Private client lawyer joins Sintons


A highly-rated private client lawyer has joined Newcastle law firm Sintons.

Paul Collingwood moves from DWF to Sintons, where he joins the firm’s esteemed Wills and Probate team.

Paul, an experienced and STEP qualified solicitor, has been rated highly by Legal 500, which praised him for being “very strong with clients, putting them at ease and clearly explaining complex issues”.

Sintons’ Wills and Probate team is headed by Partner Paul Nickalls – named by Legal 500 as one of the leading lawyers in the North of England – and has developed a reputation as being one of the most capable in the region. It forms part of Sintons’ top-rated Personal and Family team, which is one of the biggest departments of its kind in the North East.

Paul Collingwood, who previously worked with Paul Nickalls at DWF, said: “Sintons has a reputation for its strong commitment to providing a personal client service, which is something that really appealed to me as that is exactly my approach.

“The team is known for its quality and ability to take on the most complex cases, while retaining its client-focused approach at all times, and I am delighted to become part of it. Paul Nickalls is an outstanding private client lawyer and I am of course very pleased to be working with him again.”

Paul Nickalls said: “I know from my own experience what a superb solicitor Paul is, combining technical ability with a very personal approach to his clients. He is a great addition to our team here, and I am confident Paul will play a key role in helping us to develop our first-rate department and reputation even further.”


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