Gordons appoints three new partners

Monday 11th April 2016

Gordons has appointed three new partners in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the firm’s ongoing development.

Duncan Firman, Michael Finnett and Graeme Davy have been promoted from within the firm’s corporate, property and litigation teams respectively.

Duncan joined Gordons eight years ago. In addition to advising clients on a wide range of corporate matters, he has a particular focus on businesses within the leisure and hospitality sector. Duncan’s notable transactions during the last year include the sale of Bradford’s Redhead International to German logistics giant DB Schenker; advising brewer Timothy Taylor on the expansion of its hotel portfolio; and advising Yorkshire-based insurance firm JM Glendinning on its acquisition of AS Green, an independent insurance broker.

A property specialist for the past 14 years, Michael joined Gordons in 2011. He has particular expertise in residential property acting for a number of developers including Orion Homes and Mandale Homes. Referencing Michael, legal directory Chambers & Partners said: “Clients appreciate that he moves at speed and gets jobs done quickly.”

Graeme Davy has been with firm since 2002 and advises businesses involved in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He also heads up Gordons’ debt recovery unit which is described by legal directory The Legal 500 as “excellent”. Graeme’s clients include high street lenders, buy-to-let specialists, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers.

Commenting on the appointments, Gordons managing partner, Paul Ayre, said: “Duncan, Michael and Graeme deserve their promotions. They each have outstanding expertise in their specialist areas and build really strong relationships with clients, which is what Gordons is about.”