Our People

First and foremost, at Carr & Co we understand that our work is about people.

Sometimes because issues we are dealing with are difficult, you’ll need us to support you not only with the legal aspects of our working relationship but maybe as someone to listen to the often quite personal aspects of what you are experiencing.

Perhaps in more straight forward cases you’ll simply need us to represent you in the right way to the right people and to get you the results you desire. Either way, we’re here to help. The people you’ll meet at Carr & Co will include:

Valerie Wormald

Valerie is a Senior Director at Carr & Co and specialises in providing advice on all aspects of Family and Matrimonial Law as well as assisting with Will provision and Probate.

Valerie is a qualified Collaborative Lawyer, an alternative process to resolving family disputes. She is also a trained and accredited Mediator through Resolution and the Law Society. She is also an accredited specialist on the Law Society Children Panel acting for children and family members in proceedings involving the Local Authority. As a small business owner she feels strongly about local issues in the business community and is part of the Gosforth Town Team and co-opted member on the board of The Newcastle Business Forum. Valerie sits as a part time Tribunal Judge on Benefit Appeals.

Valerie is married with two sons and lives at the coast.

Email Valerie: family@carrandcosolicitors.com

Sharon Smith

Sharon is a Senior Director at Carr & Co and offers a wide range of professional advice in all areas of Personal Injury and Accident Law including road trafic accidents and accidents at work. She also specialises in Will provision, Probate and Civil Disputes.

Sharon is an accredited Specialist with the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and is a member of The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. Sharon has developed a specialist knowledge in elderly client work particularly Local Authority Care and Powers of Attorney. She is one of the founder members of LWN (Living Well North) a group looking to promote a one stop holistic approach to care for the elderly.

Sharon is married with one son and lives in Northumberland.

Email Sharon: sharon@carrandcosolicitors.com

Victoria Bell

Victoria Bell is a qualified Solicitor with a wide range of experience in Litigation, Wills , Probate, Family and Commercial Leases.

She is based at our Blyth Office.

She lives in Northumberland and has one young son.

Email Victoria: victoria@carrandcosolicitors.com

Colleen Veitch (formally Howard)

Colleen is our Conveyancing Executive at Carr & Co and deals with all aspects of buying and selling your home.

Colleen has over 15 years experience and works closely with the other team members to ensure clients transactions run as smoothly as possible.

Colleen lives in Northumberland.

Email Colleen: colleen@carrandcosolicitors.com

Emma Bundy

Emma is a Qualified Solicitor and family law specialist. She is committed to providing clients with professional and tailored support and advice on all aspects of family and matrimonial matters in respect of both private and legal aid matters. Emma is Resolution Accredited with specialisms in Advocacy in private law children proceedings and Public law children proceedings.

Emma is based in our Gosforth office but travels between all three of our offices to suit our clients’ needs. 

She is a committee member of Resolution and the Women Lawyers Division.

Email Emma: family@carrandcosolicitors.com

Caitlin Worton-Scott

Caitlin is a paralegal who deals with Personal Injury and Civil Claims.

She is based at our Morpeth office.

Caitlin lives in Newcastle.

Email Caitlin: morpeth@carrandcosolicitors.com

Carol Hornby

Carol Hornby is a conveyancing solicitor with a wealth of experience in residential and commercial conveyancing.

She is based at our Gosforth office.

Carol lives in Newcastle.

Email Carol: cah@carrandcosolicitors.com

Geoffrey Lurie

Geoffrey Lurie is a consultant for our firm who began working with us in December 2015.

Email Geoffrey: geoffrey@carrandcosolicitors.com

In addition to the above, you will have day to day contact with our experienced support staff who will be able to assist you with information gathering as needed and for general enquiries as to the progress of your matter.

You will be informed as to who are the key personnel on confirmation that you wish us to act for you.

All our staff work as a committed and enthusiastic team. All of them have input as to how we can continue to improve our service to you and develop the work taking into account IT changes and continuing changes in law and practice.