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Tees law firm has almost doubled the size of its workforce after a period of growth

There has been an Archers in Teesside for over 150 years. Now known as Archers Law, the firm has grown from humble beginnings on the high street to a modern law firm employing more than 70 talented people.

With a focus on Teesside and surrounding areas, the firm has strengthened its position in the regional market, managing a period of growth that has seen it almost doubling the size of its workforce.

The expansion, along with recent professional accolades, has bolstered the reputation of the firm. Recognition at the Northern Law Awards for both personal and business client services highlights the firm’s expertise, with shortlistings and winner titles across corporate, commercial property, family and private client sectors. The firm was shortlisted as Northern Law Firm of the Year.

With expansion across the commercial property, corporate, employment and private client teams successfully managed, the appointment of Kenton Bazeley in 2018 as partner and head of litigation has led to that area of law quickly following suit after an 18-month development period.

Two further litigation appointments, associate solicitor Helen Lyne and legal assistant Natalie Wilson, have been an integral part of the team, with the recent appointment of solicitor Hayley Bartram strengthening further.

Kenton said: “While the team has seen a dramatic level of development in both the quality and quantity of litigation work, the best thing about the team is the positivity.

“There is a real energy and enthusiasm to succeed as a team and to do the very best for the clients.”

Archers has doubled the size of its corporate offering in the last two years. The appointment of Oliver Hebdon during the summer followed an earlier boost to the team with solicitor Jayne Jones joining and Daniel Flounders’ promotion to partner.

The team’s success has led to the expansion of its mergers and acquisitions service across the region.

David Adams, partner and head of corporate, said: “Our recent appointments support the growth of the team and the increase in the number of deals from clients has ensured we have the right level of legal expertise to provide a first-class provision.”

Archers’ business client team received further recognition in the recently published Legal 500. Outside of Newcastle, the commercial property, litigation and corporate services had top tier rankings, with both employment and corporate as highest-ranking legal 500 teams in Teesside for their respective areas of law.

Managing partner Christopher Todd added: “Clients often say we are straightforward and approachable – the type of people that they want to work with.

“In the 28 years I have been at the firm, I consider our current team to be the best. We trust in their expertise to provide our personal and business clients with the highest of standards in legal advice.”

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