Who We Are

A law firm that stands out from the crowd ..

We can trace our heritage back 175 years to our Hartlepool roots. We have expanded and developed considerably over the years including the addition of offices in Stockton-on-Tees, Barnard Castle and Wynyard, but continue to uphold traditional values of courtesy, integrity and friendliness whilst providing clients with a cost effective and personal service.  We provide expert advice in all legal areas as all of our staff specialise in their individual fields.  Clients feel that they are being listened to and are valued.  They ultimately have peace of mind in our knowledge and expertise.  We build long term relationships with our clients and provide a full service covering all legal issues which may arise throughout your personal and business life. 


your family matters

As an individual you may need help at some of the most difficult times in your life; divorce, bereavement or moving home for example.  Our specialists are here to support and advise in a sympathetic and pragmatic manner.  We are also here to help you plan for the future in order to avoid uncertainty and difficulties arising for example in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney and advising on Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning . 

Whatever the issue we treat you as an individual and offer a personal service ensuring we listen to your needs and act accordingly.  


your business matters

We have a team of specialist business lawyers who can offer expert advice on all elements of running your business, whether you are a sole trader, limited company or partnership and whatever stage and size you are.

We believe that the way we approach your business is different to other lawyers.  Time and time again, clients thank us for going the extra mile and putting their interests first.  We appreciate the challenges that can arise as a result of running a business and go out of our way to provide the right advice and support whenever you need it.


your injury matters

If you have had an accident or suffered an injury or illness as a result of the actions of others, you deserve not only to receive compensation but also the best service available.  Our personal injury team provides a personal service so you don’t feel like just another number.  Our specialist medical negligence and industrial disease solicitors have years of experience in dealing with claims against medical professionals and companies to ensure that you get the best advice possible.


your money matters

Our Investment and Wealth Management team have a proven track record in their field and provide a service tailored to your individual needs.  Our clients have been with us for many years and continue to provide excellent feedback.


We think this is what makes us stand out from the crowd.