Constituency Member for the Borough of Darlington (including Northallerton, Richmond, Leyburn and Hawes)
Peter grew up in Saltburn by the Sea and studied law at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Following University, Peter returned to the Tees Valley 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. He qualified as a Solicitor in 2001.
Peter specialised 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 a recognisable legal practice on many high streets of North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley. Peter has been at the helm of Coles Solicitors since 2006. Following the Acquisition of Coles by RH Legal Bristol Peter was appointed Managing Director of RH Legal.
Peter also serves as trustee of a variety of charitable bodies including Herriot Hospice Homecare/St Michaels Hospice, Peter is a member of Northallerton Mowbray Rotary Club, and is a prolific networker belonging to multiple business groups and networking organisations. More recently Peter became an Ambassador for Redcar & Cleveland having grown up in the area. Peter is also actively involved in politics in the Tees Valley. He lives near Thirsk with his Partner and their three dogs.