About us


  • We are a long established, high calibre, independent law firm being one of the largest in the region based in our main office in Newcastle upon Tyne with a satellite office in York serving organisations, individuals and businesses both in region and nationally;
  • We have an outstanding reputation for being trustworthy, approachable and providing practical, pragmatic and robust advice and exceptional personal service;
  • Our wide range of services, including a highly rated specialist Faith Based Institution Team means that we will be able to handle almost any legal advice on which clients require advice;
  • With over 170 staff including 32 partners and over 120 specialist lawyers, we are confident we have the scale to respond to both large scale and urgent instructions. We are proud of our people and invest heavily in them, and in technology to give them the best support.
  • We are a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) owned by equity partners and we have fixed share partners holding a further equity stake and who represent the future of the firm. We operate a strong traditional partnership culture, meaning major decisions are always taken collaboratively and after appropriate consideration of all views;
  • Our five person Management Committee consists of the Managing Partner, Chairman, two further senior equity partners and the Practice Director who meet regularly;

We are a full service firm. The areas of practice most relevant to Faith Based Institutions are:-

  • Real Estate – including our specialist Faith Based Institutions team;
  • Company & Commercial – services for organisations, including those in the voluntary sector, and businesses, on matters of charity law, employment, governance and corporate structure, contracts, intellectual property, disputes etc;
  • Personal & Family – full range of services for individuals including wills, power of attorney, probate, legacies, family disputes, matrimonial and children matters.

Our more general website pages set out the extensive list of legal services offered to business and individuals.

  • Our roots go back to the 1890s when John Sinton and William Sutton founded separate practices in Newcastle. Over the next several decades these firms grew into John H. Sinton & Co and Sutton Cheshire & Thompson respectively. The two firms merged in 1971 becoming Sintons & Co, and then Sintons LLP in 2004 on conversion to a limited liability partnership;
  • A high proportion of our work has always come from existing clients and personal recommendations. We have acted for many generations of organisations, families and businesses.