In 2007, disillusioned with working for corporate, largely unprogressive law firms, charging inflated prices to support their city-based high rise offices and lifestyles, Solicitor, Gillian Huthart founded a small practice with some friends – a small business with a social conscience working for small businesses with social consciences. Our team has changed and grown but our passion for providing quality cost-effective legal advice is as strong as ever.
We use innovative paperless technology to provide cost-effective, dynamic law solutions that anticipate and address complex challenges to create long-term benefit, not only financial but also social and environmental.
We are committed to “doing our bit” for our corporate social responsibility.
Gillian Huthart – Principal Solicitor
Gillian qualified as a solicitor in 1990. She has a wide range of area expertise and has practiced law for nearly thirty years both as a corporate in-house lawyer and in private practice, focusing on the business and personal needs of the local communities in Gateshead and Newcastle and the surrounding areas. A hard-working wife and mother of two, as well as running her own business, Gillian brings a wide range of life experiences to her work.
Her legal expertise includes advising local technology businesses on startup, formation, employment and contractual issues. advising charities, local authorities and health authorities on a variety of procurement, commercial and property matters; successfully contesting wills and challenging probate legacies for individual clients; successfully litigating in property boundary disputes, business disputes, employment and intellectual property matters.
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Naheed Riaz – Solicitor
Naheed joined Hutharts team in August 2017. She undertakes work on both Property and Immigration matters. Naheed graduated with an Honours Degree in Law from the University of Newcastle in 2008, and went on to successfully complete the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University and qualify as a solicitor. Naheed’s day to day activities broadly involve overseeing the residential conveyancing, family and immigration departments. Naheed is experienced in dealing with all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing, including leases, sales, purchases, and all aspects of immigration law including spouse visas, visit visas, extensions and appeals. She is also gaining experience in family matters under the guidance of Mrs Huthart.
Naheed takes a pro-active approach to her work and prides herself on building excellent working relationships with her clients and solicitors.
In her spare time Naheed enjoys camping, cycling and most things outdoors.
Naheed is fluent in Urdu.
Imran Riaz – Consultant Solicitor
Imran is a specialist solicitor in litigation and in particular Personal Injury and Road Traffic Accidents. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011, he has helped hundreds of clients recover damages for physical and psychological injuries sustained through accidents that were not their fault.
Imran has been a consultant solicitor with our firm since 2016 and is highly thought of by our clients. He also has experience in criminal fraud and insurance litigation.
Imran has a love of cars and in his spare time, he plays football and cricket and works out at the gym.
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Terrie Stoker -Legal Assistant
Terrie joined Hutharts team in September 2018, having successfully completed her Law Degree in Summer 2018 graduating with an Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Law from the University of Sunderland.
Terrie deals with all administrative matters and is an excellent legal researcher having gained experience in both local authority and private practice law offices. She is also experienced in dealing with enquiries in respect of residential conveyancing including sales, purchases, remortgage and transfers of equity. Terrie is the first port of call for most clients and will deal with your enquiries in a friendly and efficient manner and always point you in the right direction.
In her spare time Terrie enjoys spending time with her two young children and baking.