Meet the Team

At Close Thornton Solicitors

Our Team

Iain Robson

Senior Partner

Iain joined Close Thornton in 2000 as a qualified Solicitor. Iain studied History at Aberdeen University before transferring to Law...

Sue Alexander


Sue grew up in West Yorkshire. Sue is an English graduate who went on to study law at Leeds Metropolitan...

Rob Steer


Rob is Darlington born and bred. He studied Law at Northumbria University, finishing his degree course in 2011 and earning...

Chris Wiper


Chris is Darlington born. After a short spell living in Penrith, he returned to his home town after qualifying as...

David Hogg


David joined Close Thornton in 1967 as trainee cashier in the Accounts Department. In 1975 David qualified as a Fellow...

Simon Ellis


 Simon joined Close Thornton in 2019 as a Qualified Solicitor from Ware & Kay Solicitors in Wetherby. Simon Studied law...

Christine McLay

Legal Assistant

Christine joined Close Thornton in 1974. Having worked as a Medical Secretary she started as a junior Legal Secretary but...