New Employment and Family Mediation Services for clients

Posted: 1st June 2020

AWARD-WINNING EMG Solicitors is consolidating its position as one of the fastest growing law firms in the region, with a further two new Solicitor appointments.

EMG Solicitors, which has its head office at Abbeywood Business Park, Durham and a second office at Gosforth High Street, Newcastle has taken on two well-known lawyers, Graham Shannon and Sue McArthur, who join the practice which now employs more than 50 staff across the business.

Graham, who has joined the Litigation Team as an Associate has practised as a Solicitor since 1989 and was previously a Partner at a law firm with offices in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

“EMG Solicitors, has an excellent reputation in the marketplace and when the opportunity arose to support the firm in developing a specialist employment practice it was a good choice for me,” said Graham, who lives in Gosforth.“I have been really impressed by the level of service provided as well as the firm’s culture and it’s great to feel part of the team.”

Sue McArthur has joined as a Senior Associate Solicitor at the firm and brings over 30 years’ experience. Sue trained as a solicitor in London and lived and worked there for 10 years before emigrating to Australia and requalifying there as both a Barrister and a Solicitor. Sue returned to the North East in 2003.

Sue has spent the majority of that time in a practice in Gosforth as a Partner and Head of the Family Department. Sue is well known in her field and is a longstanding member of Resolution, a national association of Family Law Professionals, both as a Solicitor and as a qualified Mediator.

Julia Middleton, Director and Head of Family Services, added: “We are delighted to welcome Sue to the family team. Her mediation and family practice are well known regionally and we’re thrilled to have her on board”.

Emma Gaudern, MD Comments: “I am really excited to see our Gosforth office growing, and the strength and expertise that both Graham & Sue offer will bring solid growth to the practice. Despite the current climate with Coronavirus, the firm remains strong and we look forward to the next quarter where we can continue to build on our success once again”

The latest appointments are part of the firm’s on-going growth strategy.

“We had a successful year last year and our focus is to continue to grow and ensure that we offer our clients a range of services, delivered to the highest standards,” “We have an incredible team across all areas, which is being strengthened by people like Graham and Sue who have just joined us.” Emma said.