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 the link below.
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.
Tees benefit package for employees is designer to make your life easier. Life can be challenging, so we believe in providing practical help along the way. So, we ofer childcare vouchers, reduced costs for a range of legal servives and things like a contribution to the cost of your glasses..
There are also opportunities to get involved in social and community activities.
We are a major regional law firm, and we’re growing fast. We offer a wide variety of opportunities in a range of departments. So whether it’s wills or leases, farmland development or divorces – we'll have something that piques your interest.
You will absolutely be allowed and encouraged to contribute effectively day-to-day – and of course you will be surrounded by experienced lawyers, helping you at every step. We carefully assess the level of responsibility we give you and when you’re ready, you can deliver client-facing work too.
Vacation schemes are a great way of deciding to which firms you would like to apply for a training contract, and Tees’ vacation scheme is no exception. During your placement, you’ll have the chance to chat with our current trainees about life as a trainee solicitor here.
Our training contract consists of four seats of six months in different departments at one of our six offices. Trainees work in supportive teams and are supervised by either a Partner or Senior Associate. We actively encourage our trainees to get involved in marketing, networking, training and social events hosted by the firm. The environment is an enthusiastic and friendly one and trainees have regular meetings with their supervisors.
At Tees, we support our trainees and their progression through the firm. Some of our previous trainees include:
Chris Claxton-Shirley – Wills Tax Trusts and Probate Solicitor at Tees
Sally Powell – Family Partner at Tees
We only recruit academically strong, personable and ambitious people to train with Tees. Our trainees are a big part of the firm’s future, as they progress through their training, into qualification and beyond. In fact, 8 of our current partners, started their careers as trainees at Tees!
When to apply
The application process for Tees 2025/26 training contracts opens on 1 January 2024 and closes in June 2024. The 2025/26 Trainee Assessment Centre will take place in July 2024. Please check our website before applying for any updates.
Please note the application process for training contracts starting in 2024 has closed.
We receive a very high volume of applications, so please apply well in advance of the closing date, we will respond to all applications after the closing date.
What we’re looking for
If that sounds like you then we would like to hear from you.
Please send your CV with a cover letter clearly marked – Application for Tees 2025/26 Training Contract - addressed to Jane Winfield by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to our Bishop's Stortford office.
Tees’ award-winning vacation scheme provides a first-hand look into what it’s like to work at a top UK 200 law firm.
Every year, we welcome talented students and graduates for a week’s placement on our vacation scheme. It’s your chance to get to know us and about working in a modern law firm.
It’s also our chance to get to know you and we regularly invite vacation scheme candidates to join our training contract assessment process.
The vacation scheme runs for one week during June/July, and is open to:
During your placement, you’ll get to work on real cases and will work in two or three different departments. You’ll get to see the range of the firm’s work and talk to experienced solicitors about what it’s like to work in their field.
We are looking for candidates with:
During the week, you will be invited for lunch with some of our current trainees. We will reimburse any travel expenses up to £50.
The deadline for each summer is the preceding 31 March and interviews are normally conducted in April.
The deadline for our 2023 summer vacation scheme is 31 March 2023. We will let you know after the closing date whether you will be invited to interview.
Applications are open from 1 January 2023 by cover letter with attached CV addressed to Helen Midgley and emailed to:email@example.com
If you die without a will, your money will be distributed under the rules of intestacy. Under intestacy rules, your next of kin can inherit your money and assets according to a strict order of priority.
If you have a spouse or civil partner and children, then your spouse/ civil partner would receive the first £250,000 of your estate and personal chattels. Anything above this amount would be split as to half for the surviving spouse/ civil partner and half equally between your children. If any of your children have predeceased you, then their share may pass to any surviving children of theirs.
If you should pass away without any surviving spouse/civil partner, children or grandchildren then your estate shall pass in accordance with the following order of priority:
If you have no surviving relatives as described above, then your estate would pass to the Crown. Having a properly written will in place means your wishes are known and can be carried out after your death.
Dying intestate means dying without a valid will. If you don’t make a will before you die (or your will is invalid), then the rules of intestacy decide who should inherit from your estate. The reasons a will can be deemed invalid include:
The benefits of having a properly written will include: