New Directors at EMG Solicitors…17th September 2018

AN award-winning law firm is celebrating its continued growth and success by promoting three of its associates to directors. Gwen Jones, Samantha Edward and Richard Swinbank have now joined Emma Gaudern and Jemma Morland as directors at Durham’s EMG Solicitors. The firm was set up in 2014 by Emma Gaudern, and has grown significantly in the last four years.

After moving to Durham’s Abbeywoods Business Park at the end of 2016, the firm has since expanded with the addition of further legal services and now occupies two floors and employs more than 30 team members.

Gwen Jones joined the business in February this year as an associate in the commercial property department where she provides legal help and advice on a range of commercial property matters. Her clients include companies, partnerships, individuals, charities and lenders and Gwen’s main areas of expertise include acquisitions and disposals, care home matters, assisting in new business start-ups, property insolvency matters and acting for commercial landlords and tenants.

Samantha Edward has been with EMG since 2016 and specialises in wills, powers of attorney, mental capacity, estate and trust administration, inheritance tax planning and asset protection. An Oxford graduate, she now looks after a range of clients including business owners, farmers, trustees and was singled out as one of the Legal 500 recommended lawyers in 2017.

Richard Swinbank joined the firm in 2015 and specialises in residential conveyancing, an area of expected expansion over the next 12 months. His main area of expertise is with the sale and purchase of residential properties, along with re-mortgaging, investment properties and transfer of equity.

Managing director Emma Gaudern is excited to welcome the three new directors to the board, and said their promotion reflects the quality of legal advice on offer, as well as the growth of the business.

“It’s wonderful that we can celebrate the success of EMG Solicitors by promoting three of our associate solicitors to directors, and I’m delighted to be able to reward the dedication that our new directors have shown throughout their time with us.,

“Their promotion is a testament to all of their hard work since joining the firm, and I believe is the best way to acknowledge everything they have achieved.

“I have always believed we have the finest team in the region here at EMG and as we continue to grow and receive national recognition, it’s fitting that we can expand our board of directors to reflect this.

“I look forward to many more years working together with Gwen, Samantha and Richard and am confident we can implement our growth plans together over the next 12 months.”

EMG Solicitors has built a solid reputation for providing first class legal advice and support across a range of sectors including Court of Protection, wills, trusts and probate, family law and residential conveyancing.