FAST-GROWING North East law firm Coles Solicitors has moved into Teesside, bringing its number of offices to five.
The Northallerton-based group has opened its latest branch in Yarm. In addition to its head office, Coles also has outlets in York, Thirsk and Settle.
The Yarm office will be headed by Alison Skene, who joined Coles as a consultant almost four years ago.
Coles managing director and principal solicitor Peter Gibson said: “We’ve been looking for suitable premises in Yarm for some time, so are particularly pleased to be able to open our doors there at last, continuing to push at the old traditional boundaries of Yorkshire.
“This one is within spitting distance of the River Tees – the old county boundary. We’ll be able to offer our full range of services through our newest office, from wills and probate, conveyancing, personal injury, debt recovery and, of course, Alison’s specialism – she is a resolution-trained family collaborative lawyer.
“Collaborative family law provides a flexible process of resolving issues together by agreement with the assistance of lawyers to seek to achieve agreed aims but without the threat of court proceedings.”
Carrie Iriving will also be joining the Yarm team in a support role.
Skene, who lives in Darlington, said: “Carrie and I are delighted to be able to offer a quality service to clients in the Yarm and Northallerton areas.
“I am particularly excited to be able to develop the collaborative law aspect of the practice. Collaborative law is the genuine ‘other way’ to resolve family issues together, which many people seek yet do not think exists.”