Peter Snaith, partner and sector head of manufacturing, Womble Bond Dickinson.

Transatlantic law firm named as key partner in Tees Valley growth

A transatlantic law firm headquartered in Newcastle has been named as one of the key partners to support growth in the Tees Valley region.

Womble Bond Dickinson has been appointed to provide services for all the organisations in the Tees Valley Combined Authority Group as part of a new legal framework.

Throughout the four-year partnership, the firm will provide support at a range of projects across the region, including the Teesworks site and Teesside International Airport.

The firm, which operates 26 offices across the UK and US, will work alongside Endeavour Partnership, Jacksons Law, Addleshaw Goddard, Geldards, Muckle LLP and Pinsent Masons, offering a range of services and initiatives to support the Tees Valley to thrive and grow.

These include running mentoring programmes, volunteering their services on a pro bono basis, offering careers advice and engaging with schools, colleges and universities to benefit young people, businesses and charities across the region.

Peter Snaith, partner and sector head of manufacturing, Womble Bond Dickinson, said: “I am delighted that Womble Bond Dickinson has been named one of the partners on the legal framework of the Tees Valley Combined Authority Group.

“Tees Valley represents a huge opportunity for the North East to lead the way in the UK’s green industrial revolution. Being able to support major projects such as Teesside International Airport’s 10 Year Plan and the creation of Teesworks - the UK’s largest freeport – means that the firm can play a crucial role in supporting the economic recovery of both the region and the UK.”

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, commented: “We’re delighted to have signed Womble Bond Dickinson 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 are going further to make sure local people across our region 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.”

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