Newark is headed up by Senior Partner, Alistair Millar, who is supported by two Partners, Andy Stout and Stephanie Whitchurch.

Alistair Millar is the Senior Partner at Tallents Solicitors and is also our Head of Property, specialising in property, conveyancing law and also agricultural law. He is based at our Newark office.

Alistair acts for private clients on residential property matters including sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers, as well as residential planning matters – from simple advice on particular applications to running planning appeals.

Alistair is also Tallents’ agricultural law specialist, dealing with all aspects of farming law and specialist rural business issues; such as Riparian Rights. Alistair also heads up the Agricultural Law department at Tallents.

As well as being a Partner in the firm, Andy 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. Andy’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.

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.

Sarah Allen a Partner and Head of the Wills, Trust and Probate department. She specialises in the preparation of Wills, inheritance tax advice and dealing with probate and estate administration.

Sarah also offers appointments at all three of our offices in Mansfield, Newark and Southwell.


  • I would like to thank Andy and Cathryn in support wholeheartedly for their work. Thanks for everything, we have had an outstanding result from the most arduous of circumstances that have undoubtedly enabled a little child to have a far better start to life than she would otherwise have had.


    Newark, April 2022

  • We have used Tallents for both the purchase and for the sale of our property. Never had any issues and they were as helpful as they could possibly be. I specifically used Hayley Barber who was so helpful and ensured that both transactions went smoothly despite one being very difficult and complex. Hayley had the answers for everything we asked and was quick to smooth out any issues that were raised. Can not recommend enough and I know that I personally will use Hayley for all my future purchases/sales.

    Bradley Pashley

    Newark, March 2022

  • Genuinely, thank you again Kerry. It was very smooth and I would definitely recommend you.


    Newark, March 2022

  • And thank you Kerry for your work throughout this. I appreciate it’s been a bit of a pain with the sellers solicitors being so rubbish in the initial stages, but thank you for your perseverance. That’s three property purchases and a sale I’ve now used Tallents for, and you’ve always done a great job. Will always recommend you to anyone who asks.


    Newark, February 2022

  • Andy was very professional, knowledgeable and prompt with regard to my specific issues/questions. I would certainly use Andy in the future if the need arose.

    Greg Meehl

    Newark, October 2021

  • Hi Vili, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the team (particularly Sharon, who was extremely helpful) for supporting us throughout this process. We are both extremely pleased with the service, and with our new house!

    L & J

    Newark, January 2022

  • Dear Andy, thank you again for all your help and support – it has made a horrible, stressful time much more bearable.


    Newark, December 2021

  • Clare, Emma & Kerry, I would just like to say a huge thank you to you all for the service you have provided me over the last year or so. Clare and Emma you have been incredibly understanding, sympathetic and have dealt with everything (including myself) with the utmost compassion and made difficult times run smooth and dealt with my Dad with care and humanity thank you. Kerry, as always you have dealt with the sale of the estate and the buyer's diabolical solicitors with haste and understanding thank you. Once again thank you. Yours sincerely


    Newark, December 2021

  • Dear Andy, I wanted to say how much I valued and appreciated working with you. You always provided sound counsel, would sometimes tell me what I didn’t want to hear, but needed to. Your calm, “eyes on the prize” approach meant a lot to me when I was at my most exasperated.


    Newark, November 2021

  • Dear Andy, I have been so grateful for your support and knowledge and feel satisfied that the issue of the prohibited steps order and the custody matter have been successfully handled thanks to your expertise.


    Newark, October 2021

  • Kerry, thank you for finally getting the exchange and completion over the line today. I just wanted to say thank you (it's rare I will ever say that to someone in the legal profession), however it wouldn't have happened without you and I didn't want to see the day out without passing on mine (and Leigh and Harvey and Jude's) gratitude. I am saying "never again" right now, but I know I am only trying to kid myself! There will only be one person I will want to be using moving forward!!!!

    Paul Marlow

    Newark, September 2021

  • Hi Kerry, thank you for your professionalism and diligence, during the sale. A difficult time for me. This was made easier by keeping me informed of the process and ensuring I was aware of what I needed to do to carry things forward to completion.

    Julie Carrott

    Newark, September 2021

  • Many thanks for your helpful explanations and service. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.

    John Underwood

    May 2021

  • Ross Pierrepont at the Newark office is really friendly, professional and attentive. I rang on a Monday and he was able to fit me in the next day for a telephone appointment. He kept me in the loop every step of the way and nothing was too much trouble. Within a week Ross had dealt with what was needed. I also took documents in to the Mansfield branch and the staff there were also very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend.

    Rachel Messenger

    Newark & Mansfield, October 2020

  • Selling a property and the buyers solicitor was awful, Kerry and Kim did a fantastic job dealing with them. Their professionalism stood in stark contrast to the buyers solicitor.

    Aaran Sumner

    Newark, November 2020

  • Excellent professional service with the sale and purchase of my new property. Kerry and Kim kept us upto date regularly and were on hand to help with any queries. Will definitely recommend and use the company again. Thank you.

    Matt Thomas

    Newark, January 2021

  • Thanks to Hayley and her team for helping us move. Took a little longer than expected but always gave us updates on progress. Friendly and honest service.

    Heather Woolgar

    Newark, September 2020

  • I Just want to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all your support and advice over the last few years Andy. I think myself very lucky indeed to have had your expertise and knowledge during some very difficult and challenging times.


    Newark, January 2020

  • I had a really fantastic experience with you making my will. I was a little nervous about making it but you were really helpful, reassuring and made the whole experience a pleasure.

    Jan Allen

    Newark, December 2020

  • Andy, Just wanted to take a moment this morning to say a huge thank you for all your help, support & guidance. “We were talking about costs yesterday and I said to say you were ‘good value for money’ was not fair to you. I hope I didn’t insult you when I said this! “I simply meant that what you have done for me to this point can’t be represented in terms of a monetary value. I know we all have our mortgages to pay, but what you have done has meant so much more to me than cash. “Somehow yesterday I felt some semblance of value return to me as a wife, mother and person, after battling through this process thus far, which has been very, very difficult personally & emotionally. “Thank you at all times for your professionalism, calmness in the face of difficulties, and for holding strong for me! “We were so close yesterday to being able to draw a line under everything, and I am still hopeful that we can resolve this without further court battles, but if it comes to it I know you will help me through it all. Thank you once again.

    Ms H

    Newark, 2016

  • Can I take this opportunity to thank you so much for the very professional way in which you have dealt with this right from the first telephone conversation. If only all Solicitors were like this! I would definitely recommend your Company. Once again thank you.


    Newark, October 2020

  • Just a thank you for dealing with my situation in a professional and timely manner. I would like to thank Ross for the advice received.

    Stuart Meldrum

    Newark, October 2020

  • I had a matter that was dealt with by Mr Pierrepont. He dealt with it quickly and professionally. I will be sure to come back to Tallents if I require their services again.

    Luke Craggs

    Newark, October 2020

  • Excellent service from Ross regarding review of a legal agreement. All completed in just a few days including amendments from a third party – would highly recommend.

    Andrew Bostock

    Newark, October 2020

  • You recently sent my partner and I a Client Satisfaction Questionnaire and we are formally responding. Your official questions all get a straight 5, but this isn't enough. We recently purchased a David Wilson property having sold our house just weeks before Covid-19 lockdown kicked in. It's fair to say it has not been the best of situations to work with however, Kerry Baldwin is in short, and without doubt an absolute star and a credit to your organisation! We had terrible delays with one thing and another, our mortgage, paperwork and all the other things that go with it, but she really pulled it out of the bag and went above and beyond for us for which we will be forever thankful. As we sat in our cars waiting to leave our belongings in the house we couldn't get the keys for, she called to say, 'go and get your keys'. Without going into all the details or boring you with the emotions it was the best moment and a story we will be telling for a long time! Having someone who communicates and is as honest with you as Kerry was with us, was just what you need when buying a home because for you it IS personal and she really showed us that she cared. I have been through this process before and I have never come across anyone like Kerry, so a massive emotional thank you! Would we recommend you, YES. I have already done so in fact to anyone who will listen. Kerry already knows how thankful we are but I hope this one gets around the office. Kind regards, Emma & Scott

    Emma & Scott

    Newark, July 2020

  • Dear Andy, I shall highly recommend your services to any one I know who needs your services. Thank for your guidance and support that got me through this.


    Newark, May 2020

  • Kerry and her team were very friendly, supportive and helpful through this stressful time.


    Newark, May 2020

  • Thank you for all your help and patience, Kerry & team. Kind regards.

    Mr & Mrs Watson

    Newark, May 2020

  • Very professional, organised, clear and helpful. Very understanding of our circumstances. Thank you!


    Newark, May 2020

  • Just to say that Elizabeth Rees has always shown such compassion and support through difficult times and is a credit to Tallents.


    Newark, May 2020

  • Good service, talked to me in a good manner, couldn't be more satisfied with the service.


    Newark, May 2020

  • Jane was very helpful and understanding.


    Newark, May 2020

  • Dear Sarah, I'd just like to say thank you for sorting all my requirements so smoothly during these difficult circumstances. I can sleep a little easier now knowing that my partner is included in my Will.


  • I just want to say a massive thank you for everything you have done and all the time you have spent on this. This has been a worry for over a year and has really tested me and without your help it would of been a lot harder. Thank you Ross.


    Newark, November 2019

  • Good morning Ross, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for getting this concluded so swiftly and comprehensively. It is much appreciated, thank you.


    Newark, November 2019

  • Ross Pierrepont was not only professional but he was incredibly understanding and easy to talk to. He didn't once bamboozle me with lawyer speak. He got the job done and genuinely cares about his clients. He's a credit to the industry and Tallents, who already have a first class team. Thank you so much.

    Kate Greenwood

    Newark, October 2019

  • Hi Andy, we can't thank you and your team enough what you have done for us. Always there and with plenty of empathy, it means so much for us. Thank you.

    TD & ID

    Newark, January 2019

  • Amazing service! Finally in our new home! I can not recommend Kerry and her team highly enough! They went above and beyond what we expected. Use these Solicitors if you want outstanding service. I wouldn’t use anybody else now.

    Tez Fahy-Neil

    Newark, January 2019

  • Dear Andy, I wanted to take the opportunity to drop you a line and thank you for your work over the past few years that has enabled me to now ensure a better future for my daughter. There is no doubt that the past three years have been difficult for me personally and at times my emotions and feeling have been something that I have struggled to cope with. Your support and my having the knowledge you were with me on this journey has been a great comfort and reassuring along the way. Your secretaries, the two Catherines, who I have spoken to on many occasions, have carried out a huge amount of work behind the scenes and that is not unrecognised or forgotten by me. The hours of document preparation and other matters that have enabled us to achieve what we have achieved. I would be most appreciate if you would pass on my sincere gratitude and personal thanks to them for all their hard work and professionalism throughout.


    Newark, October 2018

  • Very professional service. Staff are very helpful and polite. Great communication. Always kept informed about progress. Kerry and team were excellent. Highly recomendable.

    Abhilash Krishna

    Newark, December 2017

  • Andy, may I personally thank you for your professional conduct at the hearing on Thursday.  You blew the barristers we had previously away and were far more professional in front of the judge. How you put the case forward and reaction to claims was outstanding.


    Newark, October 2017

  • Dear Andy, You have been hugely supportive and given me really good advice in times where I’ve doubted if I could keep fighting in the face of all the mud slinging and I would highly recommend you to anyone that needs a solicitor.


    Newark, July 2017

  • Very friendly and approachable.


    Newark, April 2017

  • Prompt response to all email and telephone contacts.


    Newark, April 2017

  • Excellent service.


    Newark, April 2017

  • Thank you for your total professionalism, courteousness and help throughout this difficult time in my life.


    Newark, April 2017

  • Very personable service, would highly recommend Andy Stout to others.


    Newark, April 2017

  • I only wish I'd come to you first, instead of trying to do things myself – would have saved a fortune!


    Newark, April 2017

  • Thank you so much for your help and advice.


    Newark, April 2017