Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP (GBLF) has promoted associate solicitor Guy Barr to partner.
Guy, who joined the firm in October 2017, will step up to partner within the dispute resolution team. His promotion brings the total number of partners at GBLF to six.
Guy said: “I’ve had a fascinating journey at GBLF so far and I’m absolutely thrilled to have been promoted to partner. Throughout the time I have been at GBLF, I have been given both the support and freedom to develop my practice and I’m looking forward to continuing building on that.
“My new role will see me take on a more managerial position and I will work with the team to continue to service the needs of our clients. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work closely with our managing partner Kathryn and the other partners to continue with the growth of the firm here in the region.”
GBLF was founded in 1981 and currently employs over 80 members of staff across its Newcastle and Chester-Le-Street offices.
Kathryn Taylor, managing partner at GBLF, added: “We originally brought Guy on board to enhance our dispute resolution offering and he’s been a great addition to our team, acting in numerous cases involving commercial and private litigation, contentious probate, claims against shareholders and directors, breaches of contract, insolvency and insurance disputes.
“Guy’s extensive knowledge and practice experience have enabled our services to grow and we’re so pleased to promote him to partner, which will allow him to continue developing his career with us.”