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Whether it’s a family worry or a business deal, Tees has the experts to help you find a solution. We work with individuals, business owners and corporates, sharing expert advice and spotting opportunities for people to build a better future.
Founded over 100 years ago, by Herbert Stanley Tee in Bishop’s Stortford, now we are an award-winning, Legal 500 top tier firm, with 6 offices across the East of England.
Many of our clients have been with us for years, due to the level of care we provide, plus our straightforward communication designed to keep you informed, reassured and in the driving seat.
Miss Lauren Addicott
I came to Tees with no knowledge of how a medical negligence claim would work or the machinations of the compensation system. My assigned paralegal, Katheryn Rigg, was consistently helpful, clear, available and empathetic. I am very pleased with not only the end result, but with how swiftly the process was completed.
Mrs Isabel Corbett
I just wanted to thank you for all your help in the purchase of our apartment. You and your team have made the process much more straight forward and knowing we had your knowledge and expertise behind us, has made our property purchase journey in France so much less stressful. We appreciate everything you have done on our behalf.
Mr and Mrs W
I would like to thank Kirsten and Pat for your excellent professional service in this transaction on our behalf and which further cements an already strong relationship with your firm, which we have experienced over the years, both on a personal and professional basis.
The Latham family have used Tees Solicitors and Catherine Mowat within that organisation over many years, in overseeing our family affairs. Their and her advice has always been, sound, helpful, constructive, and highly professional. Catherine offers a personal service, delivered within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We always respect her judgement, opinion and advice.
Mr Hugh Birley
We have been clients of Tees all our lives, and my grandmother and great-grandfather before me. We have been looked after by the ever efficient Allan Wright, Cathy Izzard and Eleanor Worby and each of them have been efficient, effective, pleasant to deal with and unfazed by our own levels of disorganisation! Their support staff have always also been excellent.
Mrs Mary Pope
Toni Chalmers-Smith and her colleagues define "where there's a will there's a way". Toni dealt with two separate financial problems and demonstrated tenacity, drive and an ability to think round problems and find solutions to deliver a result. Toni was able to resolve and deliver excellent financial solutions above and beyond the expectations of myself and my son. Toni and the team at Tees are a must for anyone considering financial advice.
Mr Lawrance Lucas
I am very grateful for the professional service that everyone at Tees has shown me over the past few years. In particular my appreciation goes to Cathy Izzard who drew up my late mother’s Will, arranged Power of Attorney and administered probate; to Toni Chalmers-Smith for care fees planning and related financial advice and to Allan Wright for the smooth conveyance of my mother’s house sale. They are knowledgeable, approachable and show empathy to what is sometimes a difficult process.
Hilary and John Curley
I just wanted to say a big thank you for the help and practical support and advice you gave throughout what was a protracted selling experience!! With a difficult buyer, it was only your level headed advice and direction that stopped me from pulling out at what would have been the wrong time!! I would recommend your team to anyone wanting to sell their home, and will certainly use you again if Hilary and I get itchy feet! The whole experience was excellent – well done, I don’t often get the chance to say such things.
My house purchase was fraught with issues and delays. Natacha did an amazing job at keeping things going, indeed our seller's estate agent said that he had never seen a solicitor work so hard for so long to make sure a deal went through. She has been amazing and kept me informed throughout. I will be using Wortley Byers for all my legal work from now on and would recommend them to anyone. Worth every penny and more.
John and Barbara Gilmurray
We are very grateful to you for your patience and sound professional advice during the drawn-out assignment process and have no doubt that we will need your services again in the future. We were so fortunate to have Jane Winfield’s help.
Bursar, Brentwood School
Thank you very much for all your hard work on what has been a protracted and difficult sale, particularly conducted at a distance.
We approached you after 6 months of difficulties with our old solicitors and we were directed to Jane Winfield - who has been tremendous from the offset. She made instant progress and kept us informed on a daily basis, exceeding expectation. The service provided was excellent and efficient from start to end. If you are looking for a very professional friendly service that provides prompt results then look no further - highly recommend Jane Winfield.
Mr and Mrs Baker
We want to thank you and your colleagues for the excellent service provided to us at the time of our sale and the purchase of our new home and for dealing so promptly with matters as they arose. We felt that the three of you made an excellent team and were impressed that each of you knew precisely the stage we were at when we telephoned or wrote to you. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your services and indeed have already done so.
Thanks for everything, even with all the set backs and delays I feel very satisfied that you did a great job in getting us in the shop as quick as possible and was very clear in all communications.
Mr Jason Herring, Benfleet Forwarding Ltd
It has been a pleasure working with Lucy Folley and her team - they have proved to be very professional in helping us bring the sale of the business to a conclusion. Lucy’s understanding of the complicated process of selling a business became the overriding factor in reaching a completion. Lucy’s guidance and support to all shareholders throughout the sale process has been greatly appreciated.
Mr Jon Tidbury, Ramsden Trailer Conversions
I'd like to say how helpful Sarah Stanyer was. Sarah gave me a very reassuring phone call and great advice first thing, followed by an excellent email that appears to have made the gentleman in question back down. For the average 'Joe Bloggs' like me with no legal knowledge, it was invaluable.
Lt. Col. Adrian Carroll, Clerk to the Worshipful Company of Coopers
Just a very quick note to thank Sue Dowman for her excellent work in securing the Trade Marks for the company, as always. We much appreciate your contribution.
Ms. D. C.
Caroline Andrews has been dealing with our family affairs for around 8 years now, assisting with my divorce, and with two separate child arrangement orders. Caroline has proven invaluable over the years, her advice has remained professional and legally concise, whilst also being in a way that is easy to understand and follow. Caroline has been a tremendous support to our family during some very tough times. Thank you once again for all that you have done over the years, for me and my kids.
Florence Rumsey, Director, Firenze Language Services Ltd.
… Sue … thank you … for turning the document around so quickly … wonderful. Thank you for your efficiency in getting this completed. I'm very impressed with your services and I'll be recommending you to others.
Sarah Carswell, Finance Director, Brentwood School
I must end by saying how much we value your continued advice and support; it is wonderful to know that we have such professional and knowledgeable expertise on the doorstep.
I would just like to say thank you to Louise Margiotta for all your hard work and support and thought you did an amazing job ... I also thought you were fantastic in court as we achieved pretty much everything we wanted.
Mr and Mrs Robin Lincoln
Tim Deeming took me through the settlement process step by step and was a master tactician in the final negotiation, who I was proud to have represent me. Katheryn Riggs gave me all the support to file the claim. She has a very calming influence and battles well for her client, leaving no stone unturned. She explains all legal issues very well and leaves you feeling confident. Tees draw on their vast experience to bring the very best medical experts to the table. I was delighted with the substantial out-of-court settlement which was more than I hoped for.
Mr Colin Keating
St. Ives, Cambridgeshire
Tees as a company and service were fantastic in every respect. The expertise and solutions are brilliant. Everyone involved in our case were brilliant. We had difficult times but Tees took control of everything and the third parties they involved in our case were top of their field - their skills and knowledge were magnificent. The journey may have been long, but we were informed at every stage – they are a credit to the field they are in.
Would you please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone on the team who were involved in actioning my divorce. I was impressed by your prompt responses, your clarity and the way you all kept me on track. I couldn’t have asked for more from the team and I honestly believe I wouldn’t be in such a good place now if it hadn’t have been for you all. as a team. A very big thank you.
Mr Nick Loftus
I have instructed Caroline Metcalf twice on what turned out to be very complex and protracted disputes and on both occasions Caroline’s hard work and determination have ensured we’ve reached a very satisfactory resolution. I felt that Caroline was as keen as I was to achieve a favourable outcome for me and was completely committed to ensuring that this happened. She is always incredibly responsive, diligent in all she does and very pleasant to deal with.
Mr Glyn Goddard
I have worked with Mark for many years covering a range of property transactions and have always found him knowledgeable, responsive and proactive when needed. In the past year we have dealt with a substantial sale by a consortium and a lease renegotiation with a large company tenant. In both instances lawyers for the other party were intent on negotiating several important terms. Mark was effective in arguing and winning the substantive points whilst being pragmatic in conceding some minor issues that were not significant to us. This helped us reach a good conclusion whilst avoiding unnecessary fees.
Mr Andrew Rowell, Chairman, Stronghold International Ltd
I have been fortunate to have been working with Mark for a number of years in handling the property legal requirements for my Self Administered Pension Scheme. On all occasions that I have required his services I have found him to be prompt & efficient with never a second thought to consider the clients best interests. I would have no hesitation to recommend Mark’s services if you want a professional and dedicated approach to your property legal requirements.
We would like to thank Abby Westell - her compassionate professionalism, wisdom and support is very much appreciated.
Many thanks again for speed of transaction on acquisition of the lease!! Made all the difference. Can’t tell you how much we both appreciated that.
Sir George Bull
Arkesden, Saffron Walden
Over a period of some 20 years I have had occasion to use the good offices of a local Solicitor in Saffron Walden. I have always contacted Mark Carter; immediately he has offered to help, usually providing the advice himself or where necessary calling in advice from appropriate other resources. Always the answers have been provided promptly and efficiently. We have become very reliant on Mark Carter for the provision of legal help and advice whenever required.
My wife and I have used Mark Carter at Tees over many years, for advice on and execution of residential property transactions and planning issues. We have also used Tees for wills, family trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and company formation. We have always found Tees prompt, friendly and efficient, and, as a retired lawyer, I would strongly recommend them.
Mr. and Mrs. P
Morning Eleanor. We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for assisting us with both our purchase and sale. You and your team have been the most professional and efficient team we have ever come across and given that we both deal with conveyancers on a regular basis it is a real testimony to you.
My wife and I have been lucky enough to have Kevin Palmer as our financial adviser for the past twelve years. He is the antithesis of a salesman, he instead made it clear that his sole purpose was to understand and meet our requirements. His patient and empathetic manner helped my wife and I to crystallise our needs and make our financial plans. Kevin has not only helped us to get the best out of our existing investments, he has also got us into some very good funds and we have been extremely pleased with their growth. He always prepares exceptionally well for our meetings and explains everything in an easy-to-understand manner.
Mr T & Mrs N Smerdon
Kieron was able to explain things to us in simple terms which we understood and even made pensions sound interesting! You can tell that he loves what he does and really knows his stuff. He has a friendly approachable manner and we look forward to working with him again in the future.
I have had the pleasure of being a customer of Adrian’s for over 10 years. He is always professional and gives sound impartial advice on financial matters. Adrian listens carefully and then provides advice which has been invaluable in helping me reach my retirement & lifestyle goals successfully. I would therefore have no hesitation in recommending Adrian as his people skills are excellent and advice given is always uncomplicated and succinct.
Mr and Mrs W
Entrusting the accumulated wealth of a lifetime's endeavours is one of the most important decisions a person makes. In order to feel comfortable you need to trust the judgement of both the organisation and the individual taking care of your investments. Our experience with Tees allows us to feel confident that our money is in safe hands.
Mr and Mrs W
We have been very impressed by some of the foresight that Gavin has shown with regards to our finances. This was particularly the case with planning for pensions, in light of the new rules introduced by the government. He knew about the impact before we did and that is very impressive. We’ve been made to think about our approach to finance in a completely new way and Gavin was instrumental in this approach. Gavin and his team do so much of the heavy lifting with regards to the analysis of our finances, that when we see him it, is a simple and constructive meeting.
Before our discussions, I felt a bit like someone who had been parachuted into the middle of a minefield; after our discussions, I feel that at least I have been given a mine detector and a map!
It was some 18 years ago now that you advised me on my divorce settlement and at the time we discussed options around suffering some early financial ‘pain’, at the expense of maintaining 100% of my pension. We decided on this approach and you did a great job countering barristers engaged by my then wife, to conclude a reasonable settlement for me at the Court in Harlow. How good your advice has turned out to be, now that me and my new wife can decide our future pension arrangements without any ‘external interference’. Thanks very much for your help and advice all those years ago - it has proven to be excellent!
Over the last few years, as the boys have grown up and are making their own way in the world, I have often thought back to some of our conversations in 2007 and your wise words on future possibilities. As I approach retirement, I will be left with some choices to make on where to spend my time, but am in the fortunate position of being able to make those choices without financial pressure. Tees have continued to support me professionally - in the purchase of a flat with a tenancy issue, in my former home in Bishop’s Stortford.
I was always very grateful that you predicted my husband’s unhelpful actions so correctly when we were divorcing, and suggested that we didn’t waste time messing around and just set a court date, so that he would have to comply with requests and do the form filling that he hates so much. I was able to take early retirement from school a couple of years ago, because of my independent pension. All in all, I still can’t thank you enough for all the help, advice and encouragement you gave me at the time of the divorce. I always felt really safe that you would get the best settlement in the nicest possible way.
Alex and Jenny
We were going the through the most challenging appeal process to secure our daughter’s Education Health and Care Plan provision. I started to struggle with the overwhelming amount of paperwork and was struggling to construct the working document and started to look for legal advice. I met Polly and she helped me see the wood for the trees, helped with my many questions and put together a coherent working document which the Tribunal agreed almost all of, some minor detail aside. We’re thrilled with the outcome. Our daughter started a new school in September and she’s already had three of her weekly speech and language therapy sessions. Thank you Polly.
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