Our team of professionals

Nick A. Mason Director/Solicitor

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Stephen A. Brookes Director/Solicitor

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Sharon Whiston Head of Family Law/Solicitor/Accredited by the Law Society as a family law specialist

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Janet Farrell Conveyancing Manager

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Ang Barlow Office Manager

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Debbie Hodgson Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

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Rachael Cooper Administrative Assistant

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Alexe Millward Legal Assistant (Family)

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Tracy Browning Administrative Assistant

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Victoria Wood Administrative Assistant

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More About Our Team...

Nick A. Mason, director/solicitor, Newcastle Under Lyme office

Nick graduated from Sheffield University in 1987 and after attending Chester College of Law was admitted as a solicitor in 1990. He is responsible for the implementation of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme within the firm and is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section. Nick focuses on the buying and selling of private/domestic and commercial property and deals with freehold and leasehold titles. He also advises in respect of the buying and selling of small businesses, remortgages, transfers of equity and right to buy properties. Nick also assists clients in relation to the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, applications for probate, tax planning and elderly client matters. Nick is our Compliance Officer for Financial Administration.

Stephen A. Brookes, director/solicitor, Stoke on Trent office

Stephen graduated from The University of Birmingham in 1984 and went on to attend The College of Law in Chester qualifying in 1985 and being admitted to the solicitors’ profession in 1987. He has been  an Assessor of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme since 2011,  having been a member of the Accreditation Scheme itself since 1996; he has specialised in personal injury claims for 30 years. He undertakes all aspects of personal injury law including major injury and illness claims, clinical negligence and injuries to children, often through no win/no fee funding. He also takes proceedings against social services departments for negligent delay in taking children into care. Stephen handles employment law and general civil litigation cases such as possession claims by landlords and boundary and probate disputes. Stephen is our Compliance Officer for Legal Practice.

Sharon Whiston, Family Law solicitor

Sharon is a specialist Family Law Solicitor and Head of Family Law here at Salmons. She is accredited by the Law Society as a family law specialist and has over 20 years experience, having qualified as a solicitor in 2009. Sharon will try and find the most amicable and constructive way forward for her clients. Sharon joined Salmons in February 2020 and has previously run her own firm. She deals with all aspects of family law, including but not limited to financial disputes, children disputes (where the child should live, and how much time they spend with the other parent), divorce, cohabiting couples, domestic violence and civil partnerships. She also offers pre-nuptial agreements, separation agreements and cohabitation agreements. Sharon has an excellent rapport with her clients and  strives to go the extra mile for a good outcome. Make an appointment with Sharon and you will leave the office feeling like a weight has been lifted from your shoulders.

Janet Farrell, Conveyancing Manager, Stoke on Trent Office

Janet is the conveyancing manager responsible for property matters at our Stoke-on-Trent office and has practised as a Legal Executive since 1994. She handles the buying and selling of residential/domestic property including freehold and long leasehold titles. Janet also deals with right to buy properties, remortgages, compulsory purchase problems and transfers of equity. Janet also practices in the areas of Will writing, the obtaining of probate and estate administration, and preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Ang Barlow, Office Manager, Newcastle Office

Ang deals with the day to day running of the firm, office management and administration and deals with advertising, staffing matters, compliance issues and credit control.

Debbie Hodgson

Debbie is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in our property, Wills, probate and estates department based at our Newcastle-under-Lyme office.

Rachael Cooper

Rachael is a an administrative assistant in the personal injury, employment and litigation department at our Stoke on Trent office.

Alexe Millward

Alexe is an legal assistant in our family department at our Newcastle under Lyme office, and supports Sharon Whiston our family solicitor.

Tracy Browning

Tracy is an administrative assistant in our property department at our Stoke on Trent office.

Victoria Wood

Vicky is an administrative assistant in our property, wills, probate and estates department at our Newcastle under Lyme office