Helping clients for over 25 years
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 served as Chair of the National Sole Practitioners’ Group for solicitors through the exceptional period of #CV19 from 2019 – 2022 and now holds the post of Treasurer. 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 and Authorised Lay Minister 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 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 a 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 an active networker both locally and nationally, online and off! For leisure, he enjoys gardening aka the grunt work for Penny’s many thriving fruit and vegetable beds in Wick. And for pleasure it has to be his lifelong passion for GOLF! Handicap permanently 9.9 .. just into single figures. And finally… Penny and Mike are happily married… to each other and have two adult children, two grandchildren, and a certain dog (see below).
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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.
Trisha is a Chartered Certified Accountant who joined us in 2019 and provides further financial accountancy and analysis skills in financial matters.
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Why choose us?
Penny Raby & Co are the divorce lawyers you turn to when it matters most. With an established global network and reach, they offer high-quality services that come from 25 years of experience in their field.
Just to say thank you for all your support to us at such a difficult and emotional time.
2015 is a new year for us and to let go of the past and look forward to the future. With yourself and your staff giving us the guidance we have now managed to close a chapter in our lives and be grateful for what we have.
Thank you so much.
– Emma and Family