PG Legal was launched in 2011 by director Phil Dean and had two team members. The business has now significantly grown to employ almost two-dozen legal experts and dedicated support staff.
During its eight years in business the firm has also expanded its service offerings from commercial property to include; dispute resolution, tax law, employment law, corporate solutions, debt recovery, director’s individual legal support, education, land and new homes – developer services, landlord and tenant, telecommunications and energy projects.
Director and founder, Phil Dean said: “We’ve exceeded all expectations of what we thought we would achieve in eight years. The team is fantastic, and several recent key appointments have fuelled our growth, helping PG Legal to become what it is today.”
Due to its success, in 2017 the firm went through a brand refresh and moved into new commercial premises on the Team Valley to accommodate its growing team and client base. The directors of the firm have designed and implemented a long-term growth strategy to continue the businesses success.
Phil continued: “Our priority is to provide accessible and affordable legal advice to the region’s SME’s. The North East has some exciting small businesses and start up’s, and a big part of our region’s economy relies on the success of our small to medium sizes businesses. It’s therefore important that we supply the best on -the-ground, sensible advice which ultimately will provide a positive impact on our clients business growth and profitability.
“We’re proud to have evolved from a solely commercial property law firm to a friendly and approachable legal practice which offers a holistic and rounded approach to problem solving. We often have clients who come to us with a problem which turns out to be a different issue to what they first anticipated. That is why we are here – to advise and guide our local businesses.”
Fellow director Jonathan Fletcher joined the firm in 2012, enabling PG Legal to provide much in-demand litigation services. In 2018, the firm welcomed its third director, Chris Ward, who brought over 30 years of litigation experience to the firm gained from a successful career in the legal industry.
The firm’s recent growth has encouraged a raft of new senior appointments for the firm, including marketing manager Vikki Todd, tax solicitor Simon Briton and Paul Hopkinson as consultant.