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Claire Charville

Claire Charville is a Solicitor at Atha & Co having qualified as a Solicitor in 2018.


She specialises exclusively in personal injury claims and in particular road traffic accident claims, Including the more severe, higher value claims.


Claire is married with a son and lives in the local area. Being local, she believes that local firms are always best able to deal with a client’s needs (being accessible and approachable).


Her hobbies include travelling, reading, keeping fit and socialising.


Anna Guest

Anna is a Director of Atha & Co., having joined the firm as a trainee Solicitor in 1994 and qualified in 1996. She specialises exclusively in Personal Injury claims. Anna is married with a daughter and lives locally. Hobbies include travelling, running and eating out.

Martin Demoily

Martin is a Director and Company Secretary of Atha & Co. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1996. Martin holds a Masters Degree (LLM) in Medical Law and Ethics (Distinction). He is an Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and Associate member of The Association of Northern Mediators. He is also a member of a local Authority Schools Admissions Appeal Panel and Trustee to a Multi Academy Trust.

He specialises in Personal Injury law of all types including Medical and Professional Negligence. He also possesses a working knowledge of Education Law and holds an advanced certificate in special educational needs and disability (SEND) Law.

Brought up in the area, Martin strongly believes that the needs of local people should be met by local firms. He is married with children and lives locally. His hobbies include golf and cycling. He has a black belt in Karate and is the proud owner of a Middlesbrough F.C season ticket.


Charles Atha

Charles is a Director of Atha & Co having qualified in 1987 specialising in Personal Injury Law. Charles is married to Katherine,lives locally, and is very proud of their 5 children. He supports a number of local causes and believes passionately in the people of the North East.

He believes the success of Atha & Co is down to giving straight forward advice in terms that people understand. He is particularly proud of the fact that over 80% of the Firm’s Clients are recommended by satisfied Client`s and Professional Colleagues.

His hobbies include Golf, Rugby and the Theatre.