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Our Team

Our team is made up of passionate and driven individuals dedicated to providing quality legal representation. With a wealth of experience, our lawyers focus on providing you with the best advice and support when you need it. Committed to client care; our team of legal professionals are here to help you.

John Burn


As senior Partner at TLW since 2007, John has represented accident victims since 1996 predominantly in industrial disease and road traffic accident claims. John adopts a hands on approach and is responsible for the management and running of the practice whilst being dedicated to development and growth of the firm.

Peter McKenna


Partner since 2007, Peter has successfully represented clients in a wide range of areas including personal injury, industrial diseases, professional negligence and commercial litigation. Peter has acted for our clients for over 10 years and is responsible for managing and overseeing TLWs legal services including business development.

Sarah Spruce

Head of Professional Negligence

With a legal career history spanning over 17 years, Sarah has a significant portfolio of case management law including Road traffic accidents and Professional Negligence. Sarah has been a key member of the firm for many years and accredited with CILEX (Chartered Institute of legal executives).

Lorraine Whitney

Head of Civil Litigation

Qualifying with TLW as practising solicitor in 2007; Lorraine’s professionalism lies in personal injury including specialist interests in accident at work and public and occupiers liability.

Natalie Davidson

Head of Personal Injury

Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011 Natalie has worked exclusively with personal injury clients. With a passion for getting her clients the legal result they deserve, Natalie also has a keen interest in rehabilitation and care services. Natalie was shortlisted for ‘Rising Star of the Year’ at the Northern Law Awards in 2017.

Katy Wilson

Head of financial

Since graduating 2011 and qualifying in 2015 Katy has worked at TLW Solicitors. Her diligent approach has seen her promoted to the role of Head of Financial Mis-selling. Katy and her team assist clients who have lost out due to the mis-selling of financial products related to solar panels and timeshares.

Anthony Wight

ICT Manager

Many years of service in the firm and holding significant experience in his field, Anthony is responsible for ICT operations, system administration and is dedicated to ensuring all operations run smoothly.

Claire Thornton

Office Manager

An extensive background in administration for the commercial and SME sector, Claire’s dedication to the management of office operations and procedures includes supervising the administration department ensuring optimum general duty efficiency.

Wayne Christie

Operations Manager

Wayne joined TLW in 2017 having gained extensive litigation and legal practice experience over the previous 13 years.  Wayne is taking his experience in legal practice into managing operations within the firm and is responsible for developing, planning and implementing practices and procedures within the firm.

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