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).

 

 

#TeamPJR heading out for an evening at our local Number 8 theatre … a Mamma Mia Sing-A-Long!! From left :

Sharon is our recently qualified Paralegal but has been with the firm since 2001 so has extensive experience of dealing with clients in family law cases.

Stephanie is our Office Administrator and takes responsibility for our Lexcel compliance together with all other back office functions

Debbie – another long serving Paralegal support – sadly passed away after a short illness, in January 2019. A tragic loss to the practice ..

#TeamPJR supports local charity events where practical, principally for St Richard's Hospice (Worcester) and always up for having fun, whenever time allows!

 

 

 

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 !)