Swinburne Maddison

Aykley Heads, Venture House
Durham, Durham

Since 1998

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Swinburne Maddison LLP is a contemporary and responsive legal practice that serves a diverse client base from private individuals and small to medium sized businesses to large companies and public sector clients. Our aim is to consistently achieve positive outcomes for each case that we manage.

Our approachable, dedicated and diverse team of specialist lawyers provide expert pragmatic guidance and advice. We are rigorous when required and diplomatic when it counts. Put simply - we can help a client to achieve a desired outcome and we are here to help when things don’t go to plan.

We deal with a wide variety of conveyancing transactions every day and understand the worries that that such transactions cause. That’s why our highly experienced team of professionals focus on providing not only legal expertise but a proactive and open approach to make sure things run smoothly from start to finish.


Lawyer - Solicitor


Managing Partner, John Davison
Practice Manager, Carolyn Beal
Head of Residential Property, Kate Stephenson
Head of Commercial Property, Victoria Walton
Head of Employment and Dispute Resolution, Jonathan Moreland
Head of Corporate and Commercial, Martyn Tennant
Commercial Property and Notary, Simon Robinson
Corporate and Commercial, Alex Wilby
Dispute Resolution, David Low

Residential Property Team:
Chris Ross, Managing Associate
Helen Griffiths, Associate CiLex Lawyer
David Canwell, Solicitor
Andrew Allon, Solicitor
Rebecca Harper, Solicitor
Ashley Garthwaite, Trainee Solicitor


Legal 500, Top tier firm 2020 edition
Northern Law Awards, Team of the Year – Property (Residential) – SHORTLISTED 2019
LEXCEL Accredited

Area of Business

Conveyancing services:
Assisting first time buyers, including advice on Help to Buy schemes
Buying and selling property or land
New build properties
Remortgages and equity releases
Right to buy or right to acquire transactions
Sale of development plots
Shared ownership schemes

Commercial Property services:
Agricultural property
Buying and selling commercial property
Commercial and residential development
Commercial landlord and tenant
Construction and engineering
Property investment
Property litigation
Renewable energy

Family services:
Co-habitation agreements
Children-related matters and care proceedings
Divorce and separation
Domestic violence
Financial issues
Pre- and Post-nuptial agreements

Private client services:
Inheritance disputes
Mental capacity and Court of Protection
Nursing home care
Probate and estate administration
Powers of Attorney
Wills and succession planning

Dispute Resolution services:
Commercial dispute resolution
Debt recovery
Inquests and fatal accidents
Personal injury and clinical negligence
Probate and private client litigation
Property litigation
Regulatory proceedings

We are one of only 16 firms in the North East of England providing Notary services.
Our firm are also a commercially driven law firm and are able to provide advice on Corporate and commercial matters and employment.


Please use the conveyancing calculator on our website for a fee estimate. For all other legal matters contact our team and we will provide you with a bespoke quote.