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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Qualifications & accredited industry associations:
LLB Hons

Year of qualification: 2009

Specialties: Conveyancing and Wills and Probate

Gemma CockittGemma Cockitt Interest

Gemma Cockitt

Solicitor

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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

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

Year of qualification: 2022

Specialities: Family Law

Holly Penman

Licensed Conveyancer

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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

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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.

Leah McAdamsLeah McAdams Interest

Leah McAdams

Solicitor

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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

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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

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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

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

Year of qualification: 2017

Specialties: Residential Conveyancing and Wills

Vicky BlomeleyVicky Blomeley Interest

Victoria Blomeley

Solicitor

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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

Lauren Hughes

Solicitor

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Qualifications & accredited industry associations:  LLB (Hons) 

Specialties: All aspects of  Residential Conveyancing

Zoe Rollinson

Trainee Licensed Conveyancer

Qualifications & accredited industry associations: Trainee Licensed Conveyancer, currently undertaking Level 4 Diploma in Conveyancing Law and Practice.

Specialities: Residential Conveyancing including leasehold, freehold, new build and unregistered properties.

Janine MurphyJanine Murphy

Janine Murphy

Conveyancing Solicitor

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Qualifications & accredited industry associations: LLB (Hons)

Specialties: Conveyancing

Robert WestRobert West

Robert West

Family Law

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Qualifications & accredited industry associations: LLB (Hons)

Specialties: Family Law