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Alumnus takes the helm of leading law firm

18 April 2019 @TeesUniNews

 

A Teesside University alumnus has been appointed the managing partner of a leading North East law firm.

Lee Bramley, Teesside University graduate and Managing Partner of Endeavour Partnership.
Lee Bramley, Teesside University graduate and Managing Partner of Endeavour Partnership.

Lee Bramley has been appointed as Stockton-based Endeavour Partnership’s new Managing Partner, having been with the firm for over 17 years.

He takes over from Paul Bury, a founding partner, who has announced his retirement from the firm he helped to establish in 1999.

Throughout his career, Paul has worked for a number of high-profile clients- such as ICI- and on several high-profile contracts such as the acquisition of Cameron’s Brewery.

The 64-year-old will continue as a consultant for Endeavour and intends to maintain and develop his involvement with Butterwick Hospice, The Prince’s Trust and other third sector organisations operating in the Tees Valley.

Lee, who previously headed the commercial disputes and insolvency departments, took over the role at the start of April.

He joined Endeavour in 2002 having completed his law degree at Teesside University.

He became an associate in 2006 and was made partner the following year. Lee established the firm’s Corporate Recovery department in 2012 after completing the CPI, a recognised insolvency qualification.

Lee is dedicated to the area, Teesside born and bred, and is a trustee of Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, as well as the Finlay Cooper Fund.

'I am proud to call Teesside my home,' he said.

'The growing and innovative business sector and the community make this a unique place to both work and live.'

Paul Bury said: 'I have had the most interesting, stimulating and fulfilling career surrounded by an incredible team at Endeavour Partnership.

'The time is now right to hand over the reins so I can enjoy more time with my family and friends as well as pursue my other interests.

'I cannot think of a better person to lead Endeavour as it continues to thrive – Lee has had an illustrious career to date and is hugely respected not just on Teesside, but throughout the legal field.

'We always nurture talent so I know Lee will take this very special firm onto great things.'

Lee added: 'I obviously need to thank Paul for his leadership of the firm over the last five years.

'We did, at that time, set ambitious growth targets, all of which have been met with Paul at the helm. I am genuinely excited to have been given the opportunity to lead this firm, which means so much to me, in the future.

'With the brilliant Endeavour team around me, I hope we can grow the firm further as we enter a new era and I hope, like Paul, I can help to develop the next generation of legal experts here on Teesside.'


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North East Chamber of Commerce, online, 25/4/2019
A Teesside University alumnus has been appointed the managing partner of a leading North East law firm.