We are a friendly, approachable, qualified, capable and experienced team who are here to offer you common sense help and advice across five key areas of specialism. You'll know the person you are working with by name, you'll be able to contact them when you need them, we'll really listen to you and act with your best interests at heart and there are no spiraling fees for things which you neither understand nor anticipated.

Serviced Areas

  • Tyne & Wear, Northumberland

Payment Options

  • Debit Cards, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Valerie Wormald
  City Newcastle upon Tyne
  Postcode NE3 1HQ
  Address 229 High St Gosforth
  Phone Number 019 1284 0363
  Fax 0191 213 2757

Business Representative

Valerie Wormald

Senior Director

Valerie is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer. She is also a trained and accredited Mediator through Resolution and the Law Society. She is an accredited specialist on the Law Society Children Panel acting for children and family members in proceedings involving the Local Authority. Valerie also sits as a Tribunal Judge on Benefit Appeals.

Products & Services

Family Law

Carr & Co are one of the leading Family Law Solicitors in Newcastle and Northumberland, with offices in Gosforth, Morpeth and Blyth.

Any family dispute or breakdown is distressing and could result in the loss of your partner, children, home, pension and other assets.

Carr & Co are committed to finding the best solution for you, aiming to resolve issues amicably and sympathetically.

We are able to offer you a wide range of services to help you through this difficult time. We will consider the options that might be most suited to you and we can provide a mediation service, collaborative law approach or the more traditional approach. We are also able to assist you with any referral to other family services such as counsellors.

We give advice and representation where needed on divorce, relationship breakup, financial claims, domestic violence injunctions and disputes concerning your children whether by your partner or other family members or by intervention from Social Services.

Wills & Probate

The importance of making a Will is essential and each Will is personal to you to ensure that your assets pass to your loved ones.

If you die without a Will your assets will be divided according to the letter of the law. By making a Will your wishes take effect and your estate will go where you want, not where the law dictates. Even if you are married, your spouse may not benefit from the whole of your estate.

It may also shock you to know that if you live with your partner without marrying or entering into a civil partnership then if you die without a will then your partner, save for in certain circumstances, will not benefit from any of your estate.

If you die without a Will and you do not have a spouse or blood relatives your entire estate may go to the Taxman!

If you have children under eighteen and the other parent is also deceased, if you fail to appoint a legal guardian in your Will (which is a simple process) it may mean that the Courts decide upon someone who you may not have wished for looking after your children.

Carr & Co will assist you with how you wish your Estate to be divided upon your death.

Carr & Co will also assist you in establishing the approximate size of your Estate and advise you upon ways in which the possibility of future Inheritance Tax might be reduced.

  • I would recommend this business

Handled a tricky conveyance efficiently and speedily. Always kept me up to date with information and dealt with me in a friendly manner. Will use them again if I need a solicitor.

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  • I would recommend this business

We recently used Colleen Veitch for a conveyancing matter. She was very approachable and always happy to help. We would certainly recommend her services to anyone.

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Customer Testimonials

Certain to recommend your services to someone else if they need legal help or advice because of the comfortable, informal and friendly manner that our business was dealt with.

Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome! Thank you so much I can’t tell you how much your effort and time means to me. Thank you again.

Thanks so much for being there and for all you have done for me

A great big thank you for everything you have done and your hard work. I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you very much once again.

We have recently sold a property and purchased a new home and returned to Carr and Co Solicitors after using them for a previous move over 8 years ago. Once again, the service was professional and the staff approachable and welcoming. I never encountered any problems speaking directly to our solicitor. All correspondence was clear and we were kept informed of the progress of the sale and purchase of the properties. When we were pestered by some estate agent Mark Lynn dealt with the matter immediately. There was a slight delay on the day of completion due in no way to our solicitors and Mark sorted the problem within minutes with one phone call. Consequently the move was virtually stress free. We have used Carr and Co Solicitors services for over 20 years including Will making, for an accident and injury claim, advice on employment law and several other matters.
Carr and Co Solicitors provided a very personal, professional service.

I have total confidence in Carr and Co Solicitor and I would not consider using any other Law firm and I would not hesitate in recommending them. I find it incredulous that anyone could leave anything other than a glowing review as I could not fault the service.

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From Our Website

We're one of the leading firms of Solicitors in Newcastle and Northumberland, offering friendly, down to earth expert advice over a range of specialisms. Our capable and experienced team are on hand to answer queries, offer advice and provide help in areas including family law, conveyancing, personal injury, wills and probate and employment law. If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to send us a message and one of our team will answer your query as soon as possible. We are a friendly, qualified, and experienced team of solicitors in Newcastle and Northumberland who are here to offer you common sense help and advice over a range of specialisms.

Carr & Co Solicitors was established in 1984, and today provides high quality legal advice across three sites in the North East: in Blyth, Morpeth and Newcastle. Each of our offices deals with every aspect of our work, meaning you'll receive the same service and expertise at whichever branch is most convenient for you. At Carr & Co, we're dedicated to listening to you, placing your concerns at the centre of our practice and doing all we can to help. We offer a genuine, approachable service, providing first class care to all our clients.

Life Expectancy is increasing, and a long and active retirement is something to be looked forward to and celebrated. As we get older, though, a number of issues become more important. At Carr & Co, we offer expert legal advice for the elderly so that with planning, you can achieve real peace of mind into your old age. If yyou need more information about elder care homes, then get it from here. Care homes for the elderly can be expensive and scare stories about long and hard-earned nest eggs being wiped out by Local Authority Care Charges are rife.

Carr & Co specialise in acting for claimants or defendants in Inheritance Act Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975. We provide practical advice, taking care to consider that this may be a delicate and distressing time for all involved. The Inheritance Act 1975 exists to to assist spouses, children, cohabitees, surviving dependants or civil partners who have been left to cope without sufficient funds; for example, if they have not received reasonable financial provision.

As specialists in negotiating divorce and separations, and with over 30 years' experience of helping clients reach satisfactory conclusions, Carr & Co can offer a wealth of expertise in resolving the financial aspects of divorce and separation. We advise that, wherever possible, financial settlements on divorce are reached without the need to involve the Courts, as it means a less stressful, smoother and more cost effective process for all involved. We have financial packages available to assist our clients when it comes to drafting agreements and our divorce attorneys will advise you as to what kind of agreement is most appropriate to your circumstances.

Carr & Co has specialist legal advisors who can give sound business legal advice to companies of any size, no matter how small or large. If you or your business are owed money and need assistance in recovering bad debts, our specialists will be more than happy to assist you.

As specialist civil partnership solicitors, Carr & Co offer advice and services for clients looking to resolve an issue related to their civil partnership. With over 30 years in family law, our team can help you deal with matters relating to civil partnerships including dissolving a civil partnership, financial claims on dissolution, as well as matters relating to tax and death. Any separation or break up can be difficult, and our solicitors are on hand to guide you through the process of dissolving a civil partnership, offering expert advice and a friendly ear.

The team at Carr & Co have been helping clients to successfully navigate divorce and separation disputes for over 30 years. As one of the leading North East divorce solicitors' firms, we've been providing first class, tailored solutions to clients from our offices in Gosforth, Morpeth and Blyth. Our experienced team of divorce solicitors offer comprehensive solutions to matters relating to your divorce. This can include dealing with property arrangements, financial settlements, child maintenance and access to children.