Nigel Miller

I qualified in 1989 and joined Kidd & Spoor in 1990, having previously worked in the private and public sectors. Since that time I have had involvement in a wide range of the legal services Kidd & Spoor offer and have built up experience across a diverse range of cases.

I am happy to deal with any initial enquiries by phone or by email – and our first meeting will always be undertaken without charge or obligation. Due to the nature of the topics I cover, home and/or hospital visits are often necessary. That’s no problem, we can arrange these flexibly or out-of-hours where required.

Philip Walker

After receiving my Ancient History degree from Newcastle University in 2011, I moved to London to study at BPP Law school where I obtained my Graduate Diploma in law.


Upon return to the North East shortly after, I attended Northumbria University where I completed the Legal Practice Course.


I relocated to Whitley Bay in 2018 and joined Kidd and Spoor having previously worked at a handful of law firms in Newcastle.


I deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Neil Shearer

I started working at Kidd & Spoor in June 2021, having been with my previous employer for nearly 10 years.

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, watching football and playing guitar.

I deal in all aspects of Residential Conveyancing.

If you need anything further please do not hesitate to contact me.

Noel Dilks

I qualified as a solicitor in 1987, having joined Kidd & Spoor as a graduate trainee directly from University. I am now a consultant in the firm and over the years have been involved in most aspects of what Kidd & Spoor do. As a result I have built up a valuable experience across a wide range of subjects.

For many years, my main interest and specialist knowledge was in criminal defence work, working as a court lawyer on a daily basis, representing defendants, often in complex and high profile cases. I worked as a duty solicitor for excess of 30 years and was one of the first solicitors in Newcastle to attain Higher Rights off Audience (HRA) qualification, enabling me to represent clients in the higher courts.

Some years ago, I decided that I needed a new challenge and I now undertake private client work, more specifically specialist legal work for the older person. I am always prepared to travel to see clients at home and/or in hospital.

I have a friendly, personable approach and provide sound, easy to understand, common sense advice.

Carol Nattrass

I joined Kidd and Spoor in March 1995 when I returned to my roots in the North-East. After taking on a variety of roles and gaining valuable experience within the firm I became practice manager in 2001.

My role is not a legal one; it is to oversee the day-to-day activities and administration of the practice – so that Kidd & Spoor runs smoothly and that the office runs efficiently. As such I become involved in many and varied tasks, with the objective being to ensure our “house” is in order, thus helping the legal experts to do their work as effectively as possible. I am proud to say that I was instrumental in helping the firm to achieve the Lexcel accreditation; a mark of quality and high standards awarded by the Law Society.

We are always looking to improve how we operate at Kidd & Spoor so should you wish to comment on any aspect of how the practice functions I’d be very happy to listen (good points or bad welcome!). Please do give me a call.

Christine Blenkinsop

I joined Kidd & Spoor in 2002 not long after qualifying as a licensed conveyancer, and since 2011 have been the conveyancing manager.

My team and I aim to provide high standards of client care and service whilst making the process of buying and selling residential properties as straightforward and stress free as possible.

If you would like to discuss any of your property needs we have an experienced team who would be happy to deal with all enquiries by phone, email, or in person. Our first meeting will always be undertaken without charge or obligation.

Jo Scott

I have been a qualified divorce solicitor for over 20 years, having always worked in private practice.

I specialise in family and matrimonial work. Although my aim will be to keep separating couples out of court where possible, I have extensive experience in resolving cases through the court process. I have a particular specialism in resolving the financial aspects of divorce or separation.

I am a trained, qualified and practising collaborative lawyer, and a trained qualified and practising mediator. I sit on the executive committee of the North East Collaborative Group.