A leading North East commercial law firm has promoted one of its key team members to director.

Charlotte Emerson, a commercial property solicitor, becomes director and will supervise and develop the commercial property team as well as oversee the business development for the team.

After graduating from Northumbria University with a master’s degree in Law, Charlotte began her career with PG Legal seven years ago with a work experience placement. This was followed by a two-year training contract before continuing her career as a fully qualified solicitor.

Jonathan Fletcher, managing director at PG Legal, said: “Charlotte has played a key part in the development of our commercial property department since joining our team. Her dedication and approach are outstanding and we are incredibly proud that she is the first to develop with us from starting on work experience to becoming a director within our business.

“Charlotte’s appointment is part of our strategic growth plan which will see our client base continue to grow across the region. She will head up a team of solicitors and trainees and will be an exemplar mentor. Her attitude and professionalism perfectly reflect our company values, which is to provide a high quality, holistic and full-service approach to support local business with their legal needs.”

Charlotte said: “I am thrilled to have been appointed as a director at PG Legal. I have thoroughly enjoyed developing my career with the firm and experiencing the recent and significant development of the business, its move to larger and more central offices and its brand refresh.

“Throughout my career with PG Legal, the company has built a strong reputation in the business community and has welcomed a range of clients from charities and micro businesses to some of the region’s most reputable businesses. I am proud to have been a part of that journey and I look forward to contributing to its future growth.”