Expertise through experience



About the firm


Barry Row and Richard Scott set up the firm in the early 1980s having first met at McKeags as articled clerks.  Originally based in St. Nicholas' Buildings in the centre of Newcastle the firm quickly expanded and opened a branch in Church Street, Consett and later at Wellwood Street in Amble. The Newcastle office has been based at 98 West Road since 2002.  We also have an outreach office at Berwick upon Tweed situated at the Citizens Advice Bureau. Barry Row retired in January 2013  and Richard Scott in August 2015.  Both remain as consultants with the firm. 


Our firm has a proud tradition of providing legally aided work and holds contracts from the Legal Services Comission in Criminal, Family and Housing law.  For those of our clients who do not qualify for legal aid, we offer the same excellent and professional service at competitive rates. 


We have run the Legal Services Commission's Duty Possession Scheme in Northumberland since 2005 and in Newcastle since 2010.  The scheme offers free legal advice at court for those people facing possession proceedings in respect of rented and mortgaged properties.


Our firm is Lexcel accredited and CQS accredited

Our team


The Newcastle office is headed by Office Manager Deborah Adams and secretaries Gillian Tippins, Tracy McHenry and Clair Hope.    The solicitors based at Newcastle are Peter Docherty, Lucille Cowell, Toni Sowerby and Kathryn Wilson.


The Consett office is managed by Diane Whitfield.   Adam Scott and Joanne Miller are the solicitors based there.


The Amble office is managed from our Newcastle office.



Contact us to arrange an appointment


98 West Road
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 9QA

Tel: 0191 2739929




Office 52

Tanfield Lea Business Centre
North Industrial Estate
Tanfield Lea

Tel: 01207 591810




2-4 Wellwood Street

Amble NE65 0EW

Tel: 0191 273 9929




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