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Peter grew up in Saltburn by the Sea and studied law at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Following University, Peter returned to Teesside where he was employed for a period by Iron Trades Insurance. He moved to York in 1998 to take up a position as a trainee Solicitor with Corries Solicitors, whilst studying for his legal practice course at the College of Law in York, which he qualified in 2001.
Peter’s specialises in personal injury litigation for both defendant insurers and for claimants with a particular emphasis on high value and catastrophic personal injuries. Peter acquired the practice of David J Cole & Co in 2006 and under Peter’s stewardship Coles Solicitors has grown in disciplines and locations to become one of North and East Yorkshires most recognised legal practices on the high street.
Peter is a member of the Law Society, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Motor Accident Solicitors Society and 360 Lawyers. Peter also serves as trustee of a variety of charitable bodies including Herriot Hospice Homecare, which Coles actively supports in a number of ways and the Students Union of Newcastle University. Peter is a member of Northallerton Mowbray Rotary Club, and is a prolific networker belonging to Network North, Network York, and Give Back Works, amongst many other business groups and networking organisations. More recently Peter has become an Ambassador for Redcar & Cleveland having spent so much time in the area that he calls MY Redcar and Cleveland.