Awards & Accreditations


The Times' Best Law Firms 2023

Tees Law has been recommended in the prestigious The Times Best Law Firms’.

The list recognises the most highly regarded law firms as recommended by legal professionals. Statista, an international market research firm, conducted surveys among thousands of lawyers and used their responses to identify the leading 250 law firms in England & Wales, and the top 40 in Scotland.

Tees was commended for the Private Client- Inheritance and Succession Planning work.

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Legal 500 top tier 2024

The Legal 500 independently analyses the capabilities of law firms, highlighting the practice area teams that 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 that talks to real clients as part of their assessment process.

You can see our listing here UK Legal 500 2024 directory.  Tees are recommended in 27 practice areas with six departments rated in the Top Tier 1 category:

  • South East - Private Client - Agriculture and Estates
  • South East - Commercial Property - Essex
  • East Anglia – Insurance - Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence: Claimant
  • East Anglia - Contentious Trusts & Probate
  • South East - Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx
  • South East - Private client - Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

We have 1 Hall of Fame solicitor Catherine Mowat,  8 solicitors named as Leading Individuals, 5 Next Generation Partners, 7 as Rising Stars and 46 lawyers highlighted as Recommended Lawyers. 

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Action against medical accidents

AvMA Panel Accreditation recognises our specialism in clinical negligence work.  It is a safeguard for the consumer to ensure that a practitioner/practice, is truly a clinical negligence specialist and not a PI Department “dabbling” or a Junior specialist with no specialist Senior support/supervision and that the Practice has appropriate expertise and experience to minimize risk for the client and to deliver the best outcome.

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Equity release council

Only specialist advisers can offer equity release advice. As members of the Equity Release Council, our specialist legal and financial experts agree to abide by the Council rules and have signed up to the Statement of Principles.

The Equity Release Council represents the equity release sector and exists to promote high standards of conduct and practice in the provision of and advice on equity release which have consumer safeguards at its heart. 

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Winner of the Excellence in Technology and Innovation Firm Award- Cambridgeshire Law Society Excellence Awards 2021

Winner of the Residential Property Team of the Year Award- Cambridgeshire Law Society Excellence Awards 2021

Tees were also Highly Commended for Injury Litigation Team of the Year, and Private Client Associate Chris Claxton-Shirley received a Highly Commended as a Rising Star.

The Excellence Awards celebrate the legal community of Cambridge across various categories, with the awards being decided on criteria such as excellent client service, technical capabilities and response to the Covid-19 challenge.

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Solicitors for the elderly | SFE

SFE is a community of trusted advisers – as well as being highly qualified and regulated professionals, our Tees members have the additional skills to enable us to work with older and vulnerable clients. We take into consideration the mental and physical difficulties which can affect older and vulnerable clients and are aware of the health and social problems that people may face.

As members we provide independent, confidential advice, which is in the best interests of our older or vulnerable clients, respecting their dignity and understanding the need for a holistic approach to problem-solving. We endeavour to follow a plain English policy i.e. we will always communicate in easy, understandable language and will explain any necessary legal terminology.

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Association of personal injury lawyers

As Accredited Clinical Negligence Specialists, it recognises that we have achieved a particularly high standard of expertise and competence in this area of law.

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The society of clinical injury lawyers

Our medical negligence department is a member of SCIL an organisation dedicated to the field of clinical negligence. “SCIL aims to promote best practice in the conduct of clinical negligence claims, to influence public policy for the benefit of injured persons and in doing so to promote access to justice and patient safety”

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Finalist technology team of the year award

We are delighted to have been announced as a finalist in the Technology Team of the Year category for the ‘British Legal Technology Awards 2022’


Chartered financial planner

Our Wealth financial planners are members of the Chartered insurance institute which has been entrusted with raising standards in the finance sector since 1912.  As members, we commit to maintaining standards of excellence in qualifications, ethics, business practices and professional development.

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Tees are members of UKSIF (UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association), their vision is “ A fair, inclusive and sustainable financial system that works for the benefit of people and planet and drives positive change”.

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Pension transfer gold

The Pensions Advice Taskforce is an industry-wide representative body whose ultimate purpose is to raise advice standards and enhance consumer protection in complex areas of pension advice.  The Gold Standard is a voluntary code of good practice based around a set of principles. Tees adopt and promote this standard by adhering to the principles, so consumers can be more confident they are dealing with a firm that is going beyond minimum requirements when giving financial advice and a personal recommendation as to whether to transfer their pension.

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SOLLA Accredited Adviser


As a member of SOLLA, we have been recognised as trusted accredited financial advisers who understand financial needs in later life. As well-qualified financial advisers Tees understand the plans you need to make for your retirement years.

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NMA Top 100

This award celebrates the best of the professional financial planning community and recognises firms based on a number of different criteria. Citywire then uses a scoring system to assess which firms make it into the prestigious list.

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