A growing commercial law firm has recruited an established team of legal specialists as it continues to invest in the Tees Valley.

Square One Law has recruited four specialist employment law experts to join its existing team, all of whom have joined the company’s growing Tees Valley office.

Employment partner Liz Casey will co-ordinate the further development of the firm’s Tees Valley presence while continuing to support existing business and client relationships alongside senior associates Lauren Mills and Joanne McHale-Young and paralegal, Debbie Howes.

The four had all previously worked together at law firm Knights, which was formerly Archers Law LLP. Combined, they boast 71 years’ experience helping organisations navigate the legal complexities of employment law, from collective redundancies to intricate outsourcing, restructuring and TUPE transactions.

Liz said: “We’re delighted to have joined the employment team at Square One Law. The firm has a great reputation across the region and their progressive approach will allow us to continue to deliver exceptional work for our clients, while remaining together as a team.

“As soon as we met the firm’s partners, we knew it was the perfect fit. They share our values of integrity and always putting our clients first, and they are incredibly passionate about investing in the Tees Valley, which all four of us are proud to call home.

“Square One Law is an ambitious firm and has great things planned for the future – I think I speak for all of us when I say how excited we are to be here.”

The hiring of Debbie, Joanne, Lauren and Liz aligns with Square One’s goal of continuing to invest in the Tees Valley following the opening of its new, larger Darlington practice at Morton Palms Business Park in 2021.

Jean-Pierre Van Zyl, employment partner and head of the Employment Team, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Debbie, Joanne, Lauren and Liz to the employment team.

“Each of them brings a great set of unique experiences, local knowledge and networks and together will play a key role as we continue to work with and support local businesses whilst accelerating the growth of Square One Law across the Tees Valley.

“Since we opened our first office in Stockton in 2018, we’ve continued to invest in our people and growing our team and this is something we aim to continue throughout 2024 and beyond.”