Simon Askew

Litigation / Managing Director

Simon graduated from Newcastle University in 1995 having studied history. He then studied law in Newcastle and at the College of Law, York before joining his family firm in 1997.

Simon was made a partner in the litigation department in June 2001 and now combines his fee earning work with management of the firm.

Simon is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme.


Kieron Doran

Litigation / Director

Kieron qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and has been a director of Askews Solicitors since 2006, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation throughout his career.

Kieron is very experienced in bringing claims on behalf of often severely injured clients who may have suffered life-changing injuries in accidents or as a result of substandard medical treatment. He regularly represents clients with brain and spinal injuries, amputations and complex orthopaedic injuries or who may have been the victim of medical misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. Kieron will work with clients and defendants to arrange interim payments and to secure professional rehabilitation as appropriate. After settlement, he often continues to act for his clients as a long-term trustee of their personal injury trust. Kieron also represents clients in professional negligence cases against other solicitors arising from poorly handled personal injury claims or other matters.

Askews has an experienced wills and probate team and Kieron represents clients in contentious probate matters and Inheritance Act claims. He is also regularly appointed to act as attorney or deputy in situations where a client has lost capacity to act and he will make important life decisions on behalf of those clients and is frequently appointed to act as executor and/or trustee in estates and trusts. Kieron also advises landlords in relation to tenancy issues.


Tracy Clark

Litigation Executive

Tracy has worked in a legal environment since 1987.  She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

After working for a leading national Personal Injury firm from 1999 to 2014, Tracy joined Askews in 2015, as a Litigation Executive.

Tracy is proud to have remained in the North East, acting for local people.   She brings her vast legal knowledge to the firm, dealing with all aspects of Personal Injury claims.