Archers ready to continue growth after strengthening team

A law firm that’s been established on Teesside for more than 150 years, has continued to expand despite the challenges of the pandemic.

Archers Law has grown from humble beginnings on the high street to a modern law firm employing more than 75 talented people across a range of legal sectors.

With a focus on Teesside and surrounding areas, the firm has strengthened its position in the regional market and is preparing for a period of growth that has seen it strengthen the support services at the firm. An increase in instruction and growth throughout the pandemic has led to six appointments in the central support team in recent months.

This began with the appointment of Sara Hall as practice manager, with responsibility for the overall management of the practice. Richard Garland then joined the firm as finance manager to aid with managing the firm’s revenue and reporting. Meanwhile, Lauren Martin joined the fast-growing Litigation team as legal secretary.

Three additional roles were filled when Melanie Brundall and Jessica Wadsworth joined Archers as accounts assistant and legal secretary (commercial property) respectively and Catherine Prosser also joined the firm in a new role as risk and compliance manager.

New practice manager Sara said:

“It’s been a strange time starting a new role during the pandemic. However, the team at Archers have been extremely welcoming and helped me ease into the role, working both in the office and from home.

“It’s an exciting time at Archers Law with the team growing and we are delighted to be in a position to be recruiting new team members in support roles to help grow our offering to clients during the pandemic.”

Of his new role as finance manager, Richard said: “I was fortunate to have been able to do a lot of my initial inductions from a Covid-secure office to learn the systems and procedures. Now I am working remotely and the support from the firm has been great. The team are friendly and I have felt comfortable and safe attending the office.”

Melanie and Jessica both started their employment on the same day, albeit they have had very different experiences so far. Melanie is working from the office to gain an understanding of the systems and Jessica, who is relocating to the area soon, is working entirely remotely and hasn’t been into the office yet. Lauren hit the ground running in a busy litigation team, who have surpassed all targets with their work this year.

Christopher Todd, managing partner at Archers Law, said: “We know it’s been a tough time for many of our clients and contacts. By strengthening our support team, we are implementing the structure for growth to be able to provide clients with the best possible legal advice and service.

“We are in the fortunate position to be able to continue growing during the pandemic. However, we appreciate that is not the case for everyone.”

Archers Law is a multi-discipline law firm with longstanding roots in the region.

It has grown from humble beginnings on the high street to a modern law firm employing talented people across its business and personal legal teams.

Archers Law is on the lookout for new talent in a variety of legal areas and with a range of experience. If you are interested in joining a modern law firm or would like to have a conversation about any of the current vacancies, visit or email All conversations will be held in strictest confidence.