Why choose any lawyer when you can choose NE Law?

Legal Services have been changing over recent years. Many people are no longer eligible for legal aid and face a stark choice between dealing with the problem on their own, paying huge legal fees, or getting advice from an impersonal call centre. We want to offer a better option. One where you will only ever be advised by a legally qualified advisor that you get to know personally. One where you are treated as an individual. One where costs are never inflated and are clear at the outset. One where your interests are always at the centre.

Talk to us and then decide if you would like our help. No obligation. No gimmicks. No hidden agenda. Just straight forward legal advice that you can trust at an affordable cost.

We do not offer legal aid services but if we believe that you may be eligible for legal aid, we will recommend possible legal aid options with you.

Our standard office opening times are 9am to 5pm, but we are able to offer flexible appointment times outside of these hours to suit your needs including weekend appointments.

North East Law LLP is a limited liability company registered in England and Wales Company registration number OC 389102.


Christopher Noon
Christopher Noon
Christopher Noon graduated from King’s College London in 2000 and the following year graduated from Durham University becoming a secondary school teacher. Having worked as a teacher for a number of years Chris decided to retrain to become a solicitor and having graduated from Northumbria University in 2006 started work in Hartlepool and Middlesbrough working in Family Law, Housing Law and Criminal/Prison Law.

Chris then joined the Prison Law department at Chivers Solicitors in 2010 and dealt with some high profile cases including SF v Secretary of State for Justice (Cross Border Transfer) and KG v Secretary of State for Justice (Transgender Discrimination).

Due to the changes in legal aid Chris, with his colleagues, decided it was time to take on a new challenge and therefore created NE Law LLP. Chis is committed to offering affordable legal advice with a personal and committed service. Chris is approachable and is generous with his time. If you have a legal problem and would like to discuss then then please contact Chris on 0191 3726835 or email him at info@nelawllp.com.

Janet Potts
Janet Potts
Janet Potts qualified as a Legal Executive in 2001. Since that time she has accumulated over 12 years of experience of working in a legal environment both in local government and in the private sector. Janet spent 9 years working within the Durham County Council’s in house legal team. Whilst employed at Durham County Council, Janet spent many years involved in extensive project work in the areas of regeneration and community safety. Thereafter, Janet assisted in the set-up, location and extension of Chivers Solicitors where she then practised for four years in the private sector practising in the areas of Judicial review and Prison law.

Janet has a keen interest in mediation and wills and probate.

Janet is now an equity partner of NE Law and feels strongly about ensuring that people have access to professional advice at an affordable price. Please call to make an appointment with Janet on 0191 3726835 to discuss your legal questions or you can email info@nelawllp.com.

Michelle Coulson
Michelle Coulson
Michelle completed her first degree in Law and European Law (LLB) at the University at Nottingham having spent a year at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. She obtained accreditation as a Police Station representative in 1997 while still an undergraduate. Michelle completed a Masters in Law by thesis at the University of Wellington (New Zealand) with a scholarship from the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Michelle has over 8 years post qualifying experience as a solicitor and has worked for legal aid firms in both Nottingham and Durham. She has a particular interest in protecting the rights of vulnerable individuals and challenging discriminatory treatment.

Michelle is an experienced advocate and a mediator. She shares Chris and Janet’s vision of offering personal and affordable legal services. Solicitors are seen as the ‘bad guy’ in most situations, but NE Law does not operate in that way. It is simply about dedicated staff trying to help people. If you need advice on a legal problem or would like more information on mediation, contact Michelle on 0191 3726835 or you can email info@nelawllp.com.