Movers & Shakers: North East



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.