WELCOME ABOARD: Louise Gudgin has joined McGarry and Co in Barnard Castle
WELCOME ABOARD: Louise Gudgin has joined McGarry and Co in Barnard Castle

LOUISE Gudgin has joined expanding legal practice McGarry and Co as an additional full time solicitor based at the Barnard Castle base from where she will also cover the firm’s Hawes and Sedbergh offices.

Originally hailing from Stockport, Ms Gudgin has lived most of her life in the North East, graduating from Newcastle University in 1990 before passing her professional exams at the College of Law in York and working for a local practice in the fields of matrimonial law, conveyancing, criminal law and civil litigation.

She took a career break for five years during which her three children were born and returned to professional practice in 1999, working primarily in personal injury and civil litigation, but also for a defendant insurer, giving her a useful insight into the view from the other side of the litigation process. She said: “I often see people at difficult times in their personal or business lives, and it is very rewarding to be able to provide support, guidance and practical assistance to people at these times.

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“One of the things which drew me to McGarry & Co is this shared view of providing what some may call an ‘old-fashioned’ client-focused, friendly and professional service.”

Managing partner Michael McGarry added: “As a rural practice, we do specialise in agricultural and rural issues but provide a wide range of legal services offering a very personal service to our clients.

“As Louise mentions, it’s maybe an old fashioned idea but we do believe in very high levels of service and want to get to know our clients so we can best advise them.”