Meet The Team

Meet The Team

At Mark Cook Solicitors, we pride ourselves on our non-nonsense approach. We aim to give you a friendly, personal service in plain English to help you make informed decisions about your life.

MARK COOK – Founder

Mark Cook was born and bred in Sunderland. 
He studied law at Leicester and then returned to Sunderland where he completed the remainder of his training. He worked for a local firm at their Sunderland office and was the Partner running their Newcastle office for several years before starting Mark Cook Solicitors in early 2006.

Mark’s vision was to create a progressive new law firm for Sunderland and the North East that prides itself on an informal and relaxed approach to an area of business that is often seen as daunting and unapproachable. Mark’s modern and friendly attitude to the law carves the way for a new line in client service from Solicitors. His specialist areas are Property and Wills & Probate.
Mark is married and lives in Sunderland.


Richard Walls is a Partner in the firm. He is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 20 years conveyancing experience. Richard heads our New Build department which specialises in acting for clients buying New Build Properties from builders and he provides expert and independent advice to buyer clients and ensures they are properly advised on all aspects of a new build purchase

LEE GILDER- Solicitor

Lee is our Head or Residential and Commercial Conveyancing and an experienced Property Solicitor   dealing with all aspects of both freehold and leasehold residential transactions along with Commercial Property Transactions , Bridging Finance acting for both Landlords and Tenants on Lease transactions.


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