North East Connected


A HIGH flying young lawyer has taken up a position back in the city that put her on her career path.

Amy Orange has recently joined the family team at Richard Reed Solicitors, following gaining a first-class law degree at the University of Sunderland and then further studying on the legal practice course and qualifying for a Masters degree.

And now, after gaining four years’ experience as a paralegal for a leading Newcastle law firm, she has come back to Sunderland to progress her career again.

Amy’s new post as a newly qualified solicitor will see her representing parents and other family members in all Family Court proceedings as part of a busy department at the Frederick Street practice.

“I always wanted to work in an area of law where I felt I could do the most good,” said Amy.

“With the type of work we do, you are dealing with the most vulnerable people in society on a daily basis and I get a lot from helping those who need it most.

“We work on very serious cases, so it’s fantastic to be working somewhere like Richard Reed where everyone is so supportive and its like being part of a family.

“Even though I’ve only joined quite recently, I already have been made to feel really welcome and at home by everyone.”

Sarah Reid, Managing Director at Richard Reed, said she was delighted to have Amy as part of the team.

“Amy started her legal career in Sunderland so it’s fantastic that she’s chosen to come back here,” she said.

“She is already proving to be a huge asset and we are very pleased to welcome her into the Richard Reed family.”

Amy is also actively involved in the not-for-profit charity United for Children North-East, set up by a group of solicitors, barristers and judges to raise funds for the most vulnerable children and young people across the North East.

“Our story began in 2019, following a tremendously successful food bank appeal and now our aim is to raise money each year to support projects which directly benefit young people across the region, working with agencies and charities which support those in crisis and most in financial need.”

A recent event in Newcastle – supported by The Hairy Bikers – raised more than £4000.

“We also launched a raffle before Christmas and all of those proceeds will be split between De Paul and Moving On, charities which help young homeless people or those at risk of being homeless,” said Amy.

“It’s a fantastic charity to be involved with and gives us the opportunity to give something back.”

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