County’s biggest law firm reaches further

Left to right, Alderson Law partners Paul Dunn, Mark Hipkin, Susan Johnson, Tracey Murray, Graham Shannon and Guy Goodings.
Left to right, Alderson Law partners Paul Dunn, Mark Hipkin, Susan Johnson, Tracey Murray, Graham Shannon and Guy Goodings.
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Legal eagles in Northumberland have strengthened their firm with a merger into Tyne and Wear.

Alderson Law LLP became the biggest independent law firm in the county two years ago when it was formed by a merger of Alderson Dodds and Morpeth-based Wholley Goodings.

Hipkin and Co has an exemplary reputation and fits perfectly with our commitment to delivering the best possible service.

Guy Goodings, Partner

Now it has joined forces with Hipkin and Co, based in Whitley Bay.

Alderson Law LLP Partner Guy Goodings said: “This merger supports our ambitions to grow our presence across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear.

“Hipkin and Co has an exemplary reputation and fits perfectly with our commitment to delivering the best possible service to clients across the region and beyond.”

Personal injury and civil litigation specialist Mark Hipkin will become the firm’s sixth equity partner.

He said: “I am looking forward to bringing my legal and management experience to this growing practice. Merging the two firms represents an exciting new phase for Alderson Law LLP and strengthens its position in the North East market.”

The merger came about after Mr Goodings, a former President of Newcastle Law Society, approached Mr Hipkin, who has also served in the role, with the opportunity to increase the strength of both practices.

They were both advised by North East accountancy practice and business adviser Ryecroft Glenton.

Managing Partner at Ryecroft Chris Robson said: “We are very proud to help bring together two of the region’s most well-known law firms.”

The firm has offices in Morpeth, Blyth and Whitley Bay.