Our People

At Carr & Co, we understand that people are at the centre of our work.

Whether you simply need high quality representation, or the addition of a more personal approach, our team is here to help, and can offer a professional, high quality service.

The team 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 Law as well as Will provision, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate. She qualified as a solicitor in 1981 (LLB Hons).

Valerie is an accredited specialist on the Law Society Children Panel acting for children and family members in proceedings involving the Local Authority. She also has a keen interest in elderly client work and assisting clients in looking to how they can manage their future needs for themselves and their families.

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 traffic accidents and accidents at work. She also specialises in Will provision, Probate and Civil Disputes. Sharon qualified as a solicitor in 1990 (LLB Hons).

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 is a Director at Carr and Co and specialises in Property law . She advises on all aspects of residential Conveyancing as well as Commercial Property transactions . She  has experience in representing both Landlord and Tenants in both residential and Commercial Leases. She is Head of Conveyancing in the Firm. She qualified as a solicitor in 2008 (LLB Hons), but had previous experience in conveyancing for a number of years prior to qualification. Victoria can also advise on Wills and Probate.

Victoria won a People Award at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards 2018, being one of 3 conveyancers in the country to be awarded the ‘Highly Commended’ trophy based purely on customer feedback. She was thrilled to be presented with the award by Phil Spencer.

She lives in Northumberland and has one son.

Email Victoria: victoria@carrandcosolicitors.com

Colleen Veitch

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 is based at our Blyth office and lives in Northumberland.

Email Colleen: colleen@carrandcosolicitors.com

Faraz Manzur

Faraz Manzur is a Paralegal based at our Morpeth office and deals with Personal Injury and Accident Law. He graduated from Northumbria University with a Law Degree (LLB Hons). He has recently completed his Legal Practice Course and is currently studying for his Master of Laws qualification.

Faraz enjoys going to the gym and lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Email Faraz: civil@carrandcosolicitors.com

Sophie Dodds

Sophie is a qualified solicitor who deals with all aspects of family law including divorce, finance and children cases.

Sophie graduated from Northumbria University in 2014 with a Master in Law (exempting) and is a member of Resolution, an organisation for family justice professionals.

She is based at our Gosforth office primarily but is flexible to travel and attend appointments with clients at our Blyth and Morpeth offices.

Sophie lives in Newcastle.

Email Sophie: family@carrandcosolicitors.com

Alexa Wilson

Alexa Wilson is a trainee solicitor based at our Newcastle office. She graduated from Northumbria University in 2017 with a Masters degree in Law (exempting). Alexa is also a girl guide leader.

Email Alexa: alexa@carrandcosolicitors.com

Gordon Sursham

Gordon is a conveyancing executive with over 30 years experience in residential conveyancing matters including Tyneside flats, new builds and shared ownership transactions. He also has extensive experience dealing with large property investors.

He works closely with an assistant to ensure smooth running of all transactions.

Gordon is based at our Gosforth office and lives in North Shields. He is also a qualified football and athletics sprint coach.

Email Gordon: gordon@carrandcosolicitors.com

Our experienced support staff are also on hand to assist you with any information gathering requirements and to resolve any general enquiries on the progress of your case.

Every member of staff is part of a committed and enthusiastic team. Each staff member inputs into the continued improvement of our service, as we work towards developing our practice to incorporate technological advancements and keep up with continuing changes in law and practice.

We can inform you of the key members of the team working on your behalf once we have confirmation that you wish us to act for you.