Our Team

Penny Raby -

Penny Raby

Penny Raby
Penny has practised as a Family Lawyer since 1980.
She was a partner with Armitage Sykes & Hinchcliffe in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, until 1994, when she moved back to her native Midlands to marry Mike Gordon.
Penny Raby & Co. was set up in 1995 in Pershore, Worcestershire.
She has appeared on television and radio on behalf of local and national Law Societies in Yorkshire and Worcestershire. She was the first Lady President of Worcestershire Law Society in 1995/96, and served a second term as President in 2003/04. 

She is currently Vice – Chair of the national Sole Practitioners’ Group for solicitors, due to succeed as Chair in April 2019 

She is a member of Resolution, the national family Lawyers’ Association, and has served as President of the West Yorkshire and Worcestershire committees. 

Penny enjoys reading and country walking and is a Church Warden at St. Mary’s Wick. She also enjoys performing the mini pantomime (Snow White & The Seven Small Business People .. and variations thereupon!) she devised with Mike Gordon, which they have toured internationally, for networking, charity and family occasions.

Mike Gordon -

Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon
Mike qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant in 1984
He had an early career in a wide range of accountancy and financial management roles with major PLCs such as British Leyland, Black & Decker and Unigate. He progressed to a number of private ventures, mainly involved in distribution and logistics in the period 1990 – 1996.
He established the initial administration and back office systems for Penny Raby & Co. and as the firm developed a niche practice in money cases, he joined as full time consultant in 1998. He was instrumental in achieving Lexcel status for the firm in 2004.
Mike plays an active role in the Pershore business and social community and is Treasurer of Pershore Civic Society, runs a very popular 4Networking group in Leamington, and in his spare time (!) is Chairman and promoter of the Las Mimosas Beach Club in Mijas Costa, Malaga.
Yet still finds time to devote to his lifelong passion for GOLF ! Handicap constantly 9.9 .. just into single figures ;o))

And finally … Penny and Mike are happily married .. to each other .. and have two adult children, two grandchildren and a certain dog (see below).

 

 

From left :

Suzanne is our newest recruit, having joined us in 2015 as a Legal Assistant. She is a management studies graduate with work history in investment banking and is working her way towards qualifying as a solicitor.

Sharon is our Personal Assistant and has extensive experience of dealing with clients in family law cases. She has been with the firm since 2001.

Debbie is a Paralegal has been with the firm since 2000 and has the Institute of Legal Executives Family Law certificate qualification.

The picture shows us at one of our charity sponsored events, for St Richard's Hospice (Worcester). A FAB walk on the Malvern Hills in early summer. We make time to support our local charities, and have fun, whenever possible!

 

 

 

Bella our Alsatian/Husky cross can be found, usually lying upside down, on a window sill at the office. She is on call 24/7 for walking, swimming and other energetic exercise. Also quite partial to tummy tickling and gentle stroking. She does not charge for such beneficial therapy (yet !)