Our team of professionals

Nick A. Mason Director/Solicitor

Nick Mason

Stephen A. Brookes Director/Solicitor

Donna Riley

Donna Riley Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Nick Mason

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


Rachael Cooper Administrative Assistant


Alexe Millward Administrative Assistant


Tracy Browning Administrative Assistant


Victoria Wood Administrative Assistant


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 is an Assessor of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme, having been a member of the Accreditation scheme 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.

Donna Riley, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, Newcastle under Lyme office

Donna is a Specialist Family Lawyer and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Donna is a Resolution Accredited Specialist with particular Specialisms in Private Children Law and Complex Financial Remedies resulting from the breakdown of a marriage or partnership. Donna has specialised exclusively in family law since 1997 and has extensive experience and knowledge in relation to family law matters. As a member of Resolution, Donna aims to resolve family disputes in a constructive and amicable way. Donna joined Salmons in February 2013 and has previously worked in Staffordshire and Cheshire. She has been a member of Resolution since 1999 and is a member of the Law Society Family Law Accreditation Scheme/Panel. Donna deals with all aspects of family law including, but not limited to, family financial disputes (including property and pensions), divorce, cohabitation matters, domestic violence, civil partnership disputes and private children law proceedings, such as, Child Arrangements Orders which relate to issues surrounding with whom the children should live and whom they should see (previously known as Contact and Residence Orders). Donna can provide our clients with tailored legal advice in relation to their particular circumstances and can offer a range of fixed fees to assist where applicable.

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 managment 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. She is currently upon maternity leave.

Alexe Millward

Alexe is an administrative assistant in our family department at our Newcastle under Lyme office.

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