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A leading North East commercial law firm has announced the appointment of a new director at a time of strategic growth for the business.

PG Legal has welcomed experienced litigation expert, Chris Ward, who has become an equity director in the business. Chris brings over 30 years of litigation experience to the firm gained from a successful career in the legal industry, including as partner and founder of a successful legal practice.

Chris joins existing directors, and well-known North East lawyers, Phil Dean and Jonathan Fletcher at the firm’s head office in Gateshead. Chris will be instrumental in developing the client base within the litigation department as the firms looks to establish itself as one of the go to firms for litigation services.

Chris said: “This is an exciting time for PG Legal and I am thrilled to be a part of it. Its reputation as an approachable firm, which supports not only the big businesses in the region but also the North East’s SME’s, is continuing to expand thanks to its business development and marketing strategy. I look forward to playing a key role in the continued growth of the firm, especially in relation to its litigation services.”

Having recently gone through a brand refresh and moved into new commercial premises, the firm is certainly looking towards the future as it looks to attract new clients looking for lawyers offering easy to access legal advice.

Director and founder, Phil Dean said: “We are delighted to have Chris join the team. Chris’s appointment is fantastic for PG Legal as not only does he bring strong legal and compliance knowledge to the team, Chris also has an extensive career establishing, managing and growing businesses.

Phil continued, “We are confident that this appointment, alongside other recent steps which the business has taken, will position us as a market leader within our field.”

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