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Muckle LLP lands deal with Tees Valley Combined Authority

Leading North East law firm Muckle LLP is backing the region’s ambitious growth plans following the appointment of a four-year contract to deliver legal services to Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Muckle LLP will be one of seven law firms to provide services for all the organisations within the Tees Valley Combined Authority Group, including the Teesworks site and Teesside International Airport, to help it deliver a range of ambitious projects.

As part of the four-year deal, Muckle LLP will be offering a range of services and initiatives for the wider good of the Tees Valley to support young people, communities and businesses in the area. These include mentoring programmes, volunteering services on a pro bono basis, offering careers advice, engaging with schools, colleges and universities to help young people, businesses and charities.

The deal comes at an exciting time of significant development and ambitious growth for the Tees Valley region, and the contract win will see Muckle LLP providing specialist legal advice across all departments of its business.

The Tees Valley region has been in the spotlight since the Treasury and other major government departments announced their high profile moves to Darlington – something which is expected to act as a catalyst for further growth.

Alison Walton, Partner in the commercial team and head of Public Procurement, said: “Supporting people, communities and businesses across the whole of the North East is at the heart of everything we do, and we’re delighted to have been appointed to support the Tees Valley Combined Authority Group.

“This is such an exciting appointment for us and we’re proud and honoured to be playing our part in supporting charities, communities and organisations across the Tees Valley region.

“Our specialist legal skills are second to none and as a nationally-renowned firm we are looking forward to supporting some of the Tees Valley’s most ambitious projects at such an important time for the region.”

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “We’re delighted to have signed Muckle LLP as part of our new legal framework to support the game-changing projects we’re delivering across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, including Teesworks, the Teesside Freeport, our airport and much more.

“They will not only help support us with their expert advice, but they’re going further to make sure local people across the Tees Valley feel the benefit, by offering things such as local business support, skills workshops and interview training, and careers guidance, as well as committing to traineeships and apprenticeships and work experience to help inspire the next generation of would-be lawyers.”

Muckle is the North East’s leading independent law firm for businesses, with specialist expertise in virtually every area of commercial law, including procurement; commercial; corporate; banking; property; construction; employment; dispute resolution; technology; agriculture; intellectual property; public sector; registered providers; charities; energy; sports and education law.

Famous for its extensive community work, the law firm is passionate about supporting local causes and has made over £560,000 of charitable grants to North East community projects since it set up its Muckle Fund at the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear & Northumberland.

Information services provider Experian MarketIQ has found Muckle to be one of the most active North East dealmakers over the last five years. Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK, the country’s leading legal directories, also rank Muckle top in the region for corporate and commercial legal advice.

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