Meet Our Team.
Angela joined the firm as a trainee in 2005 and became a director in 2019. Since qualifying Angela has specialised in all aspects of family law including divorce, separation, financial matters, private arrangements for children, cases involving domestic violence and cohabitation cases.
Angela is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law accreditation panel and can therefore represent children in care proceedings. Angela is a keen advocate and frequently appears in courts across the North East.
Director James Cooper joined us as a trainee in 2008 and now specialises in private client and conveyancing work. James advises on a range of wills, probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney matters and helps clients to plan for the future. James also maintains a buoyant conveyancing caseload.
Joining us in 2019 having spent 11 years at a top 20 law firm, bringing with her a wealth of expertise Katie advises on all aspect of residential conveyancing for individuals and investors. Katie also advises on wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Phil joined the team in June 2021 from a Top 20 UK law firm in Newcastle. He specialises in a wide variety of property transactions with over 10 years of experience, ranging from multi-million-pound transactions for FTSE 100 listed companies to residential and commercial conveyancing.
Phil has particular expertise in residential development and has acted for major UK housebuilders Bellway, Persimmon, Barratt and Taylor Wimpey as well as a number of regional SME housebuilders. He has experience in complex development acquisitions and sales, as well as site assembly and sales.
Phil is an approachable and deeply practical lawyer and always aims to give clear advice as quickly as possible. He adopts a proactive approach to all of his transactions to drive them forward as quickly as possible.
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 working in Family Law, Housing Law and Criminal/Prison Law.
Chris 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).
In 2014 Chris set up NE Law but after six years of extremely hard work NE Law closed its doors. During his time at NE Law Chris became a part-time lecturer at Teesside University and was then asked to be acting head of the Student Law Clinic, supervising the students who provide pro bono legal advice.
Having spent three years working in academia Chris made the difficult decision to return to practice and is especially proud to be employed by Cooper Stott Solicitors. Chris has been given the opportunity to specialise in family law and will endeavour to provide support and assistance for clients who are going through a family crisis.
Chris is also an active member of Tees Valley Law Society and was President in 2017. In 2020 Chris was elected to the national Law Society Council and currently sits as one of the Northeast representatives. He is a father of two and in his spare time enjoys cooking, binge box set viewing and if you must do exercise, cycling.
With over twenty years’ experience, there are not many conveyancing issues Kathryn has not seen before. Kathryn is proud to have built a loyal client base, many of whom return to her time and time again which is testament to her dedicated approach to completing matters swiftly and efficiently.