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From left: Members of the Coles team, Jo Kimmitt; Annie Drew; Kate Bell-McClurg; Joe Taylor; Peter Gibson and John Ravalde.
Rebecca Wayman

Yorkshire's Coles Solicitors expand up North with new Stockton branch

A Yorkshire law firm is branching out with a new North East office to meet increasing demand.

Coles Solicitors, which has offices across the county, has opened its new Tees Valley hub in Stockton-on-Tees.

The firm has seen year-on-year growth of customers and turnover, and it is planned that the move will further boost its reputation in the Tees Valley.

Director, Alex Spurr said: “We decided to relocate from Yarm to Stockton largely due to the town’s resurgence as the dominant town in the area.

“The new office provides us with much more practical, modern office space, similar to our existing commercial bases in York, Harrogate and Northallerton.”

Alex added that the increased space would allow the firm to provide an improved service for clients, while the town centre location will make it more accessible to customers across the Tees Valley.

Alex added: “The additional space means that we can offer a broader range of services from this branch, including our commercial services, tax and estate planning, residential property and family.

“As a large number of our Tees Valley customers live in Ingleby Barwick, Stockton and Middlesbrough, this location will be more convenient, but we will still offer home visits to our customers, so the impact of relocating from our Yarm office will be minimal, even for those who cannot travel.

“Our combination of commercial and traditional high street legal services also makes the town centre location essential for individuals to access us, bucking the trend for law firms to relocate out of town centres into business parks.”

The Stockton office will also be set to reaffirm the company’s commitment to supporting the communities it serves.

Managing director, Peter Gibson, commented: “A large number of our staff are from the Stockton area and have all previously worked for firms in the Tees Valley so it will be manned by local people.

“As a firm, we love to be involved with and support the local community and having our staff living near to our offices makes this even easier.”

Coles employs 62 members of staff in 10 offices across North Yorkshire, Teesside and East Cleveland.

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