Our History

Alfred Newton Solicitors, a family firm, was established in Stockport in 1933 and since that time we have continued to put out clients first, ensuring they receive the appropriate advice as and when they need it. We now have 5 offices across the North West, offering a full range of legal services from each one. We pride ourselves on giving quality advice, acting with integrity and providing value for money. Unlike some other firms, our core values ensure the advice we give delivers the best results for our clients and their families.

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Meet Our Team

Anthony PenmanAnthony Penman Interest

Anthony Penman

Partner

Year of qualification:  1970

Specialties: Conveyancing, Court of Protection, Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Commercial.

Sarah Anne PenmanAnthony Penman Interest

Sarah Anne Penman

Partner & Head of Family Law

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
B.A (Law), Member of Law Society Children Panel and Resolution

Year of qualification: 1982

Specialties: Children law, divorce and financial matters.

Danielle TysallDanielle Tysall Interest

Danielle Tysall

Managing Partner

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
LLB (Hons), Fully Accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, Treasurer of Stockport Incorporated Law Society, Trustee of Age UK Trafford

Year of qualification: 2010

Specialties: Conveyancing, Court of Protection, Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney
with a special interest in Elderly Client Law.

Jennifer PenmanJennifer Penman Interest

Jennifer Penman

Partner & Head of Legal Aid

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: LLB (Hons) Member of the Law Society Children Panel, Higher Rights Advocate, Trustee of Child Concern

Year of qualification: 2010

Specialties: Family law, specialising in children work, representing both children
and parents in public and private proceedings. Adoption work.

Alexandra TarlingAlexandra Tarling Interest

Alexandra Tarling

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
LLB Hons

Year of qualification: 2009

Specialties: Conveyancing and Wills and Probate

Chiara OzuzuChiara Ozuzu Interest

Chiara Ozuzu

Trainee Solicitor

Qualifications and accredited associations: LLB (Hons) and LLM LPC

Specialties: Family law

Gemma CockittGemma Cockitt Interest

Gemma Cockitt

Solicitor

Qualifications & Accredited Industry Associations: LLB (Hons) Member of the Law Society Children Panel

Year of qualification: 2009

Specialties: Family Law, specialising in Children Work, Injunctions and Adoptions.

Helen BatesHelen Bates Interest

Helen Bates

Trainee Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: LLB (Hons), LLM

Holly PenmanHolly Penman Interest

Holly Penman

Licensed Conveyancer

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
Licensed Conveyancer

Year of qualification: 2021

Specialties: Residential Conveyancing including leasehold and freehold properties.

Jennifer StephensonJennifer Stephenson Interest

Jennifer Stephenson

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
Children Law Accreditation/Advanced Family Law Accreditation

Year of qualification: 2004

Specialties: All aspects of Family Law, although have a particular interest in care proceedings, both representing parents and children.

Kirsty AlmondKirsty Almond Interest

Kirsty Almond

Solicitor & Head of Housing

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
LLB (Hons) – The Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme, member of NWHLPG

Year of qualification: 2011

Specialties: Family Law, Housing Law, Landlord and Tenant.

Leah McAdamsLeah McAdams Interest

Leah McAdams

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:

Masters of Law & Practice Law Society Mental Health Accredited Representative

Year of qualification: 2017

Specialties: Mental Health Law, Family Law – particularly representing parents in care proceedings, Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys.

Melissa WoolhamMelissa Woolham Interest

Melissa Woolham

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: LLB (Hons) and Dementia Friend

Year of qualification: 2013

Specialties: All aspects of Conveyancing, Court of Protection, Wills, Probate and
Powers of Attorney

Patricia KayPatricia Kay Interest

Patricia Kay

Senior Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: BA Law, Former Secretary and President of Stockport Incorporated Law Society

Year of qualification: 1983

Specialties: Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Wills, Probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney

Sarah HusainSarah Husain Interest

Sarah Husain

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: English Degree BA, Law GDL

Year of qualification: 2017

Specialties: Residential Conveyancing and Wills

Sereyvudd PheanoukSereyvudd Pheanouk Interest

Sereyvudd Pheanouk

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
Sheffield Hallam University – LLB Hons, Manchester Metropolitan University – LPC, Young Solicitor Representative of Stockport Incorporated Law Society

Year of qualification: 2020

Specialties: Family Law

Shaheen MansoorShaheen Mansoor Interest

Shaheen Mansoor

Solicitor

Vicky BlomeleyVicky Blomeley Interest

Victoria Blomeley

Solicitor

Qualifications and accredited associations: Law Degree (LLB Hons) and Dementia Friend

Year of qualification: 2014

Specialties: Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney

Zoe MellenZoe Mellen Interest

Zoe Mellen

Solicitor

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: MA (Cantab), Post-Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Dementia Friend.

Year of qualification: 1996

Specialties: Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Administration of Estates (including when the deceased died intestate)