David Askew


David joined his family practice from school in 1961 and qualified in 1967, becoming a partner in 1969.

He specialises in non-contentious matters including business law, commercial and residential conveyancing and probate.

In his younger days David was a keen sportsman playing rugby, hockey and cricket, but now confines his participation to the role of spectator.

Laura Mitchell

Conveyancing / Associate Solicitor

Laura Mitchell is a solicitor who joined Askews early in 2018, having obtained her Master’s Degree in Law with a distinction.  Laura comes to Askews after having worked for three years at Cleveland Police Force.

Emma Burns

Emma Burns, Conveyancer (GCilex)

Graduated Teesside University Law LLB (Hons) Graduate member of Cilex March 2021

Experienced in all aspects of Residential Property Law joining the firm in May 2021.

Sian Sullivan

Conveyancing / Paralegal

Following joining Askews as a paralegal in June 2021, Sian Sullivan now specialises in conveyancing.

Sian graduated from the University of Cumbria in Carlisle in 2017 where she gained extensive conveyancing experience from the beginning of her course.

Chloe Hickes

Chloe joined us in March 2022 and is employed as a Paralegal after graduating with a First Class Honours LL.B Law Degree from Teesside University and a LL.M/LPC postgraduate degree from Sunderland University.

Chloe has worked in Conveyancing for little under a year with another Teesside-based law firm and has hopes to progress to become a Solicitor in time

Asra Shahid

Asra Shahid is a Conveyancing Assistant who joined in March 2022.

Asra graduated with a Law degree from Teesside University in 2019 and then completed her LLM LPC in 2020. Since graduating Asra has been working in conveyancing.

Olivia Robinson

Olivia joined us in May 2022 as a conveyancing assistant.

She received a First Class Honours Degree in Law from Teesside University and completed the LLM/LPC Postgraduate Degree with a Merit from Northumbria University.

She has worked in conveyancing for over a year and aspires to become a solicitor.