay & Kilner has promoted Tom Clarke to associate in the employment law team.

Latimer Hinks has made a number of promotions. Daniel Williams, Jennifer Quayle and Gillian Ibbotson have become directors, while Kelly Maguire, Nadine Kilvington and Rachel Fletcher have all become associate solicitors.

Ed Liddell, a solicitor in Sintons’ specialist wills, trusts and estates team has qualified as a full membership of STEP.

Muckle LLP has appointed Scott Cable to its real estate dispute resolution team.

Womble Bond Dickinson has appointed Dean Murray as a legal director in the public sector group.

Richard McLellan has joined the neurotrauma team at Sintons as a specialist in employers’ and public liability personal injury claims, both at pre-litigation and litigated stages.


DWF has announced a number of senior promotions. Promoted to partner in the Newcastle office are Mark Tait (real estate) and Alexander Rose (public funding).

Muckle LLP has appointed Samantha Pritchard as a partner in its charities & social enterprise team.

Stowe Family Law LLP has opened a new office in North Shields. The office is headed up by partner Nicky Hunter who is supported by a team of family lawyers.

BHP Law has appointed Victoria Burrows as a senior associate and Louise Jackson as a solicitor in the Court of Protection team.

Cristina Falzon has become the Honorary Consul of Romania Morpeth- Newcastle, for the regions of Northumberland, Durham, Tyneside, Teesside, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.