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Tony Eastwood of Goodswens, with Coles' managing director, Peter Gibson.
Rebecca Wayman

Yorkshire law firm expands into Tees Valley seaside location

A law firm with roots in Yorkshire has further expanded into the Tees Valley with the acquisition of a practice in Redcar.

Coles Solicitors, which now has a portfolio of 11 offices across Yorkshire and the Tees Valley, has recently acquired Goodswens in the seaside town.

The acquisition has secured the positions of those at the Redcar firm and takes the total number of employees across the Coles group to over 70.

Having grown up in the area, managing director, Peter Gibson has been looking at acquisition opportunities in the area for some time.

He said: “Goodswens has always had an excellent reputation and I have wanted to bring Coles to the place where I grew up for a long time.

“We see the Tees Valley as a strong place for growth and inward investment. We’re looking forward to bringing our modern, proactive legal approach to the community.”

Goodswens was established in the 1950s in the same office as it stands today on the town’s High Street.

Through Coles’ current specialists, both new and existing clients can now benefit from additional services including personal injury and a broad range of commercial work.

Peter added: “The additional location means greater access to our vast array of services for current and future clients, with those of Goodswens benefitting from a larger, stronger team.”

This acquisition comes after a recent move into the Tees Valley for the firm following the opening of its Stockton office in March.

Coles Solicitors offers a range of personal and commercial legal services from 11 offices across Yorkshire and the Tees Valley.

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