about

Elmwoods is a two partner law firm established during the pandemic. A team of highly experienced solicitors based in Newcastle upon Tyne with a national reputation in the litigation field. We give pragmatic advice in plain English.

Partners Jonathon Stokes and Angela Curran have over 60 years of litigation experience between them.

partners

Jonathon Stokes

JONATHON STOKES

Jonathon is a litigator with 33 years experience in private practice having previously been a partner in two major regional practices. He has run cases in the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords along with the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

His expertise in dispute resolution is very broad and includes commercial litigation, contract, business, partnership, property and boundary disputes. He advises both employers and employees on employment related matters and is a very experienced advocate. He is involved in Land Registry adjudication matters and landlord and tenant disputes.

He is keen on motor racing and he has been lucky enough to attend Grand Prix all over the world. Formerly a rugby player, Jonathon now watches from the comfort of an armchair. He is looking forward to the 2025 Lions trip to Australia for which he is saving his pennies!

+44 (0)7710 183441

jonathon.stokes@elmwoodslaw.co.uk

A FEROCIOUS OPPONENT

HAS AN ENCYCLOPEDIC KNOWLEDGE

Angela Curran

ANGELA CURRAN

Angela is a litigator with 28 years experience having also been a partner in International and regional law firms.

A biochemist by training she particularly enjoys the forensic nature investigating a case. Her clients are drawn from a wide geographical area ( Plymouth to the Borders ) and purely on the basis of her reputation.

Her experience ranges across all medical disciplines and she has pursued cases against NHS Trusts, GPs, The Ambulance Service, private clinicals and hospitals and alternative therapists.

She has experience of disciplinary hearings before the GMC and is a keen advocate with lots of experience in the Coroners Court.

Angela has specialised in clinical negligence for over 25 years and has particular expertise in birth trauma litigation representing children who have been brain damaged at birth. She has won over £100 million in compensation for clients and recently secured over £24 million for one child.

She is a longstanding member of The Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and also the AVMA Panel.

In her spare time Angela is involved with The Percy Hedley Foundation where she is a member of The Board of Trustees and is Chair of Governors of both Percy Hedley and Northern Counties schools.

She is partial to red wine and is a diehard Newcastle United supporter and season ticket holder.

+44 (0)7802 486750

angela.curran@elmwoodslaw.co.uk

A STAND OUT LAWYER

A GENUINE SPECIALIST

ANALYTICAL AND PERCEPTIVE

 

HR/EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

Paul Lott

PAUL LOTT

Paul is an employment solicitor with 12 years experience in the field. He advises on all aspects of employment law and HR issues including contracts of employment, restructuring, redundancy, TUPE, conduct and capability, settlement agreements and disciplinary matters. He is a Trustee of the South Tyneside Citizens Advice Bureau. Paul is a native of the North East having grown up in Whitley Bay. He still enjoys the coastal life and keeping fit. He plays golf and is a season ticket holder at St James Park. He is very keen to learn to play the guitar and a few years ago bought the guitar of his dreams…the box remains unopened!

+44 (0)7752 508303

paul.lott@elmwoodslaw.co.uk

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DEB TWEEDY

Consultant Deb is an employment law specialist. She is vastly experienced at dealing with small businesses and understands their needs. She gives no nonsense HR advice which is vital to the running of any business. The HR team provide personalised HR packages to small and micro businesses across the North East. In her spare time Deb is very focused on fitness, both hers and other peoples. She is a qualified personal trainer. Boxing is her sport of choice!

deb.tweedy@elmwoodslaw.co.uk

COCO

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Coco the Cavapoo is our office pooch. She currently has flexible working arrangements and is present in the office three days per week. All visitors are warmly welcomed.