Newcastle firm faces writ over rent arrears

High-profile Newcastle firm Russell Young Solicitors, which specialises in personal injury work, faces a High Court writ over alleged rent arrears and service charges of over £83,000.

The Union Group, London landlord of the practice, has issued the writ in respect of money it claims is owed on the fifth, sixth and seventh floors of Baron House, a property in Neville Street, Newcastle.

Berwin Leighton, the issuer of the writ, refused to comment.

Russell Young, sole partner in the Newcastle firm, was also unavailable for comment, but a spokeswoman for the firm said she was unaware of the writ. She would not comment any further.

The firm, which was formed in November 1992, currently has seven assistants and one consultant. It has four branches: two in Newcastle, one in Preston and one in Newport in Gwent, according to Law Society records.

The firm has recently moved offices from Earl Grey House, Grey Street to Bamborough House, Market Street, where it houses its personal injury division, but retains its head office at 51 Grey Street.