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Our Partners

Deborah Kirtley

Bringing over 33 years of legal expertise to the firm, Deborah joined our corporate and commercial department as a partner. Deborah is responsible for developing and supporting the firm’s growing several banking and finance clients, using her extensive legal knowledge to promote a new borrower-led service that is aimed at assisting businesses looking to raise […]

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Nigel Williams

Nigel joined our firm in 2018 as a Partner in the corporate and commercial department, having worked at large national firms throughout his career. Over the past six years, Nigel’s connections and experience have helped add to the firm’s solid reputation for corporate work and he continues to work regularly on transactions with local, national […]

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Theresa Carling

Specialising in employment law since 2001, Theresa qualified with a boutique commercial firm in Lancashire before joining a regional heavyweight practice. Returning to Teesside she has specialised solely in employment law since qualifying in 2006 and has a broad range of clients across commercial, charitable and public sectors. She also has vast experience in dealing with senior-level […]

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James Craddock

James is a partner in the firm’s commercial disputes team. He advises on a wide range of high-value and complex matters. He has a particular focus on complex litigation including breach of contract, product liability, construction disputes (including arbitration), shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, tortious claims and professional negligence. He has a specialism in the automotive […]

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Ged Flanagan

Commencing employment with the firm in January 2016, Ged previously spent 15 years with a national law firm. After qualifying as a solicitor in 2002, he has practised as a commercial disputes lawyer ever since. Originally joining the firm in an Associate role,  Ged was promoted to partner in 2017. Ged is an experienced commercial […]

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Alex Smith

Alex regularly advises corporate clients in respect of complex freehold and leasehold property disputes and developments including issues as to the interpretation of legal documentation, construction, dilapidations, service charges, adverse possession, site clearances and allegations of breaches of covenant. Alex has further utilised and built upon his Masters’ degree in International, European and Business law […]

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Nik Tunley

After qualifying as a solicitor in 2004 with a large North East based firm, Nik joined The Endeavour Partnership a few years later and became a partner in 2012. Nik is currently the head of the corporate team and forms a part of the firm’s leadership team. Nik has gained a great insight into how […]

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Jamie Brown

Jamie graduated from the University of Manchester with an honours degree in Geology prior to starting his career in the legal profession. He was employed as an exploration geologist, contracted to several international oil companies on both offshore and onshore overseas projects. Continuing his academic studies, Jamie was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Advanced Commercial Property Law from […]

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Martin McKinnell

Starting out at the firm as a trainee solicitor, Martin qualified as a solicitor within our Corporate and Commercial team before being promoted to an associate in 2016. He is now our in-house technology specialist and heads up the team. Martin regularly advises on a variety of complex commercial matters including distribution agreements, franchise agreements, agency […]

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James Butler

Having specialised as a member of our Corporate and Commercial team in 2014 after gaining an extensive range of knowledge and experience during his two year training contract with the firm, James now deals with both transactional and non-transactional work, advising businesses and business owners on all matters of company law and commercial arrangements. He […]

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