Muckle LLP backs the region signing Tees Valley Combined Authority deal

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We’re delighted to have signed a deal with the Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen to boost the region by supporting young people, communities and businesses.

Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen announced today that seven local and specialist law firms have committed to supporting young people, communities and businesses.

A great deal

The deal means Muckle LLP will be one of the law firms to provide services for all the organisations as part of 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, we will be offering a range of services and initiatives for the wider good of the Tees Valley. These include mentoring programmes, volunteering their services on a pro bono basis, offering careers advice, engaging with schools, colleges and universities to help young people, businesses and charities across the region.


The heart of the North East

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 to be playing our part in supporting 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.”

Specialist legal advice to support game-changing projects

Mayor 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.”

“Our law firms are part of our brilliant professional services sector, which is continuing to grow and offer good-quality, well-paid jobs for local people. Thanks to projects like the Darlington Economic Campus, bringing with it 1,500 civil service roles, opportunities in the sector are only increasing.

“Following the announcement that the Treasury and other major government departments are coming to Darlington we’ve seen a raft of new companies looking to setup in the region. Our growing professional services sector means our young people can see that they can stay local and go far. There’s no need to go to a big city for a rewarding career, these are available right here, right now.”

For more information on how we can help businesses and communities across the region, please contact Alison Walton on 0191 211 7850 or email [email protected].