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Durham

Our Durham office is situated on the outskirts of the city on an extensive business park easily accessible from the A1(M) and other routes. Free parking is available.

Durham is world- famous for its cathedral and 11th-century castle which is a designated World Heritage Site. The castle has been the home of Durham University, one of the Russell Group of British research universities, since 1832. 

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Aire House
Mandale Business Park
Belmont
Durham

DH1 1TH
Fax: 0191 232 0930 DX 60209
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Your Team in Durham

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…

Akkelin Harris

Partner

Akkelin advises on matters relating to Wills, Trusts and Probate as well as Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications. She is a…

Ruth Markham

Partner

Ruth is a former member of the Bar Council before cross qualifying as a solicitor. She joined BHP Law in March 2014 as an associate and was made head…

Anthony Willis

Senior Associate

Anthony worked at Browell Smith & Co Solicitors before qualifying and working at Thompsons Solicitors between 2003 and 2016. He joined BHP Law’s Employment…

Charlotte Brown

Associate

Charlotte joined BHP Law in February 2024 as an Associate Solicitor to help expand the child law aspect of the firm’s growing family team. Charlotte…

Rachel Elliott

Associate

Rachel is an Associate Solicitor working across the Dispute Resolution/Employment and Mental Health teams. She has excellent academic credentials including…

Lauren Jordan

Associate

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

Tracy Farman

Solicitor

In January 2022 Tracy Farman joined BHP Law’s Personal Injury and Medical Negligence department, in Durham, after working for a solicitors practice…

Lucy Watson

Solicitor

Lucy studied law at Newcastle University before completing her LPC in York and qualifying as a Solicitor in 2017. She is proficient in all matters relating…

Holly Sanderson

Paralegal

Holly completed a four-year course at Northumbria University and received an integrated master’s degree as well as her Legal Practice Course qualification…

Jennifer Baister

Trainee Solicitor

Jennifer joined BHP Law in 2022, having previously specialised in handling a variety of personal injury claims arising out of Road Traffic Accidents at…

Peter Leach

Chartered Legal Executive

Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Legal Executive and has over 35 years experience in dealing with Probate matters. Peter joined BHP Law…

Gillian Mitchell

Chartered Legal Executive

With over 20 years experience as a Chartered Legal Executive specialising in Family Law, Gillian joined BHP Law's family team in October 2020 bringing…

Ben Armstrong

Apprentice Solicitor

Ben joined BHP Law in September 2022, after finishing his A-levels. Within Ben’s first year as a Solicitor Apprentice, he joined the Wills, Trusts,…

Lucy Burgess

Apprentice Solicitor

Lucy joined BHP Law as a Solicitor Apprentice in September 2022. As an apprentice, Lucy will experience working within different departments over the…

Katie Farnish

Marketing & Business Development Manager

Lisa Cairns

People Services Manager

Kieran Dolaghan

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations at BHP Law, Kieran oversees our legal services and operational functions across multiple practice areas and locations -…