A North East law firm has promoted one of its solicitors to partner to help build on the future vision of the business.
Rebecca Harbron-Gray, who heads up Wills Trust and Probate at Gordon Brown Law Firm, will play a key role in the future of the company, supporting managing partner Kathryn Tylor and the firm’s partners Ian Lawson, Moya Mason and Simon Dakers with the direction of the 85-strong business across its Newcastle and Chester le Street offices.
The move follows Kathryn Taylor taking over the helm of the firm in 2013, which made her the second-only female managing partner on the North East legal scene at the time.
A Trust and Estate Practitioner, Rebecca is one of the region’s few Solicitors for the Elderly. She was also one of the North East’s first ever Dementia Friends’ Champion and has since recruited six members of Gordon Brown Law Firm as Dementia Champions and over 200 Dementia Friends across the region, through the firm’s work leading awareness and advice sessions about the condition with the community.
Rebecca, who is from County Durham said: “I knew from early on that I wanted to make a difference at Gordon Brown so to have been given this trust and recognition is a real honour. I am really lucky to have a supportive team behind me, which will enable me to continue with my day-to-day role whilst supporting our managing partner and fellow partners.”
Managing partner, Kathryn Taylor, said: “Rebecca’s appointment recognises her hard work and commitment to the firm. Not only is she respected throughout the business, she has a likeminded vision of where the company is headed and her input into this next phase will be invaluable.
“We are a business striving to break the mould and buck the trend of the ‘traditional’ law firm – there is a clear path for both new and existing staff at Gordon Brown and absolutely no glass ceiling. The opportunities are there for our people to grab with both hands, which we hope Rebecca’s new status demonstrates loud and proud.”