Our People

Meet the staff at Scotts Wright

Malcolm Scott, Scotts Wright

Malcolm W Scott


Malcolm is a graduate of Jesus College, Cambridge (M.A. in History and Law), qualified following a traineeship with Dickinson, Miller and Turnbull (now Bond Dickinson) at their Newcastle Upon Tyne Office.

Has been a partner in Scotts Wright and its predecessor firms since 1972, and has held a Practising Certificate uninterruptedly for 46 years.

Chief Officer of Legal Practice; Managing Partner; Head of Domestic Conveyancing.

Ian C Scott


Ian studied Law at Nottingham University 1968 – 1971 and qualified in 1974.

Ian specialises in Conveyancing; Wills Trust and Probate and is a member of STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners).

Rick Carter

Richard Carter

Chartered Legal Executive

Richard has been with Scotts Wright since 1983.

He practises in Family Law, Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution cases.

Steve Scott


Steve qualified as a solicitor in 2006. He studied biology at the University of Manchester before undertaking his post graduate diploma in Law at Leeds Metropolitan University and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London. Steve trained with Scotts Wright and has specialised in Property matters since then. He spent 5 years working with Leeds and Bradford firm Gordons LLP where he focused on Commercial Property work.

Steve has a depth of experience dealing with property matters including sales, lettings and purchases, Landlord and Tenant matters and development.

Kathryn Vasey, Assistant Solicitor, Scotts Wright

Kathryn Vasey

Assistant Solicitor

Kathryn graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2006 and following completion of her LPC at the College of Law Chester came to Scotts Wright as a Trainee in 2007.

Kathryn completed her traineeship in 2009 and has been working as a Solicitor with the firm ever since.

She is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and specialises in Conveyancing, Probate, Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney

Allen Bailey

Allen Bailey

Assistant Solicitor

Allen joined us in January 2018 and heads our Family Department, dealing with separation, divorce, children matters and the like.

He is a member of Resolution, the Association of Family Lawyers, and is the Firm’s point of contact for Forces Law. A full biography and photograph will appear here shortly.

Lydia Hardy

Assistant Solicitor

Following completion of her LPC at the College of Law in York, Lydia initially came to the firm in 2011 as a legal assistant. She was subsequently offered a training contract and since becoming fully qualified, has worked within our conveyancing and private client departments.

Specialises in: Conveyancing, Probate, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

John Barker

Trainee Solicitor

John has been with Scotts Wright since June 2016. He graduated Teesside University in 2014 with a 2:1 degree in Law. He has recently started the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University and will be commencing a training contract shortly. He is currently assisting with Residential conveyancing and property matters.