Truth Legal names new managing director

Truth Legal in Harrogate has promoted solicitor Georgina Parkin to managing director.

The new managing director will spearhead the growth of the law firm as it embarks on the next stage of its expansion plans.

Parkin, who is vice president of Harrogate and District Law Society, will work closely with the Truth Legal’s founder and former managing director, Andrew Gray. He will now focus on the business development and marketing of the law firm.

This includes the development of the company’s podcast series, which has made more than 40 broadcasts since going live two years ago, and its website, which has reached more than 37,000 page visits a month to its blogs alone.

Having grown into a team of nearly 20 staff since opening its doors seven years ago, Truth Legal is now setting its sights on launching a specialist immigration law department. The firm has just opened specialist consumer law and property litigation departments.

Parkin, who specialises in personal injury law, civil litigation and employment law, has worked for Truth Legal for six years and joined its board as a director in 2016. She previously worked for BLM and DWF before joining Truth Legal.

Commenting on her appointment, Parkin said: “I look forward to working with the home-grown legal talent that exists across Truth Legal to take forward our diverse expertise into new areas.”

“My career began here as a trainee solicitor, and it has been a great experience to contribute to its future success, and at the same time to see similar growth in my career.”

“I am proud that we continue to help so many people to obtain access to justice and that we provide an ethical, human and affordable service—a true cornerstone of our success.”

Gray said: “Georgina has been a key member of the team at Truth Legal since we were in our infancy and brings a raft of skills to her new role—ones which will help us accelerate our plans to expand and diversify.”

He added: “Georgina’s appointment will also equip me with more time to concentrate on the marketing and development of the business, bringing to life new ways of building on our reputation as online innovators in the UK legal sector.”