Meet the team

Alison Street
Alison joined Harland & Co’s property department in 1996 and qualified as a licensed conveyancer in September 2005. As part of the residential property team she mainly handles residential property transactions, but she has also acted for developers in plot sales and on new-build developments. More about Alison Street
Catherine Edge
Catherine studied sociology at the University of York before converting to law. She started her training contract with Harland & Co in January 2007 before qualifying in 2009. More about Catherine Edge
Daniel Cullen
Daniel obtained a master's degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne before completing his legal training at a London firm. He qualified in 1996 and joined Harland & Co in 2000, where he is currently a director and head of the litigation department. More about Daniel Cullen
Diane Grayson
Diane joined Harland & Co in 1999 and has been a director since 2004. She deals with all aspects of property work but specialises in commercial property matters. Diane currently heads up the residential property department. More about Diane Grayson
Dorothy Appleby
Dorothy is the most recent Solicitor to join our thriving Private Client department. Her experience predominantly covers the areas of Wills, Living Wills, Administration of Estates, Trusts, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection. More about Dorothy Appleby
Julie Simpson
Julie qualified in 1993 and is a solicitor in the family team. She specialises in all aspects of the law concerning children, including care work, special guardianship and adoption. She has been a Law Society Children Accredited Specialist since 2000. Julie is also a solicitor advocate and so entitled to represent her clients in all of the family courts. She is also a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children, and Resolution. More about Julie Simpson
Kevin Grant
Kevin qualified as a solicitor in 2003. He is our specialist dispute resolution solicitor and provides advice and assistance to clients who are involved in bringing or defending claims for damages of all kinds. He also has a Private Client case load assisting with Wills, LPAs, Court of Protection matters, as well as the Administration of Estates. More about Kevin Grant
Kristie Leese
Kristie is a paralegal in our family department supporting our family team in the preparation of care cases for court. Kristie studied law at the University of York and joined Harland & Co in 2014. More about Kristie Leese
Lucy Worthington
Lucy is an experienced solicitor in the family team. Lucy is a Higher Court Advocate and is a specialist in all aspects of child work including private law child disputes, care law, special guardianship and adoption. More about Lucy Worthington
Nick Middleton
Nick qualified as a solicitor and joined Harland & Co in 2016 having spent 6 years as a legal caseworker dealing with a wide range of family law matters (both private & public). More about Nick Middleton
Simon Cowell
Simon is the managing director of Harland & Co and head of its commercial property department. Prior to joining Harland & Co in 1996 he worked for Legal 500 firms in the North East of England and was an in-house property solicitor for a substantial plc. More about Simon Cowell
Stephen Morgan
Stephen is a director who joined Harland & Co in 2002. He was previously a partner and head of Private Client in a practice based in Solihull in the West Midlands specialising in estate planning and estate administration for high net worth individuals and prior to that was an associate with both a Legal 500 firm and a niche elderly client law practice. He is a Registered Trust and Estate practitioner and a member of both Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and the Law Society’s Private Client Section. More about Stephen Morgan