• Marie Riley

    Marie Riley

    Partner - Solicitor

    BA (Hons) CPE LPC

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    Marie Riley is the Senior Partner of the firm, having been admitted as a solicitor in 1996. Marie originally attended Durham University to read for a degree in Psychology. Upon deciding that she wished to pursue a career in law, she undertook the CPE and LPC courses at Northumbria University.

    Marie purchased the business from her retiring Partner, Richard Langdon, in 2002. She continues to oversee the development of the firm into a forward thinking modern practice with traditional values.

    Marie specialises in matrimonial work, to include divorce, financial matters and childcare work. She also covers residential and commercial conveyancing, with advice upon general business matters.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and walking her dogs.

  • Kemi Ajayi

    Kemi Ajayi

    Partner - Solicitor

    BL, LLB, LLM

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    Kemi is the latest entrant to Riley Langdon Solicitors on joining the firm in December 2015. Prior to this move, Kemi was with Optima Legal as a Commercial Solicitor.

    Kemi has practised for over 14 years since she first qualified as a Barrister and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2002 and she has practised in the UK since 2006. She has enjoyed an intensive international law practice. She is an alumna of University of Benin, University of Newcastle, College of Law London and Northumbria University.

    Her areas of practice include: providing legal advice on a variety of legal issues, drafting legal documents and she is experienced in all aspects of property law and conveyancing such as acquisitions, dispositions, high volume property transactions, sales and acquisitions of businesses (including medical practices), transfer of equity, equity release, landlord and tenants, share-ownership transactions, buy to let, new build, adverse possession and title rectification matters.

    Kemi’s commercial dealings include, representing high street banks, financial institutions and investors in relation to property dealings and perfecting titles and charges on collateral, constructions and disposal or acquisitions of business assets.

    Kemi’s private client work includes Wills and Probate: from drafting your first Will, its amendments and dealing with the eventuality and calling in the assets of the estate within UK, Europe, also conversant with International Estate administrations and resealing of Grants of Probates and Letters of Administration from different jurisdictions outside EU, through to perfecting Powers of Attorney Applications and Deputyship Applications through the Court of Protection.

    When not burying her head in legal issues, Kemi unwinds with visits to National Trust Centres with her family, sampling menus from around the globe and entertaining.

    Kemi also sits as a governor of a local school in Newcastle and supports educational charities in the City. She is also a learning support volunteer with a youth organisation in the West End of Newcastle and she sits on various committees within the African communities in Newcastle.

  • Tracey Jackson

    Tracey Jackson

    Conveyancing Executive

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    Tracey joined Riley Langdon in December 2013 as a Residential Conveyancing Executive.

    Tracey has over thirty years experience in working within the legal sector, where she has progressed through the ranks of secretarial staff to fee earner, with hard work, dedication and education to the position she now holds today.

    Tracey has an extensive knowledge of residential Conveyancing within freehold, leasehold transactions, remortgages, new build, unregistered and registered titles.

    Tracey also assists within the Wills and Probate Department, in relation to will preparation and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

    When away from the office Tracey likes to spend time with her family and friends.

  • Callum Thomson

    Callum Thomson

    Solicitor

    LLB (Hons) MLaw (Exempting)

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    Callum was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors on 1st March 2017, having joined our team in November 2014 and thereafter being promoted to Trainee Solicitor.

    Callum studied law at Northumbria University for four years securing his award for Master in Law (Exempting) in June 2014.  This qualifying course within the Law School provides the opportunity to practise the law with Clients in the Student Law Office while furthering an individual’s knowledge of legal theory in other areas of the course.  Callum has progressed through his Period of Recognised Training with fervour and determination to be admitted as a solicitor.

    He is approachable and committed to our Clients; going above and beyond in most cases.

    When out of the office, Callum enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching stand-up comedy and eating good food!

  • Joanne Morrow

    Secretary to Marie Riley, Senior Partner

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    Joanne joined our Riley Langdon team in January 2014 as a Secretary to the Senior Partner.

    She has worked as a Legal Secretary for some 25 years, with additional previous experience working as a Conveyancing Executive; however, now prefers working in the family department.

    Joanne has undertaken and passed Part I of the ILEX course. She has acquired extensive experience in most aspects of private client work, including Probate, Wills, Family and Conveyancing.

  • Katie Saville

    Secretary to Kemi Ajayi, Partner

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    Katie joined our Riley Langdon team in April 2012 as a Secretary to the Partner within the practice.

    She has worked as a legal secretary for some 13 years, mainly in the Conveyancing department but her work encompasses Wills, Probate, Family and Commercial. She has extensive knowledge in these areas and a great manner with Clients.

  • Susan Ramsay

    Secretary to Tracey Jackson, Conveyancing Executive

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    Susan joined our Riley Langdon team in January 2011 as a Secretary in the Practice, having previously enjoyed time working within the Land Registry; furthering her knowledge within the property law field.

    Susan has worked as a Legal Secretary for some 23 years and has a great working knowledge of most aspects of legal work, mainly conveyancing, probate and Wills. She is very approachable and happy to assist.

  • Rebecca Welsh

    Secretary to Callum Thomson, Solicitor

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    Rebecca originally joined our team in 2001, taking a career break in 2006 to start her family.  She moved to Australia in 2009 for 2 years, working in Personal Injury.  After returning to England, it was time to extend the family before returning to our firm in March 2016.

    Rebecca is an asset to the firm with her dedication, reliability and approachability.  She works alongside our Solicitor, Callum Thomson and is well versed in Family and Conveyancing work.

  • Lynda Holmes

    Administrator

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    Lynda joined the Riley Langdon team in May 2017, having worked in Estate Agency for the previous 15 years.  This role created a wealth of knowledge in the area of Residential Property.

    Prior to Lynda’s time with the Estate Agent, she worked within the banking sector; attaining the role of manager.  Lynda’s previous experience in customer service makes her an ideal addition to our team.  She is personable, professional and approachable.

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