Guy Barr has joined the Newcastle offices of Gordon Brown Law Firm (GBLF) as an associate solicitor.
His new role will see him focus on providing cost-effective advice on disputes, risks and wider commercial issues to a client base of businesses and individuals.
Guy has a background in professional negligence and is looking to develop his practice in assisting clients with insurance claims and negligence claims against professionals.
He will also work closely with GBLF’s head of wills, trust and probate, Rebecca Harbron Gray, on contentious probate disputes.
Guy brings a wealth of knowledge, having completed his legal studies at Northumbria University and gained a number of years’ experience on the North East legal scene.
After qualifying as a solicitor at the Newcastle office of a leading commercial law firm, Guy became senior associate and then partner at a top regional law firm, and is now taking the next steps in his career with a new role at GBLF.
Guy says: “I was drawn to GBLF due to its reputation as an established and well-respected firm and a mover and shaker in the North East legal market. The firm has a clear focus on technology and innovation in order to serve clients more effectively and efficiently, with progressive initiatives such as introducing a paperless office, as well as a sound business model and a young and ambitious workforce.
“In my new role, I will be working as part of a great team, and will have the opportunity to develop the dispute resolution department alongside property litigation specialist James Godden, while exploring new development strategies for the firm in the dispute resolution market.
“I will also be working closely with the wills, trust and probate team, alongside Rebecca Harbron Gray, to aid in its growth, which is a fantastic opportunity given its reputation as one of the best in the region.”
Originally from Lincolnshire, Guy lives in Newcastle with his wife, Helen, and three-year-old daughter. Outside of the office, he has a keen interest in music, with a passion for playing, building and restoring guitars. He also enjoys attending rugby matches, fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting.
Kathryn Taylor, managing partner of GBLF, reflects: “We have brought Guy on board to strengthen our dispute resolution team as part of our overall strategic growth plan and our commitment to providing outstanding client service.
“We know that he will aid in the firm’s development and are confident that the knowledge and expertise he brings with him will make him a fantastic addition to GBLF.”
With offices located in Newcastle and Chester-le-Street, GBLF offers a range of legal services and advice across all areas of family, residential conveyancing, wills and probate, dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law.