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About us

Tees is a Top 200 UK law firm with six offices in the East of England. From our headquarters in Bishop’s Stortford, we provide expert legal services and independent financial advice to individuals and businesses alike.

Get in touch or call us on 0800 0131165

We're committed to helping you to a better future, with six offices across the East of England including Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Royston and Saffron Walden.

Our offices

We understand that sorting out legal issues and finances can be worrying, so we do our utmost to get a resolution for you as quickly as possible – and we’re friendly too! We have many senior people with years of experience who are always on hand to advise on your case and they work closely with younger lawyers to share their knowledge. Our award-winning trainee scheme is a testament to the depth of quality you’ll find at Tees; quality you can benefit from whether you’re a client or you want to build your career with us.


Legal 500 Top Tier 2022

The Legal 500 independently analyses the capabilities of law firms, highlighting the practice area teams who are providing “the most cutting-edge and innovative advice” to their clients. It's published each year and is researched and written by an independent team who talk to real clients as part of their assessment process.

You can see our listing here UK Legal 500 2022 directory.  Tees is recommended in 23 practice areas with five departments rated in the Top Tier 1 category:

  • South East - Private Client - Agriculture and Estates
  • South East - Commercial Property - Essex
  • South East - Private Client – Family - Essex
  • East Anglia - Insurance - Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence – Claimant
  • East Anglia - Contentious Trusts & Probate.

We have 12 solicitors named as Leading Individuals, 8 as Rising Stars and a further 37 lawyers highlighted as Recommended Lawyers. 

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Our guiding principles

We’d like to share our guiding principles so you know who we are - at heart:

  • easy to talk to - we talk to each other openly, honestly and with empathy to build trust between us. No matter how complex your situation, or how detailed the legal and financial considerations are, we provide straightforward and jargon-free information – and we keep in touch regularly with updates and reassurance.
  • long-term solutions for your better future - as well as providing legal and financial know-how, we love it when we can spot an opportunity to improve your life for the long-term, beyond the immediate situation you’re in. Drawing on our years of experience, we anticipate your likely future needs and share ideas with you about how you could have an even better future - for yourself, your family and your business.
  • one team, together - as our client you are at the heart of everything we do and we will put a dedicated team around you. Our teams work together and are made up of legal and financial experts providing the advice, plus we have our client-care people who  make sure the paperwork progresses smoothly. They are knowledgeable about your case – so useful when you want an update or a bit of reassurance.
  • At the heart of the communityOur business is built on long standing relationships with the communities where we have our offices.

We strive to live these principles every day; we share them with our staff and talk about what they mean for our work. We’re absolutely serious about delivering the benefits of these guiding principles for you.

Please scroll down to the end of the page to enjoy our video: we hope you'll see our enthusiasm for building lasting relationships with you while we help you to achieve your goals.

What our clients say

John Latham


The Latham family have used Tees Solicitors and Catherine Mowat over many years. Their and her advice has always been, sound, constructive, and highly professional. Catherine offers a personal service, delivered within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We always respect her judgement, opinion and advice.

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.

Mr Lawrance Lucas

Hunsdon, Herts

I'm very grateful for the professional service that everyone at Tees has shown me: Cathy Izzard who drew up my late mother’s Will and obtained probate; Toni Chalmers-Smith for care fees planning and Allan Wright for the conveyancing. They're knowledgeable, approachable and have empathy.

Mr Jason Herring, Benfleet Forwarding Ltd


It has been a pleasure working with Lucy Folley and her team. 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.

The Fisher family

Janine works with empathy, understanding and compassion. She handled our mother's inquest with skill and sensitivity and guided us expertly. She kept us informed continually via email and multiple meetings and phone calls. Janine completely took the sting and the stress out of our case.

Mr G

Bishop's Stortford

You did a great job countering barristers engaged by my then wife, to conclude a reasonable settlement for me at the Court. Thanks very much for your help and advice all those years ago - it has proven to be excellent!

V. Smyth

Bishop's Stortford

A huge thank you to Caroline. I can't thank you enough. I honestly never thought I would ever see any of my money again. When I told my children last night the first thing they said was "what a wonderful solicitor to have." I'm so very grateful and very happy. You are a real lifesaver.

Mrs Mary Pope


Toni Chalmers-Smith and her colleagues define "where there's a will there's a way". Toni demonstrated tenacity, drive and an ability to think round problems and find solutions to deliver a result. Toni and the team at Tees are a must for anyone considering financial advice.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I contact Tees?

You can phone us on 0800 013 1165 or email If you need to speak with a particular person, you'll find their contact details on the 'Our People' section. 

Or fill in our short contact form
Where is your office?

Tees has six offices - Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Royston and Saffron Walden. We're happy to see you at the office of your choice, and our solicitors or financial advisers can travel to an office that suits you. You can find directions on our website here.

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Is there parking at your office?

Yes - four of our offices have parking onsite for your convience and the other two have it very nearby.

Offices with parking onsite are: Bishop's Stortford, Brentwood, Cambridge and Chelmsford.

Saffron Walden and Royston office have public car parks a short walk away.

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