Gordon Brown Law Firm welcomes new family specialist to its team

December 4, 2019

North East law firm Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP has strengthened its eight-strong family law team with the recruitment of a collaboratively trained lawyer

Naomi Potter, who is originally from Norwich and moved to the region seven years ago, has joined Gordon Brown Law Firm (GBLF) with extensive experience in family law spanning 19 years.

She is an accredited specialist with Resolution, a UK-wide group of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues in a constructive way.

Naomi is also a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme and is trained in collaborative law, which means she can help advise the firm’s clients on alternative routes to dealing with their differences in a face-to-face setting.

Naomi developed an interest in law as a teenager after spending time as a barrister clerk. She got her first big break as a legal assistant at a law firm in Norwich when she was 19 and hasn’t looked back since.

Based in the Newcastle and Chester-le-Street offices, she will work with the family law team on matrimonial finance and divorce cases, as well as complex family and property matters.

Commenting on her appointment, Naomi says: “I made the decision to move to Gordon Brown Law Firm as I admired the team’s dedication to excellent customer service and client care. I’m really looking forward to working with head of family law Simon Dakers, as well as the rest of the team.”

Naomi’s appointment to GBLF brings the firm’s headcount to 77 across its Chester-le-Street and Newcastle offices. In the past year, the law firm has made two appointments to the team, alongside a raft of internal promotions.

Simon says: “I am delighted to welcome Naomi to the team.

“We pride ourselves on delivering an efficient and effective service to our family and matrimonial clients and Naomi’s appointment strengthens that offering.”

Kathryn Taylor, managing partner at GBLF, adds: “At GBLF, we are dedicated to ensuring that we have the best legal talent in the region and it’s great to welcome Naomi to our growing team. “Naomi stands out as someone who not only shares our firm’s values, but she also brings with her specialist expertise as a collaboratively trained family lawyer, which will hopefully enable our clients to avoid court and help preserve relationships at what can be a very difficult time.”

Gordon Brown Law Firm
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.
0191 388 1778

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