Law firm appoints new solicitor to take reins of corporate and commercial team

Employment & Skills | Legal | North East


Gordon Brown Law Firm has announced the appointment of a new solicitor who will take the reins of its corporate and commercial team.

Gateshead solicitor John Morgan joins as partner and head of commercial, bringing with him a wealth of legal experience.

Having previously held the position of managing associate at Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Morgan specialised in commercial real estate, supervising a dedicated property pensions team and working closely with the firm’s restructuring and insolvency department and property law team.

Prior to this, Morgan qualified as a solicitor at Muckle LLP after completing his academic qualifications at Northumbria University.

Morgan said: “As a partner at GBLF, I will oversee the growing commercial team whilst strengthening its presence in the region’s legal arena, increasing the firm’s commercial property reach.

“This role will bring with it new challenges and opportunities, and I look forward to reconnecting with the local market from a fresh perspective with a new firm.

“GBLF has a fantastic reputation, combining professional service from expert lawyers with a grounded, real approach; I am thrilled to become part of this team and to adopt its ethos in my professional work.”

His new role will see him head up the commercial department at GBLF, working closely with the team, to provide support and guidance to SMEs and large companies whilst assisting with complex transactions surrounding commercial property.

Kathryn Taylor, managing partner at GBLF, added: “As we focus on strategic growth and development for the business over the coming year, it’s imperative that we get the right team in place, and strengthening our commercial department is a key step in this.

“John is an excellent addition to the firm, and I know that he will lead the corporate and commercial team well, enabling the department to continue its success in providing bespoke and expert legal advice to the region’s businesses.”

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