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Meet our team

We have a reliable team here at K Boswell & Company. Take a few minutes to look through our team, below.


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Peter Lowthian (Solicitor) Jodie Spencer (Secretary) Catherine Beckwith (Secretary)

Peter Lowthian


Peter was locally educated, and obtained an Honours Degree in Law in 1980 from Newcastle University. After experiencing working in large, as well as small firms, in areas as diverse as Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland and Hartlepool, in 1999 he joined K Boswell & Co to provide the firm with the benefit of the breadth of experience he has in the fields of Family Law, Criminal Defence, Residential Conveyancing and Wills/Probate.


"I am keen to provide to clients the sort of service I would want if I was the one sitting across the desk seeking advice, namely conscientious, approachable and sympathetic."

Victoria Smith


Victoria studied for her LLB Law Degree at the University of Sunderland obtaining a BA (Hons) in 2010. She then went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University in 2012 and has worked as a paralegal for two years in a small legal firm before joining Kay Boswell & Co.


Victoria has experience working in family law and specialises in protective injunctions and children matters and also advises clients regarding divorce and separation. She also assists with criminal matters.


"I have a particular interest in child protection, domestic violence and abuse work, offering a sympathetic approach along with support to clients".

Catherine Beckwith


Kay Boswell


Kay Boswell qualified in 1982. She is the founder of the firm, which was established as a general practice in 1989, Kay having experience of different types of law including Family, Conveyancing, Crime, Wills and small business work. She has maintained an interest in those types of work to support other members of the firm.


Kay is a member of the Law Society Children Panel and Family Panel, representing parents, other family member and Care cases and where children require to be represented in law proceedings. Kay also represents parents and other family members in disputes such as Residence or Contact, particularly where there are allegations of domestic violence. This requires a distinct and careful approach before the courts.


Kay also has specialised in defence criminal work.


"Since before becoming a solicitor I have had an interest in domestic violence and abuse work. I have worked with women's refuges for many years and have advised organisations as to how solicitors work with those suffering domestic violence. I have extensive experience of obtaining injunctions and other emergency court orders".


Kay is a Legal Services Commission Peer Reviewer and received a score of 1(excellent) in her own file peer reviews.

Iain Jordan


Iain is the lead solicitor in the Criminal Defence department and has specialised in criminal litigation since qualification in 2009.


Iain studied at Keele University in Staffordshire, obtaining a LLB (Hons) degree in Law with Music. He moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 2005 and obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Northumbria University in 2006.


Iain is a qualified duty solicitor and attends police stations and courts throughout the North of England. He has been instructed in a wide range of criminal investigations and prosecutions, including offences of murder, robbery and rape. He is also regularly instructed in motoring prosecutions and appreciates the importance of a client retaining driving licence.


"Being investigated by the police, or prosecuted through the courts, can be a daunting experience, I aim to provide my clients with an understanding approach, robust advice and effective advocacy to achieve the best outcome".

Jodie Spencer


Kay Boswell (Company Founder)
Iain Jordan
Victoria Smith