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Darlington

BHP Law has had a presence in Darlington since the 1800’s so it has a strong connection with the town and its surrounding areas.

Its office is located on the west of the town centre making it convenient to access and it has the benefit of free parking.

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Darlington is famous for its association with the railway industry which continues today as the train station is an important interchange on the East Coast mainline.  It also has excellent road transport links being close to the A1(M), the A66 trans-Pennine route and Tees Valley International Airport.  The town centre, which has undergone major development in recent years, has one of the largest squares in the country.

Your Team in Darlington

John Pratt

Managing Partner

John is Managing Partner of BHP Law and as such has been responsible for overseeing the growth and development of the firm since the early 1990's. He…

Amanda Adeola

Partner

Amanda has worked in the North Eastern Circuit since qualifying as a solicitor. She trained and worked with two law firms in Darlington before moving…

Helen Biglin

Partner

Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and at that time joined Walton Hardy & Clough in Darlington as a member of their Wills, Trusts & Probate team.…

Peter Blackett

Partner

Senior partner Peter Blackett has practised for over 40 years in Durham & North Yorkshire and has been involved in many significant commercial and agricultural…

Karen Pratt

Partner

Karen Stephanie Pratt is an equity partner and is head of the Court of Protection Department and joint head of our Wills, Trusts and Probate team alongside…

Stephen Williams

Partner

Stephen Williams is the head of the Court of Protection health and welfare department and specialises in community care, health and welfare and mental…

Dermot Winters

Partner

After an initial career in merchant banking, Dermot subsequently took articles at a corporate boutique in Manchester (Turner Parkinson), after which followed…

Phil Masters

Associate

Following university Phil was employed by Dawn Advice as a legal advisor. Dawn is a charitable organisation based near Cramlington that provided detailed…

James McMillan

Associate

James graduated in July 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in 2013 dealing with wills, trusts & probate, residential conveyancing and family law matters…

Catherine Booth

Solicitor

Catherine trained at Wragge & Co (now Gowling) and went on to practise as a commercial property solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard and Eversheds. She works…

Emily Jayne Crick

Solicitor

Emily trained with the Co-op Legal Services in London and Manchester where she worked in the family and probate departments and qualified into family…

Lauren Jordan

Solicitor

Lauren obtained her law degree from the University of Cumbria, graduating in 2012 and started her LPC at Northumbria University, graduating the following…

Melanie Morley

Solicitor

Law is Melanie’s second career, but over the last 18 years she has gained valuable experience working within the areas of construction, finance and…

Holly Naylor

Solicitor

Holly began her legal career as a paralegal in BHP Law’s Family team. She completed her first training seat in the Personal Injury team managing road…

Liz Smith

Solicitor

Liz trained in a general legal practice in Gateshead before qualifying as a solicitor when she moved to a law firm in Hartlepool doing a mixture of commercial…

Anthony Willis

Solicitor

Anthony has worked at Browell Smith & Co and trained and worked at Thompsons Solicitors between 2003 and 2016. He joined BHP Law’s Employment team…

Gary Copeland

Consultant Solicitor

Gary has some 35 years advising on many high value share sales/acquisitions transactions for various businesses across the North East and internationally…

Ken Wiper

Consultant Solicitor

Ken started his legal career at Latimer Hinks where he qualified as a legal executive specialising in litigation. He went on to qualify as a solicitor…

Peter Leach

Legal Executive

Rosie Woodward

Litigation Executive

Rosie began her legal career at Darling & Stephensons Solicitors in 2004, assisting with residential conveyancing cases and then running her own caseload…

Karolyn Scott

Corporate Executive

Karolyn has worked for over 18 years in BHP Law’s business and commercial law team where she has assisted on advising on high value share sales/acquisitions…

Jemma Ebdon

Team Leader/Conveyancing Executive

Jemma is our Residential Conveyancing team leader based at our Darlington office with over 14 years experience. She joined BHP Law in 2010 and during…

Nicola Hobson

Paralegal

Nicola joined BHP Law as a conveyancing secretary in 2015. Following two years working as a conveyancing secretary at another local firm, she has now…

Kathryn Boyd

Trainee Solicitor

Kathryn has worked at BHP Law since December 2016 when she started training as a paralegal in the Corporate and Commercial team. She began her training…

Josh Fraser

Trainee Solicitor

Josh started his legal career at a UK top-20 firm based in Newcastle working in the Property Litigation department and specialising in leasehold disputes…

Simone Kent

Trainee Solicitor

Simone joined BHP Law in June 2016 during the course of her MLaw Exempting degree at Northumbria University. In the first semester of her final year,…

Sara Khan

Trainee Legal Executive

Sara completed her Law degree (LLB Hons) in July 2016 at Teesside University. She completed her LLM (Masters in Law) in October 2019. Sara joined BHP…

Ruby Knapton

Trainee Legal Executive

Ruby began working at BHP Law in 2017 as an admin assistant in residential conveyancing. She quickly became fascinated by the legal profession and knew…

Leanne Walker

Trainee Legal Executive

Leanne made the change from the procurement sector to law, having completed her part-time Open University law degree with upper second class honours in…

Lisa Wright

Trainee Legal Executive

Lisa began her legal career with BHP Law in November 2003 when she joined the personal injury department in a secretarial/support role to assist three…

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Westgate House
Faverdale
Darlington
DL3 0PZ
Fax: 01325 376509 DX 69285
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