Meet the Committee

Clare Thompson


Partner, Hay & Kilner 


I am a partner in the clinical negligence team at Hay & Kilner. I look forward to working with the committee and helping to organise some amazing events over the next 12 months. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends and family, walking my dog, eating, drinking and travelling.


Lauren Hall

Vice President and Treasurer

Solicitor, Hay & Kilner


I am a solicitor in the clinical negligence team at Hay & Kilner which I thoroughly enjoy. In my spare time, I enjoy seeing friends, going to new bars and restaurants, going the gym and Pilates. My dog, Fred, also keeps me pretty busy! 

Sara Malik

Committee Member

Solicitor, Hay & Kilner


I enjoy travelling both at home and abroad, going to festivals and music events or just relaxing somewhere sunny. I'm a big foodie and I love to cook and try out restaurants around Newcastle. I also enjoy staying active by playing Netball for the firm and regularly going to the gym so I can indulge my love of good food! 


Rosalind Hughes

Committee Member

Solicitor and Head of Just Caring Legal


I have two hugely energetic young boys and I enjoy activities with them such as cycling, swimming, motorsport, going to the cinema and eating out. I also like to keep fit and have done a half marathon for charity and other 10k challenges. I enjoy musical theatre and have previously enjoyed singing in a choir which I am looking to return to when I have more time.


Helen Morland

Committee Member

Partner, Hay & Kilner


I came into law later in life having trained and worked as a professional dancer. I now specialise in Clinical Negligence work. In my spare time, I am pretty active and I practice yoga, attend the gym and cycle. I am also a seasonal skier and scuba enthusiast. In my downtime, I like hanging out with my springer spaniel, Bella.


Philippa Jones

Committee Member

Solicitor, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP


I am a solicitor in the construction and engineering team at Bond Dickinson. Outside of work I enjoy keeping fit and regularly take part in half marathon runs for charity, such as the Great North Run. I look forward  to contributing ideas to the committee and providing a platform for legal professionals to network over the next 12 months.


Isabel Clough

Committee Member

Senior Solicitor, Aberdein Considine


I specialise in Lender Services Litigation at Aberdein Considine. In my spare time I love cooking and will barbecue at any time of the year- rain, wind and snow do not deter me. I also run and regularly take part in races of varying lengths up to half marathons. I enjoy travel and have a particular fondness for South East Asia.  

Sara Devennie

Committee Member

Associate Solicitor, Beecham Peacock


I am an Associate Solicitor at Beecham Peacock and specialise in Employment Law.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I am very active and enjoy triathlons, running, cycling, fell walking and going to the gym.

When I have time for a night out, I enjoy going out for dinner with a glass of fine wine to accompany it.

Emma Bundy

Committee Member

Solicitor, Ben Hoare Bell LLP


I am a Solicitor in the family team at Ben Hoare Bell LLP. Outside of work during the week, you can find me out running or at the gym doing spinning or a Zumba class, and then my weekends are spent entertaining my niece or cooking tasty food at home with a nice chilled glass of prosecco, or two.



Anna Curphey

Committee Member

Solicitor, David Gray


I am a Solicitor in the family team at David Gray, undertaking mostly children law matters. During the week I try to attend the gym and a few exercise classes. At weekends, I enjoy socialising with friends and family, eating out (with wine!) and travelling. Planning an adventure is always high on my to do list and I am always looking forward to my next holiday.

Sarah Sinclair

Committee Member

Partner, Nicholson and Morgan


I am a Partner at Nicholson and Morgan specialising in Private Client.  In my spare time I like spending time with family and friends, eating out and holidays with family.  Most weekends you’ll find me cheering on my twin boys from the side lines of the football pitch.  I like to keep active with gym classes, yoga, swimming and walking our rescue greyhound.




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