Newark is headed up by two partners, Andrew Stout and Stephanie Whitchurch.
As well as being a Partner in the firm, Andrew has worked as a family and criminal lawyer, specialising in family law and children law since 1999 and is a member of the Law Society’s Children Panel. He is also an Accredited Family Law Specialist with Resolution. Andrew’s workload covers the broad range of family proceedings, including separation and divorce, financial matters which arise from separation and divorce and all issues in respect of children, such as Child Arrangements.
Andrew is supported by family lawyer Cathryn Young.
Stephanie is an experienced solicitor, Senior Litigator and Partner with Tallents and has been with the firm since 2012. She is also the Head of the Litigation Department, specialising in personal and commercial dispute resolution.
Stephanie is especially well regarded locally for her work on contentious trusts and probate matters.
She also has proven expertise in advising both employers and employees with regards to contentious and non-contentious employment law issues.
Stephanie works closely with solicitor and litigator, Ross Pierrepont.
Jeremy is a Consultant with the firm and he specialises in commercial and residential property law; his commercial property work has included sales, purchases, mortgages and leases; first registration of title; commercial agreements including terms and conditions of sale, Partnership and Shareholders’ Agreements. Jeremy’s commercial law experience is highly regarded by his clients. Jeremy is supported by commercial lawyer, Harjit Singh.
Andrew and Stephanie are also supported by a range of experienced solicitors and legal staff, including Sarah Allen as Head of the Wills, Trusts and Probate department.
Sarah specialises in the preparation of Wills, inheritance tax advice and dealing with probate and estate administration. Sarah is supported at Newark by Elizabeth Rees, Jane Schofield and tax specialist, Malcolm Ellison.