Northumberland’s longest established firm of solicitors Gibson & Co, which was founded in 1715, was successful at the recent Northern Law Awards.
Partner, Morpeth resident Toby Gibson, took home the prestigious accolade of Lawyer of the Year and the work and achievements of the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department saw it recognised as the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year for the region.
While the litigation team act for a large number of high-profile regional clients, it also carries out high value and complex work for international clients and this was highlighted by the judges.
Toby and his wife Jane established the firm’s litigation practice in 2003 and the team undertaking the work has grown steadily and now consists of three partners and four associate solicitors advising on a wide variety of disputes.
Toby, pictured, said: “I am very proud to receive this award. I feel that I am being recognised for work that has been carried out not just by me, but by all of our team.”