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Meet the Team

Great results start with great people. We are extremely proud to have such fantastic and loyal staff at TRUE Solicitors LLP, and you can meet them here.

Our solicitors and legal executives are highly experienced in handling Personal Injury claims, Clinical Negligence cases, Financial Mis-selling,  Residential Conveyancing, and Housing Disrepair claims.

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Andrew Milnes

Managing Partner and Financial Director

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant who joined TRUE in 2014, after spending 12 years at a large independent firm of Accountants in Leeds.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience in financial reporting, management, taxation and audit, skills which have proven invaluable to the firm. As the firm’s COFA, he has a key compliance role for TRUE, ensuring that the firm protects our clients’ money and is compliant with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. He also ensures the firm is on track with its financial projections, and plays an important role in planning the future strategy for the firm.

In 2023, Andrew was appointed Managing Partner.

He is a keen cyclist, but as a father of two young children, he doesn’t get out as much as he used to!

Kieran Magee

Partner - Business Development and Training

Kieran is Head of Business Development and Training at TRUE Solicitors LLP.

TRUE Solicitors LLP, head quartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, advises clients on personal injury law, financial mis-selling, consumer law and conveyancing.

Kieran’s legal career spans over 30 years and started in 1983 when he took a position as an outdoor clerk at national law firm Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave.

Kieran joined national firm Russell Jones and Walker and later Leeds firm Ison Harrison in 1992. He was instrumental in establishing their Road Traffic Accident department which rapidly grew in size under his leadership. Whilst employed by the firm he decided to complement his vocational skills with formal qualifications; he studied and eventually passed the ILEX exams before embarking on the solicitor qualifications. He obtained the CPE and LPC qualifications by correspondence, the former from the De Montford University in Leicester in 2001, the latter from the College of Law in York in 2004. Kieran qualified as a solicitor in November 2004.

Kieran joined Gorman Hamilton Solicitors, now TRUE Solicitors LLP, in 2000 to establish their Leeds office. He was appointed salaried partner in 2007.

From 2007 to 2018 he was a member of the Management Committee of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society (MASS) as Regional Co-ordinator for the Yorkshire region. Kieran was also the MASS representative for The Financial Conduct Authority Management Regulatory Consultative Group.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)

Andrew heads both the Serious Injury department, dealing with claims for injuries of the utmost severity, and the Employer’s Liability/Occupiers Liability department, dealing with accidents both in the workplace and elsewhere.

He leads a large team of very able lawyers, who use their expertise to succeed in difficult cases which other, less specialist, firms are unwilling to take on. At any given point, the Serious Injury team represents hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered life changing, often catastrophic injuries.

Caroline Houghton

Partner - Housing Disrepair, First Response and Operations Manager

Caroline started our Portal team from scratch back in 2015.  She is now the Partner for Housing Disrepair, one of the fastest growing areas within TRUE.   In addition to this, Caroline is a key member of the business development team too, bringing in several major accounts. She is also the key contact for a number of the firm’s suppliers, including medical agencies, engineers, introducers. and surveyors and has close involvement in the annual recruitment of paralegals.

Andrew Milnes

Managing Partner and Financial Director

Andrew is a Chartered Accountant who joined TRUE in 2014, after spending 12 years at a large independent firm of Accountants in Leeds.

Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience in financial reporting, management, taxation and audit, skills which have proven invaluable to the firm. As the firm’s COFA, he has a key compliance role for TRUE, ensuring that the firm protects our clients’ money and is compliant with the Solicitors Accounts Rules. He also ensures the firm is on track with its financial projections, and plays an important role in planning the future strategy for the firm.

In 2023, Andrew was appointed Managing Partner.

He is a keen cyclist, but as a father of two young children, he doesn’t get out as much as he used to!

Kieran Magee

Partner - Business Development and Training

Kieran is Head of Business Development and Training at TRUE Solicitors LLP.

TRUE Solicitors LLP, head quartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, advises clients on personal injury law, financial mis-selling, consumer law and conveyancing.

Kieran’s legal career spans over 30 years and started in 1983 when he took a position as an outdoor clerk at national law firm Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave.

Kieran joined national firm Russell Jones and Walker and later Leeds firm Ison Harrison in 1992. He was instrumental in establishing their Road Traffic Accident department which rapidly grew in size under his leadership. Whilst employed by the firm he decided to complement his vocational skills with formal qualifications; he studied and eventually passed the ILEX exams before embarking on the solicitor qualifications. He obtained the CPE and LPC qualifications by correspondence, the former from the De Montford University in Leicester in 2001, the latter from the College of Law in York in 2004. Kieran qualified as a solicitor in November 2004.

Kieran joined Gorman Hamilton Solicitors, now TRUE Solicitors LLP, in 2000 to establish their Leeds office. He was appointed salaried partner in 2007.

From 2007 to 2018 he was a member of the Management Committee of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society (MASS) as Regional Co-ordinator for the Yorkshire region. Kieran was also the MASS representative for The Financial Conduct Authority Management Regulatory Consultative Group.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)

Andrew heads both the Serious Injury department, dealing with claims for injuries of the utmost severity, and the Employer’s Liability/Occupiers Liability department, dealing with accidents both in the workplace and elsewhere.

He leads a large team of very able lawyers, who use their expertise to succeed in difficult cases which other, less specialist, firms are unwilling to take on. At any given point, the Serious Injury team represents hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered life changing, often catastrophic injuries.

Caroline Houghton

Partner - Housing Disrepair, First Response and Operations Manager

Caroline started our Portal team from scratch back in 2015.  She is now the Partner for Housing Disrepair, one of the fastest growing areas within TRUE.   In addition to this, Caroline is a key member of the business development team too, bringing in several major accounts. She is also the key contact for a number of the firm’s suppliers, including medical agencies, engineers, introducers. and surveyors and has close involvement in the annual recruitment of paralegals.

David Hamilton

Consultant

Founding Partner, David, qualified as a solicitor in 1991. He is highly respected within the legal profession, and has been a driving force of the firm’s success for over 25 years. He closely supports the TRUE Solicitors LLP team, ensuring that they have the best resources available to deliver the very best service.

Dean Auld

Partner - HR

Dean qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has been with the firm since 1996 and a Partner since 1998. During his time with True Solicitors LLP Dean has handled a large number of Personal Injury Claims, managed a number of Personal Injury teams, established and managed a branch office in the South East of England and set up the firms Residential Conveyancing department. Dean currently has responsibility for the firms’ Human Resources team.

Karen Hindmarch

Partner - Clinical Negligence

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Her experience, gained with over more than 26 years in the True Solicitors LLP team, combined with her personable nature creates a balanced and trusted advocate. As well as leading TRUE’s clinical negligence team, she also has an active caseload of significant injury cases covering road traffic, employment and public liability cases. Karen understands that patience, as well as a steely determination to get the job done, is required for her team’s clients.

 

Paul Drabble

Partner - Financial Mis-selling

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined TRUE Solicitors in 2001. He leads a team handling personal injury claims on behalf of claimants, particularly those injured in road accidents. He has acted for clients in a wide range of cases, including difficult liability cases and complex high value claims. Paul, a keen cyclist himself, also has a particular interest in representing and supporting victims of cycle accidents.

Paul has also been involved lobbying the Government on behalf of injured claimants in relation to the personal injury reforms and has written extensively on this subject.

Furthermore, Paul is head of our Financial Mis-selling department, specialising in the mis-selling of solar panels and SIPP pensions.

David Hamilton

Consultant

Founding Partner, David, qualified as a solicitor in 1991. He is highly respected within the legal profession, and has been a driving force of the firm’s success for over 25 years. He closely supports the TRUE Solicitors LLP team, ensuring that they have the best resources available to deliver the very best service.

Dean Auld

Partner - HR

Dean qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has been with the firm since 1996 and a Partner since 1998. During his time with True Solicitors LLP Dean has handled a large number of Personal Injury Claims, managed a number of Personal Injury teams, established and managed a branch office in the South East of England and set up the firms Residential Conveyancing department. Dean currently has responsibility for the firms’ Human Resources team.

Karen Hindmarch

Partner - Clinical Negligence

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Her experience, gained with over more than 26 years in the True Solicitors LLP team, combined with her personable nature creates a balanced and trusted advocate. As well as leading TRUE’s clinical negligence team, she also has an active caseload of significant injury cases covering road traffic, employment and public liability cases. Karen understands that patience, as well as a steely determination to get the job done, is required for her team’s clients.

 

Paul Drabble

Partner - Financial Mis-selling

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and joined TRUE Solicitors in 2001. He leads a team handling personal injury claims on behalf of claimants, particularly those injured in road accidents. He has acted for clients in a wide range of cases, including difficult liability cases and complex high value claims. Paul, a keen cyclist himself, also has a particular interest in representing and supporting victims of cycle accidents.

Paul has also been involved lobbying the Government on behalf of injured claimants in relation to the personal injury reforms and has written extensively on this subject.

Furthermore, Paul is head of our Financial Mis-selling department, specialising in the mis-selling of solar panels and SIPP pensions.

Richard Milner

Partner - Credit Hire and Marketing

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has been winning millions of pounds for hundreds of clients. Richard now heads a team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals, and personally handles the more complicated cases. He has represented and supported clients in the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Richard also oversees TRUE’s branding and marketing activities and works closely with the firm’s Marketing Manager to attract new clients through various channels.

Steve McCourt

Partner - Personal Injury (Road Traffic Accidents) and Head of Compliance

Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Part of Steve’s role is to make key decisions relating to which cases should be pursued and which shouldn’t. In this capacity, Steve protects the firm’s great reputation and manages the expectations of TRUE’s clients.

Steve is involved in the general management of the firm, advising on matters of legal compliance.

Richard Milner

Partner - Credit Hire and Marketing

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has been winning millions of pounds for hundreds of clients. Richard now heads a team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals, and personally handles the more complicated cases. He has represented and supported clients in the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Richard also oversees TRUE’s branding and marketing activities and works closely with the firm’s Marketing Manager to attract new clients through various channels.

Steve McCourt

Partner - Personal Injury (Road Traffic Accidents) and Head of Compliance

Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Part of Steve’s role is to make key decisions relating to which cases should be pursued and which shouldn’t. In this capacity, Steve protects the firm’s great reputation and manages the expectations of TRUE’s clients.

Steve is involved in the general management of the firm, advising on matters of legal compliance.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

Andrew heads both the Serious Injury department, dealing with claims for injuries of the utmost severity, and the Employer’s Liability/Occupiers Liability department, dealing with accidents both in the workplace and elsewhere.

He leads a large team of very able lawyers, who use their expertise to succeed in difficult cases which other, less specialist, firms are unwilling to take on. At any given point, the Serious Injury team represents hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered life changing, often catastrophic injuries.

 

Jade Doran

Solicitor

Jade qualified as a Solicitor in June 2022, having previously graduated from Northumbria University with a Masters in Law. Jade joined TRUE in January 2023 and currently specialises in Employer and Public Liability claims

Jessica Gair

Paralegal

Jessica graduated with a Masters in Law and LPC from Northumbria University in 2021 and then began working as a Paralegal for TRUE in the RTA Portal team .

John Spry

Paralegal

I have worked for TRUE for 2 and a half years, initially joining during the COVID-19 pandemic as a Paralegal in the Personal Injury team.  I thoroughly enjoy my role and the team here at TRUE are all very nice and always ready to help.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

Andrew heads both the Serious Injury department, dealing with claims for injuries of the utmost severity, and the Employer’s Liability/Occupiers Liability department, dealing with accidents both in the workplace and elsewhere.

He leads a large team of very able lawyers, who use their expertise to succeed in difficult cases which other, less specialist, firms are unwilling to take on. At any given point, the Serious Injury team represents hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered life changing, often catastrophic injuries.

 

Jade Doran

Solicitor

Jade qualified as a Solicitor in June 2022, having previously graduated from Northumbria University with a Masters in Law. Jade joined TRUE in January 2023 and currently specialises in Employer and Public Liability claims

Jessica Gair

Paralegal

Jessica graduated with a Masters in Law and LPC from Northumbria University in 2021 and then began working as a Paralegal for TRUE in the RTA Portal team .

John Spry

Paralegal

I have worked for TRUE for 2 and a half years, initially joining during the COVID-19 pandemic as a Paralegal in the Personal Injury team.  I thoroughly enjoy my role and the team here at TRUE are all very nice and always ready to help.

Kibla Mahmood

Paralegal

Kibla is a Paralegal in our Serious Injury Department and is based in our Newcastle Office.

Anna Kane

Solicitor

Anna is a bilingual Solicitor and is more than happy to assist Polish-speaking clients. With almost 10 years litigation experience, Anna helps clients succeed in their personal injury claims often when others are not able to see reasonable prospects of success. She is an integral part of our Employer and Public Liability department. Outside of work, Anna has a particular interest in women’s and children’s rights.

Ben Gray

Claims Handler

Ben is a claims handler specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases.

Beverley Finlay

Solicitor

Beverley qualified as a solicitor in 2004, she works in our Employer and Public liability department.

Kibla Mahmood

Paralegal

Kibla is a Paralegal in our Serious Injury Department and is based in our Newcastle Office.

Anna Kane

Solicitor

Anna is a bilingual Solicitor and is more than happy to assist Polish-speaking clients. With almost 10 years litigation experience, Anna helps clients succeed in their personal injury claims often when others are not able to see reasonable prospects of success. She is an integral part of our Employer and Public Liability department. Outside of work, Anna has a particular interest in women’s and children’s rights.

Ben Gray

Claims Handler

Ben is a claims handler specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases.

Beverley Finlay

Solicitor

Beverley qualified as a solicitor in 2004, she works in our Employer and Public liability department.

Christopher Jehan

Legal Executive

Chris is a Legal Executive in our Credit Hire litigation department, handling the more complex MultiTrack cases with values in excess of £25,000.

Dean Wiseman

Paralegal

Dean is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

George Clayton

Team Manager

George’s down to earth approach enables him to form great working relationships with his clients. At the same time, he fights hard to achieve the best possible outcome and will not rest until his clients are satisfied with the efforts made by the TRUE Solicitors LLP team.

Gregg Wood

Claims Handler

Gregg is a Claims Handler within our Road Traffic Accidents department.

Christopher Jehan

Legal Executive

Chris is a Legal Executive in our Credit Hire litigation department, handling the more complex MultiTrack cases with values in excess of £25,000.

Dean Wiseman

Paralegal

Dean is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

George Clayton

Team Manager

George’s down to earth approach enables him to form great working relationships with his clients. At the same time, he fights hard to achieve the best possible outcome and will not rest until his clients are satisfied with the efforts made by the TRUE Solicitors LLP team.

Gregg Wood

Claims Handler

Gregg is a Claims Handler within our Road Traffic Accidents department.

Harriet Swain

Paralegal

Harriet is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Jeff Shaw

Paralegal & Supervisor

Jeff is a Paralegal and Supervisor in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Jessica Bastin

Solicitor

Jessica qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and practices as a solicitor specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases.

Karen-Marie Archbold

Team Leader

Karen-Marie is an associate member of CILEX and is a team leader in our Employer and Public Liability department.

Harriet Swain

Paralegal

Harriet is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Jeff Shaw

Paralegal & Supervisor

Jeff is a Paralegal and Supervisor in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Jessica Bastin

Solicitor

Jessica qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and practices as a solicitor specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases.

Karen-Marie Archbold

Team Leader

Karen-Marie is an associate member of CILEX and is a team leader in our Employer and Public Liability department.

Keith Davison

Paralegal

Keith is a Paralegal, specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases where the offending driver is either uninsured or untraced. He also deals with personal injury claims that are pursued through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Lisa Drinkwater

Paralegal

Lisa is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Louise Hamblin

Paralegal

Louise is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Mark Connor

Paralegal

Mark Connor is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department, and is based in our Leeds office.

Keith Davison

Paralegal

Keith is a Paralegal, specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases where the offending driver is either uninsured or untraced. He also deals with personal injury claims that are pursued through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Lisa Drinkwater

Paralegal

Lisa is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Louise Hamblin

Paralegal

Louise is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Mark Connor

Paralegal

Mark Connor is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department, and is based in our Leeds office.

Melanie Shearer

Paralegal

Melanie is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Rebecca Hann

Solicitor

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in 2014. She is a solicitor in our Credit Hire Litigation department and also helps with personal injury cases.

Robert Johnson

Claims Assistant

Sally Best

Solicitor

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Sally works as a solicitor in our personal injury department, handling road traffic accident claims.

Melanie Shearer

Paralegal

Melanie is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Rebecca Hann

Solicitor

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in 2014. She is a solicitor in our Credit Hire Litigation department and also helps with personal injury cases.

Robert Johnson

Claims Assistant

Sally Best

Solicitor

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Sally works as a solicitor in our personal injury department, handling road traffic accident claims.

Steve McCourt

Partner - Personal Injury (Road Traffic Accidents) and Head of Compliance

Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Part of Steve’s role is to make key decisions relating to which cases should be pursued and which shouldn’t. In this capacity, Steve protects the firm’s great reputation and manages the expectations of TRUE’s clients.

Steve is involved in the general management of the firm, advising on matters of legal compliance.

Steven Donnison

Small Claims Litigation Manager

Steven supports his TRUE Solicitors LLP team of litigation specialists, ensuring that cases are progressed through the courts as quickly as possible in order to get the job done and minimize the inconvenience to True’s clients.

Susan West

Claims Handler

Susan is a Claims Handler in our Road Traffic Accident department.

Tracey Kennedy

Paralegal

Tracey is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Steve McCourt

Partner - Personal Injury (Road Traffic Accidents) and Head of Compliance

Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1994. Part of Steve’s role is to make key decisions relating to which cases should be pursued and which shouldn’t. In this capacity, Steve protects the firm’s great reputation and manages the expectations of TRUE’s clients.

Steve is involved in the general management of the firm, advising on matters of legal compliance.

Steven Donnison

Small Claims Litigation Manager

Steven supports his TRUE Solicitors LLP team of litigation specialists, ensuring that cases are progressed through the courts as quickly as possible in order to get the job done and minimize the inconvenience to True’s clients.

Susan West

Claims Handler

Susan is a Claims Handler in our Road Traffic Accident department.

Tracey Kennedy

Paralegal

Tracey is a Paralegal in our road traffic accident personal injury department.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

Andrew heads both the Serious Injury department, dealing with claims for injuries of the utmost severity, and the Employer’s Liability/Occupiers Liability department, dealing with accidents both in the workplace and elsewhere.

He leads a large team of very able lawyers, who use their expertise to succeed in difficult cases which other, less specialist, firms are unwilling to take on. At any given point, the Serious Injury team represents hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered life changing, often catastrophic injuries.

David Gregor

Solicitor

David qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and joined the firm after spending 28 years at another local firm where he specialised in cases with injuries that are serious and life changing. He brings a wealth of experience having settled thousands of cases over the years worth up to £3.25 million.

David understands that serious injuries bring complex needs. He ensures clients have access to the best rehabilitation available.

Nikki Haywood

Chartered Legal Executive

Nikki previously served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service as an Aircraft Engineer. Having qualified as a Legal Executive in 2002, then a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2007, Nikki has over 20 years’ experience representing Claimants who have sustained personal injury, as a result of suffering from an industrial disease; an accident at work; a public liability accident; an accident involving an animal or being involved in a road traffic accident. Nikki recently appeared on the TV series, Northern Justice, where she successfully represented a young Claimant who sustained injury whilst at work, after being thrown from a horse, despite the Defendant denying responsibility.  Nikki’s engineering background assists in her understanding of claims involving a technical or engineering issue.

Helen Wainwright

Associate Solicitor

Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has since exclusively represented clients injured in accidents. She specialises in high value claims involving all types of serious injuries including amputations, brain injuries and fatalities. Helen recently secured a compensation award of £5.3 million at the Royal Courts of Justice in London for a severely brain damaged client which show the real efforts of the TRUE Solicitors LLP team.

Andrew Mayall

Partner - Personal Injury (EL/PL & Serious Injury)

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 1994.

Andrew heads both the Serious Injury department, dealing with claims for injuries of the utmost severity, and the Employer’s Liability/Occupiers Liability department, dealing with accidents both in the workplace and elsewhere.

He leads a large team of very able lawyers, who use their expertise to succeed in difficult cases which other, less specialist, firms are unwilling to take on. At any given point, the Serious Injury team represents hundreds of clients across England and Wales who have suffered life changing, often catastrophic injuries.

David Gregor

Solicitor

David qualified as a Solicitor in 1994 and joined the firm after spending 28 years at another local firm where he specialised in cases with injuries that are serious and life changing. He brings a wealth of experience having settled thousands of cases over the years worth up to £3.25 million.

David understands that serious injuries bring complex needs. He ensures clients have access to the best rehabilitation available.

Nikki Haywood

Chartered Legal Executive

Nikki previously served in the Women’s Royal Naval Service as an Aircraft Engineer. Having qualified as a Legal Executive in 2002, then a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 2007, Nikki has over 20 years’ experience representing Claimants who have sustained personal injury, as a result of suffering from an industrial disease; an accident at work; a public liability accident; an accident involving an animal or being involved in a road traffic accident. Nikki recently appeared on the TV series, Northern Justice, where she successfully represented a young Claimant who sustained injury whilst at work, after being thrown from a horse, despite the Defendant denying responsibility.  Nikki’s engineering background assists in her understanding of claims involving a technical or engineering issue.

Helen Wainwright

Associate Solicitor

Helen qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has since exclusively represented clients injured in accidents. She specialises in high value claims involving all types of serious injuries including amputations, brain injuries and fatalities. Helen recently secured a compensation award of £5.3 million at the Royal Courts of Justice in London for a severely brain damaged client which show the real efforts of the TRUE Solicitors LLP team.

Julian Clark

Associate Solicitor

Julian qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and with 29 years’ post-qualification experience, Associate Solicitor Julian handles severe, catastrophic and fatal injury claims, including those involving acquired brain injury and serious orthopaedic injuries. In the past he has represented claimants and their estates in pursuing compensation for serious, life-threatening and terminal asbestos-related conditions.

He currently runs a sizeable catastrophic injury and acquired brain injury caseload, some of which are worth well into the millions. He is mindful of the vital importance and benefits of timely multi – disciplinary rehabilitation following injury.

He has plentiful experience of brain injury cases requiring court approval and is experienced with the involvement of the Court of Protection and Deputies. He is a Friend of Headway, the brain injury charity, a member of the Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum and as a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers he is an accredited Senior Litigator and an accredited Brain Injury Specialist.

Summary of recent cases: 

RTA Severe Brain Injury / Value : £2 million net
The Claimant suffered a severe brain injury  when as a cyclist he was knocked over by the Defendant’s car. The Claimant was rendered incapable of managing his affairs and a Deputy was appointed. The case was settled on a split liability basis and the settlement required Court approval in the High Court of Justice in London.

RTA| Severe Orthopaedic injuries and a mild brain injury / Value:  £1.87 million
Claimant sustained a severe leg and other orthopaedic injuries and a mild brain injury arising from a motorcycle accident.  He was left with life changing disabilities rendering him unlikely ever to work and dependent upon others.

RTA Severe Orthopaedic injuries / Value:  £400,000
Claimant suffered a head-on collision on a motorway when the Defendant travelling in the opposite direction breached the central reservation and drove onto the claimant’s side of the road. The Claimant suffered serious orthopaedic injuries which interrupted her career and was left with permanent residual symptoms.

RTA Severe Brain injury / Value : £399,000 gross

The Claimant pedestrian was knocked over while crossing the road and suffered  a moderate to severe brain injury as well as significant orthopaedic  injuries. Her dementia was brought forward by about 4 years due to the brain injury. A Deputy was appointed because the claimant could not manage her affairs.

RTA Severe ankle injury / Value : £300,000  gross
The Claimant driver suffered a head-on collision with the Defendant’s vehicle which was speeding  and went through a red light.

RTA Serious facial Scarring/ Value: £250,000

The Claimant, a minor, suffered serious facial injuries resulting in significant  scarring when the vehicle he was travelling in went out of control and crashed. The matter was referred to the High Court for approval of the settlement figure.

Karen Hindmarch

Partner - Serious Injury

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Her experience, gained with over more than 26 years in the True Solicitors LLP team, combined with her personable nature creates a balanced and trusted advocate. As well as leading TRUE’s clinical negligence team, she also has an active caseload of significant injury cases covering road traffic, employment and public liability cases. Karen understands that patience, as well as a steely determination to get the job done, is required for her team’s clients.

Samantha Smith

Solicitor

Sam qualified as a solicitor in 2007. She is a solicitor, specialising in road traffic accidents involving allegations of fraud or low velocity impact.

Vicky Mills

Solicitor

Vicky qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. She had previously qualified as a Legal Executive in 2000, following starting her career in law as an Office Junior. She has over 20 years’ experience working in personal injury claims on both the Claimant and Defendant sides and has experience dealing with RTA claims, EL/PL and industrial disease work.

Julian Clark

Associate Solicitor

Julian qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and with 29 years’ post-qualification experience, Associate Solicitor Julian handles severe, catastrophic and fatal injury claims, including those involving acquired brain injury and serious orthopaedic injuries. In the past he has represented claimants and their estates in pursuing compensation for serious, life-threatening and terminal asbestos-related conditions.

He currently runs a sizeable catastrophic injury and acquired brain injury caseload, some of which are worth well into the millions. He is mindful of the vital importance and benefits of timely multi – disciplinary rehabilitation following injury.

He has plentiful experience of brain injury cases requiring court approval and is experienced with the involvement of the Court of Protection and Deputies. He is a Friend of Headway, the brain injury charity, a member of the Northern Acquired Brain Injury Forum and as a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers he is an accredited Senior Litigator and an accredited Brain Injury Specialist.

Summary of recent cases: 

RTA Severe Brain Injury / Value : £2 million net
The Claimant suffered a severe brain injury  when as a cyclist he was knocked over by the Defendant’s car. The Claimant was rendered incapable of managing his affairs and a Deputy was appointed. The case was settled on a split liability basis and the settlement required Court approval in the High Court of Justice in London.

RTA| Severe Orthopaedic injuries and a mild brain injury / Value:  £1.87 million
Claimant sustained a severe leg and other orthopaedic injuries and a mild brain injury arising from a motorcycle accident.  He was left with life changing disabilities rendering him unlikely ever to work and dependent upon others.

RTA Severe Orthopaedic injuries / Value:  £400,000
Claimant suffered a head-on collision on a motorway when the Defendant travelling in the opposite direction breached the central reservation and drove onto the claimant’s side of the road. The Claimant suffered serious orthopaedic injuries which interrupted her career and was left with permanent residual symptoms.

RTA Severe Brain injury / Value : £399,000 gross

The Claimant pedestrian was knocked over while crossing the road and suffered  a moderate to severe brain injury as well as significant orthopaedic  injuries. Her dementia was brought forward by about 4 years due to the brain injury. A Deputy was appointed because the claimant could not manage her affairs.

RTA Severe ankle injury / Value : £300,000  gross
The Claimant driver suffered a head-on collision with the Defendant’s vehicle which was speeding  and went through a red light.

RTA Serious facial Scarring/ Value: £250,000

The Claimant, a minor, suffered serious facial injuries resulting in significant  scarring when the vehicle he was travelling in went out of control and crashed. The matter was referred to the High Court for approval of the settlement figure.

Karen Hindmarch

Partner - Serious Injury

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Her experience, gained with over more than 26 years in the True Solicitors LLP team, combined with her personable nature creates a balanced and trusted advocate. As well as leading TRUE’s clinical negligence team, she also has an active caseload of significant injury cases covering road traffic, employment and public liability cases. Karen understands that patience, as well as a steely determination to get the job done, is required for her team’s clients.

Samantha Smith

Solicitor

Sam qualified as a solicitor in 2007. She is a solicitor, specialising in road traffic accidents involving allegations of fraud or low velocity impact.

Vicky Mills

Solicitor

Vicky qualified as a Solicitor in 2006. She had previously qualified as a Legal Executive in 2000, following starting her career in law as an Office Junior. She has over 20 years’ experience working in personal injury claims on both the Claimant and Defendant sides and has experience dealing with RTA claims, EL/PL and industrial disease work.

Abby Wallace

Paralegal

Abby is a paralegal within the Clinical Negligence Department, joining the firm in March 2023. She completed her integrated master’s degree in MLaw at Northumbria University in 2023.

Abby discovered her interest for clinical negligence during her Medical Law module at university and knew this was an area she would like to work in. Abby assists in the day to day running of progressing cases.

Alix Walker

Head of Clinical / Medical Negligence

Alix is head of the Clinical Negligence Department and oversees the day to day running of the department, supervising staff, assessing prospects on new claims, and managing the development of the team.

Alix qualified as a solicitor in 2005, and has worked in personal injury and clinical negligence since. Alix has a degree in Law from the University of Luton and completed her post graduate Diploma Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster before completing her training locally in the north east.

Alix also completed a master’s degree in Medical Law at the University of Northumbria and works exclusively in the Clinical Negligence Department dealing with a variety of claims including birth trauma cases, catastrophic injuries, misdiagnosis of cancer and orthopaedic claims.

Alix is helpful and approachable and invests time in her clients to ensure they are guided through their claim in what is often a stressful and uncertain time for them. Alix is also a member of the Women Lawyers Division North East.

 

Karen Hindmarch

Partner - Clinical Negligence

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Her experience, gained with over more than 26 years in the True Solicitors LLP team, combined with her personable nature creates a balanced and trusted advocate. As well as leading TRUE’s clinical negligence team, she also has an active caseload of significant injury cases covering road traffic, employment and public liability cases. Karen understands that patience, as well as a steely determination to get the job done, is required for her team’s clients.

Kieran Martin

Legal Executive

Kieran is an integral part of the Clinical Negligence Department working as a legal executive, having worked in the firm since 2015. He started in the personal injury team before transferring his skills into clinical negligence.

Kieran is currently an Associate Member of CILEX and is working towards Fellowship. He is methodical in his approach to his work, has a keen eye for detail and provides invaluable systems support within the team.

Abby Wallace

Paralegal

Abby is a paralegal within the Clinical Negligence Department, joining the firm in March 2023. She completed her integrated master’s degree in MLaw at Northumbria University in 2023.

Abby discovered her interest for clinical negligence during her Medical Law module at university and knew this was an area she would like to work in. Abby assists in the day to day running of progressing cases.

Alix Walker

Head of Clinical / Medical Negligence

Alix is head of the Clinical Negligence Department and oversees the day to day running of the department, supervising staff, assessing prospects on new claims, and managing the development of the team.

Alix qualified as a solicitor in 2005, and has worked in personal injury and clinical negligence since. Alix has a degree in Law from the University of Luton and completed her post graduate Diploma Legal Practice Course at the University of Westminster before completing her training locally in the north east.

Alix also completed a master’s degree in Medical Law at the University of Northumbria and works exclusively in the Clinical Negligence Department dealing with a variety of claims including birth trauma cases, catastrophic injuries, misdiagnosis of cancer and orthopaedic claims.

Alix is helpful and approachable and invests time in her clients to ensure they are guided through their claim in what is often a stressful and uncertain time for them. Alix is also a member of the Women Lawyers Division North East.

 

Karen Hindmarch

Partner - Clinical Negligence

Karen qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Her experience, gained with over more than 26 years in the True Solicitors LLP team, combined with her personable nature creates a balanced and trusted advocate. As well as leading TRUE’s clinical negligence team, she also has an active caseload of significant injury cases covering road traffic, employment and public liability cases. Karen understands that patience, as well as a steely determination to get the job done, is required for her team’s clients.

Kieran Martin

Legal Executive

Kieran is an integral part of the Clinical Negligence Department working as a legal executive, having worked in the firm since 2015. He started in the personal injury team before transferring his skills into clinical negligence.

Kieran is currently an Associate Member of CILEX and is working towards Fellowship. He is methodical in his approach to his work, has a keen eye for detail and provides invaluable systems support within the team.

Monique Jewett

Paralegal

Monique graduated with a 2:1 Law degree (LLB hons) from Nottingham Trent University in 2021. She then returned to the northeast to complete her master’s degree in Legal Practice (integrated LPC) at Northumbria University, from which she graduated in 2022. Monique is currently working in the Clinical Negligence Department as a paralegal. She thoroughly enjoyed Medical Law during her studies and hopes to continue to build her skills within the team.

Olivia Bowern

Paralegal

Olivia is a paralegal in the Clinical Negligence Department.  She joined the firm in December 2021 and moved to clinical negligence in September 2023, where she provides support to the team in progressing cases.

Sophie McConnell

Paralegal

Sophie graduated in June 2018 with a law degree (LLB (Hons)). She joined True in March 2019 as a claims assistant in the Personal Injury team before moving into the Clinical Negligence Department in April 2022 as a paralegal.

Sophie’s interest in clinical negligence began during her studies, and she is able to apply her knowledge to cases. She assists in the progression of cases and ensures they are managed effectively.

Stephen Winn

Solicitor

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and joined the Clinical Negligence Department at True in 2022. Prior to qualifying he was a nurse for 10 years working mainly on intensive care units in local hospitals. Stephen has worked almost exclusively in clinical negligence and has experience of both claimant and defendant work. This together with his medical background means he fully understands the medical and legal processes and the client experience in often difficult situations. Stephen has experience of a variety of claims in terms of complexity and value including delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, orthopaedic claims, and serious injuries.

Monique Jewett

Paralegal

Monique graduated with a 2:1 Law degree (LLB hons) from Nottingham Trent University in 2021. She then returned to the northeast to complete her master’s degree in Legal Practice (integrated LPC) at Northumbria University, from which she graduated in 2022. Monique is currently working in the Clinical Negligence Department as a paralegal. She thoroughly enjoyed Medical Law during her studies and hopes to continue to build her skills within the team.

Olivia Bowern

Paralegal

Olivia is a paralegal in the Clinical Negligence Department.  She joined the firm in December 2021 and moved to clinical negligence in September 2023, where she provides support to the team in progressing cases.

Sophie McConnell

Paralegal

Sophie graduated in June 2018 with a law degree (LLB (Hons)). She joined True in March 2019 as a claims assistant in the Personal Injury team before moving into the Clinical Negligence Department in April 2022 as a paralegal.

Sophie’s interest in clinical negligence began during her studies, and she is able to apply her knowledge to cases. She assists in the progression of cases and ensures they are managed effectively.

Stephen Winn

Solicitor

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and joined the Clinical Negligence Department at True in 2022. Prior to qualifying he was a nurse for 10 years working mainly on intensive care units in local hospitals. Stephen has worked almost exclusively in clinical negligence and has experience of both claimant and defendant work. This together with his medical background means he fully understands the medical and legal processes and the client experience in often difficult situations. Stephen has experience of a variety of claims in terms of complexity and value including delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, orthopaedic claims, and serious injuries.

Toni Hall

Solicitor

Toni graduated from Northumbria University with a master’s degree in Law with first class honours in June 2020. She then joined True in January 2021 as a paralegal in the Clinical Negligence Department, before being offered a Training Contract with the firm in March 2022. She is currently working as a solicitor in the Clinical Negligence Department.

Toni became interested in clinical negligence very early in her studies and has since developed that interest, she has worked on a range of cases including traumatic birth injuries, surgical errors, delayed and missed diagnosis.  She now runs her own caseload as well as assisting senior fee earners on more complex matters.

Toni Hall

Solicitor

Toni graduated from Northumbria University with a master’s degree in Law with first class honours in June 2020. She then joined True in January 2021 as a paralegal in the Clinical Negligence Department, before being offered a Training Contract with the firm in March 2022. She is currently working as a solicitor in the Clinical Negligence Department.

Toni became interested in clinical negligence very early in her studies and has since developed that interest, she has worked on a range of cases including traumatic birth injuries, surgical errors, delayed and missed diagnosis.  She now runs her own caseload as well as assisting senior fee earners on more complex matters.

James Lawton

Admin Assistant

James works within the Conveyancing Team and is the first point of contact for clients.

Patricia Hall

Head of Conveyancing

Patricia joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2010 to develop the conveyancing department. Patricia qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has been a residential conveyancer for over 20 years.

Andrew Cleghorn

Conveyancing Assistant

Andrew is an assistant in our conveyancing team. He provides a pivotal role in helping the team complete transactions to deadline.

Dawn Henderson

Conveyancing Executive

Dawn has been a conveyancer in the North East for more than 25 years and joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2012.

James Lawton

Admin Assistant

James works within the Conveyancing Team and is the first point of contact for clients.

Patricia Hall

Head of Conveyancing

Patricia joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2010 to develop the conveyancing department. Patricia qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has been a residential conveyancer for over 20 years.

Andrew Cleghorn

Conveyancing Assistant

Andrew is an assistant in our conveyancing team. He provides a pivotal role in helping the team complete transactions to deadline.

Dawn Henderson

Conveyancing Executive

Dawn has been a conveyancer in the North East for more than 25 years and joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2012.

Dean Auld

Partner - HR

Dean qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has been with the firm since 1996 and a Partner since 1998. During his time with True Solicitors LLP Dean has handled a large number of Personal Injury Claims, managed a number of Personal Injury teams, established and managed a branch office in the South East of England and set up the firms Residential Conveyancing department. Dean currently has responsibility for the firms’ Human Resources team.

Debbie Bucknall

Conveyancing Assistant

Debbie has worked in the Legal industry for over 25 years. She now supports the Conveyancing department as a Conveyancing Assistant.

Emma Thornton

Conveyancing Executive

Emma is a conveyancing executive and joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2014 as part of our continued expansion. Emma has been involved with residential conveyancing in the North East for 10 years.

Iulia Hapau

Conveyancing Assistant

Iulia graduated from Northumbria University in July 2022 with a Masters in Law degree, which incorporated the LPC. An important aspect of her degree was her final year’s dissertation in Medical Law. Iulia was also awarded a Northumbria Law School’s Global Scholars Prize in the same year. Iulia recently joined TRUE as a Paralegal, supporting our Conveyancing department.

Dean Auld

Partner - HR

Dean qualified as a solicitor in 1993 and has been with the firm since 1996 and a Partner since 1998. During his time with True Solicitors LLP Dean has handled a large number of Personal Injury Claims, managed a number of Personal Injury teams, established and managed a branch office in the South East of England and set up the firms Residential Conveyancing department. Dean currently has responsibility for the firms’ Human Resources team.

Debbie Bucknall

Conveyancing Assistant

Debbie has worked in the Legal industry for over 25 years. She now supports the Conveyancing department as a Conveyancing Assistant.

Emma Thornton

Conveyancing Executive

Emma is a conveyancing executive and joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2014 as part of our continued expansion. Emma has been involved with residential conveyancing in the North East for 10 years.

Iulia Hapau

Conveyancing Assistant

Iulia graduated from Northumbria University in July 2022 with a Masters in Law degree, which incorporated the LPC. An important aspect of her degree was her final year’s dissertation in Medical Law. Iulia was also awarded a Northumbria Law School’s Global Scholars Prize in the same year. Iulia recently joined TRUE as a Paralegal, supporting our Conveyancing department.

Jen Holland

Conveyancing Assistant

Jen is an administrative assistant and has been part of the TRUE Solicitors LLP team since 2011.

Julie Brunton

Conveyancing Executive

Julie recently joined True in 2022 and has over 30 years’ experience in residential conveyancing.

Margaret MacGregor

Conveyancing Assistant

Margaret is a conveyancing assistant and joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2010 after returning to the North East following 10 years working in a residential conveyancing department in a large firm in the South of England.

Stephanie Garrett

Conveyancing Assistant

Stephanie is an administrative assistant and have been part of the TRUE Solicitors LLP team team since 2010.

Jen Holland

Conveyancing Assistant

Jen is an administrative assistant and has been part of the TRUE Solicitors LLP team since 2011.

Julie Brunton

Conveyancing Executive

Julie recently joined True in 2022 and has over 30 years’ experience in residential conveyancing.

Margaret MacGregor

Conveyancing Assistant

Margaret is a conveyancing assistant and joined the TRUE Solicitors LLP team in 2010 after returning to the North East following 10 years working in a residential conveyancing department in a large firm in the South of England.

Stephanie Garrett

Conveyancing Assistant

Stephanie is an administrative assistant and have been part of the TRUE Solicitors LLP team team since 2010.

Amy Davison

Paralegal

Amy graduated Northumbria University in 2021 with a Masters in Law.

Amy joined TRUE in 2024 and works in the Credit Hire Team specialising in impecuniosity.

Eve Winstanley

Paralegal

I work within the Credit Hire department and focus on ensuring each witness statement is drafted with attention to detail, to alleviate the workload of the file handlers.

Joe Rennard-Jacobs

Claims Handler

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2021, Joe elected not to fly too far from the nest. Joe has several years’ worth of experience within Road Traffic Accidents and civil litigation.

His work centres on Fast, Intermediate and Multi-Track credit hire cases.

One of our newest additions to TRUE, Joe not only brings with him a breadth of experience but a wealth of charisma. Joe is a hardworking, thorough, gregarious member of our team – and a credit at that.

He hopes to qualify as a Solicitor and also utilise his knowledge of Artificial Intelligence to optimise processes and improve task efficiency for our firm and our clients.

Kate Buxton

Paralegal

Kate started with TRUE in 2021 initially joining the Portal RTA team.  Later that year she moved to the Credit Hire Team where she is now a Paralegal in our Small Claims Litigation department.

Amy Davison

Paralegal

Amy graduated Northumbria University in 2021 with a Masters in Law.

Amy joined TRUE in 2024 and works in the Credit Hire Team specialising in impecuniosity.

Eve Winstanley

Paralegal

I work within the Credit Hire department and focus on ensuring each witness statement is drafted with attention to detail, to alleviate the workload of the file handlers.

Joe Rennard-Jacobs

Claims Handler

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2021, Joe elected not to fly too far from the nest. Joe has several years’ worth of experience within Road Traffic Accidents and civil litigation.

His work centres on Fast, Intermediate and Multi-Track credit hire cases.

One of our newest additions to TRUE, Joe not only brings with him a breadth of experience but a wealth of charisma. Joe is a hardworking, thorough, gregarious member of our team – and a credit at that.

He hopes to qualify as a Solicitor and also utilise his knowledge of Artificial Intelligence to optimise processes and improve task efficiency for our firm and our clients.

Kate Buxton

Paralegal

Kate started with TRUE in 2021 initially joining the Portal RTA team.  Later that year she moved to the Credit Hire Team where she is now a Paralegal in our Small Claims Litigation department.

Lesley Summers

Lesley has worked continuously for the company for 28 years, starting when the company was known as Gorman Hamilton Solicitors. She started out as the Secretary for then Partner David Hamilton and her position has changed several times over the years. Lesley currently works in the Credit Hire Team as a First Response Advisor, mainly interviewing clients over the telephone to enable statements to be drafted and she has also been involved in the training of other members of staff.

Lisa Foster

Credit Hire Attendance Advisor

Lisa returned to the the UK and TRUE in February 2023 after previously emigrating to Canada.  Lisa also previously worked on Road Traffic Accidents from 2009-2013.  She is now a member of the Credit Hire team.

Madina Rzamammadli

Paralegal

Madina graduated with her second degree from Northumbria University in 2023 specialising in Law. Madina is a Claims Handler in our Small claims department.

Nikki Parkin

Paralegal

Nikki looks after client documents and statements and is a key part of the Credit Hire team.

Lesley Summers

Lesley has worked continuously for the company for 28 years, starting when the company was known as Gorman Hamilton Solicitors. She started out as the Secretary for then Partner David Hamilton and her position has changed several times over the years. Lesley currently works in the Credit Hire Team as a First Response Advisor, mainly interviewing clients over the telephone to enable statements to be drafted and she has also been involved in the training of other members of staff.

Lisa Foster

Credit Hire Attendance Advisor

Lisa returned to the the UK and TRUE in February 2023 after previously emigrating to Canada.  Lisa also previously worked on Road Traffic Accidents from 2009-2013.  She is now a member of the Credit Hire team.

Madina Rzamammadli

Paralegal

Madina graduated with her second degree from Northumbria University in 2023 specialising in Law. Madina is a Claims Handler in our Small claims department.

Nikki Parkin

Paralegal

Nikki looks after client documents and statements and is a key part of the Credit Hire team.

Richard Milner

Partner - Credit Hire and Marketing

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has been winning millions of pounds for hundreds of clients. Richard now heads a team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals, and personally handles the more complicated cases. He has represented and supported clients in the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Richard also oversees TRUE’s branding and marketing activities and works closely with the firm’s Marketing Manager to attract new clients through various channels.

Samantha Mannion

Paralegal

Samantha joined TRUE in 2014 initially as an admin assistant in the personal injury department.   Samantha has also gained experience in the area of Medical Negligence and she now specialises in Personal Injuries and Road Traffic Accidents.

Amy Johnson

Paralegal

Amy is a Paralegal in our Small Claims Litigation department.

Andrew Gibbon

Solicitor

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2012. He is a solicitor in our Credit Hire litigation department, handling Fast Track cases of up to £25,000.

Richard Milner

Partner - Credit Hire and Marketing

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has been winning millions of pounds for hundreds of clients. Richard now heads a team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals, and personally handles the more complicated cases. He has represented and supported clients in the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Richard also oversees TRUE’s branding and marketing activities and works closely with the firm’s Marketing Manager to attract new clients through various channels.

Samantha Mannion

Paralegal

Samantha joined TRUE in 2014 initially as an admin assistant in the personal injury department.   Samantha has also gained experience in the area of Medical Negligence and she now specialises in Personal Injuries and Road Traffic Accidents.

Amy Johnson

Paralegal

Amy is a Paralegal in our Small Claims Litigation department.

Andrew Gibbon

Solicitor

Andrew qualified as a solicitor in 2012. He is a solicitor in our Credit Hire litigation department, handling Fast Track cases of up to £25,000.

Christopher Jehan

Legal Executive

Chris is a Legal Executive in our Credit Hire litigation department, handling the more complex MultiTrack cases with values in excess of £25,000.

Danielle Richardson

Solicitor

Danielle qualified as a solicitor in 2009. She is a solicitor in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast Track cases up to £25,000.

David Hamill

Solicitor

David is a Solicitor in our Credit Hire team.

Emma Crane

Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents)

Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2002. Her determined attitude instils great confidence in her clients, making for a strong and close working relationship that invariably translates into recommendations to other prospective clients for the True Solicitors LLP team to work with.

Christopher Jehan

Legal Executive

Chris is a Legal Executive in our Credit Hire litigation department, handling the more complex MultiTrack cases with values in excess of £25,000.

Danielle Richardson

Solicitor

Danielle qualified as a solicitor in 2009. She is a solicitor in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast Track cases up to £25,000.

David Hamill

Solicitor

David is a Solicitor in our Credit Hire team.

Emma Crane

Personal Injury Solicitor (Road Traffic Accidents)

Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2002. Her determined attitude instils great confidence in her clients, making for a strong and close working relationship that invariably translates into recommendations to other prospective clients for the True Solicitors LLP team to work with.

Emma Jobey

Paralegal

Emma graduated from Northumbria University in 2021 with a Masters in Law and joined TRUE in June 2022. Emma is a Paralegal specialising in road traffic accidents and consumer law.

Francesca Buxton

Claims Handler

Francesca is a claims handler specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases.

Gillian Richardson

Legal Executive

Gillian is a Legal Executive in our credit hire department.

Glenn Robinson

Paralegal

Glenn is a Paralegal in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast and Multi track cases up to and exceeding £25,000.

Emma Jobey

Paralegal

Emma graduated from Northumbria University in 2021 with a Masters in Law and joined TRUE in June 2022. Emma is a Paralegal specialising in road traffic accidents and consumer law.

Francesca Buxton

Claims Handler

Francesca is a claims handler specialising in road traffic accident personal injury cases.

Gillian Richardson

Legal Executive

Gillian is a Legal Executive in our credit hire department.

Glenn Robinson

Paralegal

Glenn is a Paralegal in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast and Multi track cases up to and exceeding £25,000.

Jennifer Cartledge

Solicitor

Jennifer qualified as a solicitor in 2010. She handles Fast and Multi track credit hire and personal injury cases with values up to and exceeding £25,000.

John Kelly

Paralegal

John is a Paralegal in our Small Claims Litigation department.

Jon Dearden

Claims Handler

Jon is a Claims Handler within the Small Claims department. Previously running Personal Injury & Vehicle Damage claims, Jon’s main responsibilities now are focused on Credit Hire Litigation.

Matthew Thorley

Solicitor

Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Matthew instils in his TRUE Solicitors LLP team the company’s values of working with a determined commitment, whilst providing the accessibility and jargon-free approach important to establishing a good relationship with clients. Clients are made to feel in charge of their own case, by being kept completely in the loop, all of the time.

Jennifer Cartledge

Solicitor

Jennifer qualified as a solicitor in 2010. She handles Fast and Multi track credit hire and personal injury cases with values up to and exceeding £25,000.

John Kelly

Paralegal

John is a Paralegal in our Small Claims Litigation department.

Jon Dearden

Claims Handler

Jon is a Claims Handler within the Small Claims department. Previously running Personal Injury & Vehicle Damage claims, Jon’s main responsibilities now are focused on Credit Hire Litigation.

Matthew Thorley

Solicitor

Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Matthew instils in his TRUE Solicitors LLP team the company’s values of working with a determined commitment, whilst providing the accessibility and jargon-free approach important to establishing a good relationship with clients. Clients are made to feel in charge of their own case, by being kept completely in the loop, all of the time.

Rebecca Hann

Solicitor

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in 2014. She is a solicitor in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast Track cases with a value of up to £25,000.

Sally Best

Solicitor

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 2008. She works in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast Track cases with a value of up to £25,000.

Steven Donnison

Small Claims Litigation Manager

Steven supports his TRUE Solicitors LLP team of litigation specialists, ensuring that cases are progressed through the courts as quickly as possible in order to get the job done and minimize the inconvenience to True’s clients.

Rebecca Hann

Solicitor

Rebecca qualified as a solicitor in 2014. She is a solicitor in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast Track cases with a value of up to £25,000.

Sally Best

Solicitor

Sally qualified as a solicitor in 2008. She works in our Credit Hire Litigation department, dealing with Fast Track cases with a value of up to £25,000.

Steven Donnison

Small Claims Litigation Manager

Steven supports his TRUE Solicitors LLP team of litigation specialists, ensuring that cases are progressed through the courts as quickly as possible in order to get the job done and minimize the inconvenience to True’s clients.

Kieran Magee

Partner - Business Development and Training

Kieran is Head of Sales at TRUE Solicitors LLP.

TRUE Solicitors LLP, head quartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, advises clients on personal injury law, financial mis-selling, consumer law and conveyancing.

Kieran’s legal career spans over 30 years and started in 1983 when he took a position as an outdoor clerk at national law firm Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave.

Kieran joined national firm Russell Jones and Walker and later Leeds firm Ison Harrison in 1992. He was instrumental in establishing their Road Traffic Accident department which rapidly grew in size under his leadership. Whilst employed by the firm he decided to complement his vocational skills with formal qualifications; he studied and eventually passed the ILEX exams before embarking on the solicitor qualifications. He obtained the CPE and LPC qualifications by correspondence, the former from the De Montford University in Leicester in 2001, the latter from the College of Law in York in 2004. Kieran qualified as a solicitor in November 2004.

Kieran joined Gorman Hamilton Solicitors, now TRUE Solicitors LLP, in 2000 to establish their Leeds office. He was appointed salaried partner in 2007 .

From 2007 to 2018 he was a member of the Management Committee of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society (MASS) as Regional Co-ordinator for the Yorkshire region. Kieran was also the MASS representative for The Financial Conduct Authority Claims Management Regulatory Consultative Group.

Nicole de Vega-Mahoney

Marketing Manager

Nicole joined in May 2023 with a wealth of experience in Marketing Communications and Business Strategy Development.  Nicole’s focus will be on evolving the TRUE brand and generating brand awareness with prospective new clients, creating and delivering an integrated Marketing Communications short and long term plan.

 

 

Caroline Houghton

Partner - Housing Disrepair, First Response and Operations

As well as managing the firm’s long-term relationships with our business partners, Caroline identifies key business opportunities to bring in new customers to TRUE.

Dale Milligan

Business Development Manager

Dale is a Business Development Manager, responsible for identifying business opportunities and building long-term relationships, as well as evaluating the current performance of the business and our partners. Dale is responsible for increasing TRUE’s brand awareness and bringing in new customers, as well as maintaining relationships with key clients.

Kieran Magee

Partner - Business Development and Training

Kieran is Head of Sales at TRUE Solicitors LLP.

TRUE Solicitors LLP, head quartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, advises clients on personal injury law, financial mis-selling, consumer law and conveyancing.

Kieran’s legal career spans over 30 years and started in 1983 when he took a position as an outdoor clerk at national law firm Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave.

Kieran joined national firm Russell Jones and Walker and later Leeds firm Ison Harrison in 1992. He was instrumental in establishing their Road Traffic Accident department which rapidly grew in size under his leadership. Whilst employed by the firm he decided to complement his vocational skills with formal qualifications; he studied and eventually passed the ILEX exams before embarking on the solicitor qualifications. He obtained the CPE and LPC qualifications by correspondence, the former from the De Montford University in Leicester in 2001, the latter from the College of Law in York in 2004. Kieran qualified as a solicitor in November 2004.

Kieran joined Gorman Hamilton Solicitors, now TRUE Solicitors LLP, in 2000 to establish their Leeds office. He was appointed salaried partner in 2007 .

From 2007 to 2018 he was a member of the Management Committee of the Motor Accident Solicitors’ Society (MASS) as Regional Co-ordinator for the Yorkshire region. Kieran was also the MASS representative for The Financial Conduct Authority Claims Management Regulatory Consultative Group.

Nicole de Vega-Mahoney

Marketing Manager

Nicole joined in May 2023 with a wealth of experience in Marketing Communications and Business Strategy Development.  Nicole’s focus will be on evolving the TRUE brand and generating brand awareness with prospective new clients, creating and delivering an integrated Marketing Communications short and long term plan.

 

 

Caroline Houghton

Partner - Housing Disrepair, First Response and Operations

As well as managing the firm’s long-term relationships with our business partners, Caroline identifies key business opportunities to bring in new customers to TRUE.

Dale Milligan

Business Development Manager

Dale is a Business Development Manager, responsible for identifying business opportunities and building long-term relationships, as well as evaluating the current performance of the business and our partners. Dale is responsible for increasing TRUE’s brand awareness and bringing in new customers, as well as maintaining relationships with key clients.

Richard Milner

Partner - Credit Hire and Marketing

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has been winning millions of pounds for hundreds of clients. Richard now heads a team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals, and personally handles the more complicated cases. He has represented and supported clients in the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Richard also oversees TRUE’s branding and marketing activities and works closely with the firm’s Marketing Manager to attract new clients through various channels.

Richard Milner

Partner - Credit Hire and Marketing

Richard qualified as a solicitor in 1999. Since then he has been winning millions of pounds for hundreds of clients. Richard now heads a team of Solicitors, Legal Executives and Paralegals, and personally handles the more complicated cases. He has represented and supported clients in the Court of Appeal on several occasions.

Richard also oversees TRUE’s branding and marketing activities and works closely with the firm’s Marketing Manager to attract new clients through various channels.

Aaron Turner

Paralegal

Aaron graduated with a Master’s in Law (Exempting) from Northumbria University in 2023 and subsequently joined TRUE in October 2023.

Ben Adley

Paralegal

Ben graduated with a Master’s in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in July 2023 and joined TRUE. in August 2023.

Emily Blyth

Paralegal

I graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PDGL) from Liverpool University in 2023 following an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology BSc at Newcastle University.

I’m a paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Gledisa Qokthi

Paralegal

Gledisa graduated with a Master’s in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in July 2022.

Aaron Turner

Paralegal

Aaron graduated with a Master’s in Law (Exempting) from Northumbria University in 2023 and subsequently joined TRUE in October 2023.

Ben Adley

Paralegal

Ben graduated with a Master’s in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in July 2023 and joined TRUE. in August 2023.

Emily Blyth

Paralegal

I graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PDGL) from Liverpool University in 2023 following an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology BSc at Newcastle University.

I’m a paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Gledisa Qokthi

Paralegal

Gledisa graduated with a Master’s in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in July 2022.

Hannah Keppie

Head of Housing Disrepair

Hannah graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

In her previous roles, Hannah has managed a variety of cases that cover all aspects of Motor Litigation; representing both Claimant and Defendant, Hannah has handled complex accidents, fraud, credit hire, injury and high value multi track cases. More recently, Hannah began representing clients of Housing Disrepair, managing a team of fee earners in her last role.

Hannah joined True Solicitors LLP in May 2022 as Head of Housing Disrepair, leading our newest & fast-growing department.

Nicoletta Gerakios

Paralegal

Nicoletta completed both her law degree and Bar Practice Course in Newcastle, and was Called to the Bar in November 2023.

Nicoletta joined the firm in 2023, and is a paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Ohona Imran

Paralegal

Ohona graduated with a Masters in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in July 2023 and joined TRUE in October 2023.

Sam Mitchell

Paralegal

Sam graduated with a law degree from Northumbria University in 2021 and is currently coming towards the end of her master’s degree including the LPC.  Sam is a paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Hannah Keppie

Head of Housing Disrepair

Hannah graduated from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 2008 and qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

In her previous roles, Hannah has managed a variety of cases that cover all aspects of Motor Litigation; representing both Claimant and Defendant, Hannah has handled complex accidents, fraud, credit hire, injury and high value multi track cases. More recently, Hannah began representing clients of Housing Disrepair, managing a team of fee earners in her last role.

Hannah joined True Solicitors LLP in May 2022 as Head of Housing Disrepair, leading our newest & fast-growing department.

Nicoletta Gerakios

Paralegal

Nicoletta completed both her law degree and Bar Practice Course in Newcastle, and was Called to the Bar in November 2023.

Nicoletta joined the firm in 2023, and is a paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Ohona Imran

Paralegal

Ohona graduated with a Masters in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in July 2023 and joined TRUE in October 2023.

Sam Mitchell

Paralegal

Sam graduated with a law degree from Northumbria University in 2021 and is currently coming towards the end of her master’s degree including the LPC.  Sam is a paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Ben Robinson

Paralegal

Ben is a Paralegal who deals with local authority tenants’ Housing Disrepair claims.

Caroline Houghton

Partner - Housing Disrepair, First Response and Operations

Caroline leads her own True Solicitors LLP team who fight hard to win compensation for our housing disrepair clients.  Her focus is on expanding the team to meet the growing demand, developing and implementing workflows and liaising with surveyors and introducers on a regular basis.

Ellen Noke

Litigation Executive

Ellen is a Litigation Executive in our Housing Disrepair department.

Sophie Hardy

Claims Assistant

Sophie is a Claims Assistant in our Housing Disrepair team.

Ben Robinson

Paralegal

Ben is a Paralegal who deals with local authority tenants’ Housing Disrepair claims.

Caroline Houghton

Partner - Housing Disrepair, First Response and Operations

Caroline leads her own True Solicitors LLP team who fight hard to win compensation for our housing disrepair clients.  Her focus is on expanding the team to meet the growing demand, developing and implementing workflows and liaising with surveyors and introducers on a regular basis.

Ellen Noke

Litigation Executive

Ellen is a Litigation Executive in our Housing Disrepair department.

Sophie Hardy

Claims Assistant

Sophie is a Claims Assistant in our Housing Disrepair team.

Dominique O'Neill-Roper

Paralegal

Dominique graduated with a Masters in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in 2022 and joined TRUE shortly before her graduation. Dominique is a Paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Dominique O'Neill-Roper

Paralegal

Dominique graduated with a Masters in Law including the LPC from Northumbria University in 2022 and joined TRUE shortly before her graduation. Dominique is a Paralegal in our growing Housing Disrepair department.

Claire Kennedy

HR Assistant

Claire has been with the firm over 20 years and provides support and assistance in the HR department including onboarding of new staff and maintaining HR records.

Jill Clattenburg

Practice Manager

I have over 10 years experience working in a law firm and have gained great knowledge and understanding how to make an office run smoothly, my role is to oversee the day to day activities and administration of the practice and ensuring clients and staff are top of my priority.

We are always looking to improve how we operate at True Solicitors LLP so should you wish to comment on any aspect of how the practice functions I’d be very happy to listen (good points or bad welcome!).

Lisa Ballantyne

HR Manager

I have worked with the firm since 2005, becoming an Associate CIPD Member in 2011.  I provide HR guidance and support across the firm in matters including absence management, recruitment, training and development.

Claire Kennedy

HR Assistant

Claire has been with the firm over 20 years and provides support and assistance in the HR department including onboarding of new staff and maintaining HR records.

Jill Clattenburg

Practice Manager

I have over 10 years experience working in a law firm and have gained great knowledge and understanding how to make an office run smoothly, my role is to oversee the day to day activities and administration of the practice and ensuring clients and staff are top of my priority.

We are always looking to improve how we operate at True Solicitors LLP so should you wish to comment on any aspect of how the practice functions I’d be very happy to listen (good points or bad welcome!).

Lisa Ballantyne

HR Manager

I have worked with the firm since 2005, becoming an Associate CIPD Member in 2011.  I provide HR guidance and support across the firm in matters including absence management, recruitment, training and development.

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