Teesside University law students team up with local legal experts

Teesside University law students with (l-r) Emma Teare (senior lecturer at Teesside University) and Paul Bury (managing partner at Endeavour Partnership)

Teesside University law students with (l-r) Emma Teare (senior lecturer at Teesside University) and Paul Bury (managing partner at Endeavour Partnership)

Endeavour Partnership is working with the legal stars of the future to help them decide on their career paths.


The commercial legal firm, at Teesdale in Stockton, has teamed up with Teesside University to give their law students an experience of what it is like to work in the industry.


As part of the ongoing partnership, around 30 students joined the team at Endeavour to take part in a ‘day in the life of a lawyer’ gaining an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of the various departments and specialisms, including commercial litigation, banking and finance, employment, corporate recovery and insolvency, commercial property and many more.


The aim of these events and partnerships with local universities and colleges is to provide professional help and guidance to students as they make decisions about the areas they might like to study.


Practice manager at Endeavour Partnership, Sharon Hutchinson, explained: – “Retaining local talent is very important to us as we know there is so much in our region. We strive to continually recruit the very best the legal profession in the North East has to offer as we, as a business, continue to grow. Indeed some of our current trainees and partners themselves qualified at Teesside University and have been working with the Teesside University students to explain how they have progressed through their careers.


“The aim is to provide those with an interest in commercial law with an idea of what to expect from the career. We also hope that it shows what a vibrant practice Endeavour Partnership is, the incredible variety of opportunities we have on offer and the success stories we already have to share thanks to the variety of disciplines and sectors we operate in.”


The agreement with Endeavour Partnership is another example of law students at Teesside being able to experience working on real life legal cases. The University already runs Teesside Law Clinic, which allows final year law students to provide free legal advice, guidance and representation to the public under the supervision of qualified solicitors.


Professor Paul Crawshaw, acting Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Business and Law at Teesside University, said: “We pride ourselves on being able to offer students first hand industry experience to complement their academic studies and we have strong working relationships with a number of regional employers.


“This partnership with Endeavour will provide another outstanding student learning experience and offer invaluable insight into a wide range of specialisms within the legal profession.”


Endeavour Partnership, which now has a team of 45, has started a period of recruitment as it continues with its planned growth for 2016, following a successful 2015 where the firm exceeded its anticipated development across the North East.


The company has a reputation spanning over 15 years and has continued to grow at its base at Teesdale in Stockton. In 2015, the firm enjoyed steady growth and underwent a period of restructuring during its 15th year in business.


Anyone interested in finding out more about career opportunities at Endeavour can visit http://www.endeavourpartnership.com/recruitment/