Meet Our Team

Our Team – We have one thing in common with all our clients, the desire to be the best we can be. Expert and local legal advice for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Sue Shaw-Toomey

Qualified Solicitor and Licensed Conveyancer. Over 30 years’ experience in Commercial and Residential Property. Loves independent coffee shops and Gin Palaces.

Helen Donaldson

Conveyancer. More than thirty-eight years’ experience in Residential Conveyancing within a number of local law firms. Loving life, spending quality time with my family and good food.


Kirsty Willey

Conveyancer, started as an office junior in law firms at 16 and has over 12 years’ experience in conveyancing. Loves dogs and a cup of tea with a biscuit!

Helen Ward

PA to Sue Shaw-Toomey. Legal Secretary with 27 years’ experience in Property. Street Dance Mam, baker and crime drama addict. Loves Gin.

Val Nuttall

Legal Secretary with over 35 years’ experience. Loves NUFC, music and walking.

Susan Bainbridge

Legal Conveyancing Secretary with over 40 years’ experience. Loves dogs, walking and eating out.

Bethany Hobkirk

Finance Executive – Love my job and the people I work with. Foodie, keen exerciser, and Cat mam to my little Ollie.

Bryan Hobkirk

Office Manager. 35+ years in the house moving sector. Loves customer satisfaction, a range of music and good company. The Man of the house.

Nicola Smith

Our newest Legal Secretary. Nicola started as Toomey Legal’s receptionist administrator and has now progressed to our Conveyancing Team. Speaks Italian and loves a good vino.

Beth Toomey

IT support technician and currently a student at the open university.  Loves photography and knitting.


Dawn Norgrove

Receptionist & Admin support at Toomey Legal,
Friendly and helpful to everyone.
Love stationery & going out out.