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About us

Over 100 years of legal history...

With roots in North East legal services going back over 100 years, Lambert Taylor & Gregory is a well established, vibrant law firm offering a full range of legal services to our clients.

The firm's core business has traditionally been high quality private client work and this remains true today. The firm specialises in all aspects of Property Law, Wills, Probate and Trust work. However, the firm also has a growing Criminal department which also deals with Family Law cases. Please see the Legal Services section of our web site for a detailed description of the work we do.

Our team of qualified, experienced solicitors is at the heart of our business. Our lawyers are committed to giving high quality legal advice and assistance, whatever your needs may be.

We pride ourselves on providing a quality service individually tailored to each client's needs and circumstances. We are happy to deal with work on a fixed fee/quoted basis or on a prior agreed hourly rate, whichever is more suitable to our clients and their needs.

Please feel free to contact us if you require advice and assistance in any area of law or if you would like an initial free no obligation meeting to discuss your needs.

Who We Are

  • Crime, Litigation and Family Department

  • Tim Gregory
    Head of Litigation Department, Partner
    Tim qualified in 1991 and joined the firm in 2000. Tim heads the firms growing Criminal and Civil Litigation and Family Law departments. Tim has over 30 years post qualification experience.

    Specialities include: Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury.
  • Paul Hanratty
    Senior Solicitor
    Paul qualified in 1990 and joined the firm in 2012. Paul specialises in Criminal Litigation and Family Law. Paul has over 30 years post qualification experience.

    Specialities include: Family Law, Criminal Law.
  • Rachel Payne
    Rachel joined the firm in 2017 and qualified in 2022.She specialises in all aspects of family law. Rachel also works in the Private client department drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney . Specialities include Family .

    Specialities include: Family Law.
  • Private Client Department

  • no image Geoff Laws
    Legal Executive
    Geoff joined the firm in 2019 and has over 30 years experience in dealing with Private Client matters. Geoff specialises in Wills and Probate, Trusts/Asset Preservation and Powers of Attorney.

    Specialities include: Wills, Probate and Estate Administration, Trusts and Asset Preservation, Powers of Attorney and Deputyship.
  • Property Department

  • Greg Smith
    Partner, Head of Property Department
    Greg qualified in 2003 and joined the firm in 2012. Greg was made a Partner in 2019. Greg specialises in Property Law although he also deals with Wills, Probate and Estate Administration work. Greg has over 20 years post qualification experience.

    Specialities include: Property, Wills, Probate and Estate Administration.
  • no image Melanie Roberts

    Specialities include: Property.
  • Senior Support Staff

  • Andrea Fulcher
    Practice Manager
    Andrea has over 20 years experience working solicitors accounts departments and joined the firm in 2006. Andrea is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Legal Accounts Managers and a Member of the Institute of Legal Finance and Management.
  • Rachel May
    Private Client PA
    Rachel joined the firm in 2014, having previously worked for local firm Swinburne & Jackson. Rachel has her own caseload of Trusts and associated Land Registry work and assists Geoff and Fiona in the Private Client dept, dealing with Wills, Probate and Trust work.
  • Dawn Crawford
    Partner's Secretary/PA
    Dawn has worked for the firm for 25 years and for most of that time she worked for the firm's senior partner. Dawn assists with all forms of Property Law including Residential and Commercial Conveyancing and Landlord and Tenant matters.
  • Kim Wilson
    Partner's Secretary/PA
    Kim joined the firm in 2000 when Tim Gregory joined the firm as a Partner. Kim assists Tim with all aspects of Criminal Law, Family Law and General Litigation.
  • no image Caroline Clayton-Ridley
    Partner's PA
    Caroline joined the firm in January 2020 with 25 years experience and works from the firm's Corbridge Office, having spent a large part of her career based in Newcastle City Centre. Caroline is Greg Smith's PA and will ensure your transaction runs as smoothly as possible

    Specialities include: Property.
  • Thank you for your excellent effort in selling my property. Without you I couldn't have done it both from a legal and personal viewpoint.

    A.L. (Property)

  • Thank you for all you have done in pursuing our case. Me and my daughter appreciate your hard work.

    A.N. (Matrimonial)

  • Tim Gregory was very easy to approach, kept me informed of developments and explained things to me in laymans terms.

    J.R. (Criminal Litigation)

  • Kind regards and thanks for everything - outstanding is hard to come by!

    Mrs E

  • Thank you for all your work - life gets better day by day.

    G.C. (Matrimonial)

  • Thank you so much for all you have done for us.

    L.B. (Personal Injury)

  • Very friendly, excellent advice, really happy with the outcome of my case.

    J.M. (Criminal Litigation)

  • I just wanted to let you know that your work is greatly appreciated by many and that it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you.

    M.K. (Probate)

  • I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude and appreciation for all your hard work and persistence in pursuing a positive outcome in my case.

    E.L. (Litigation)

  • It has been an absolute joy working with Mr Greg Smith who was most responsive and reliable and swift in his actions.

    S. J. (Private Client)

  • Thank you for all your very hard work on my behalf. It was a delightful surprise to receive the cheque and it is much appreciated.

    M.S. (Probate)

  • All instructions were executed correctly, thoroughly and on time. Moreover, I never felt a burden when phoning with queries. I would not hesitate to use your services again or recommend you to others.

    K.H. (Property)

  • I found Tim Gregory diligent and friendly to the highest degree and kindly thank him and his staff for the service I received.

    L.R. (Criminal Litigation)

  • I cannot recommend Mr Hanratty highly enough. He was very capable, professional and sensitive in dealing with a difficult family-related issue.

    Mr J

  • Greg and Lynne at Lambert Taylor and Gregory have been fantastic with helping us sell our property. They navigated the sale confidently and were very knowledgeable. They communicated clearly at every stage. I would thoroughly recommend them and will use their services again in the future

    Mrs G

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