Empowering Excellence: Helen Midgley joins the partnership at Tees

Tees is proud to announce the appointment of a new Partner within the Families and Divorce team. Helen Midgley, who becomes a Partner in April, has shown a remarkable talent and commitment to providing exceptional legal services.

Helen began her legal career with Tees in 2013 by completing the week-long summer vacation scheme at Tees and joined the firm later that year as a trainee Solicitor. Her appointment from newly qualified to Partner in less than a decade is a tribute to her dedication and expertise.  

Helen is passionate about nurturing the next generation of legal talent: she now manages Tees’ vacation scheme and is actively involved in selecting all new trainee Solicitors.  Her legal practice spans a wide range of family cases including divorce proceedings, financial settlements, child arrangements and cohabitation disputes. Her untiring support for clients makes her an invaluable part of the Families and Divorce team and the wider firm.

In addition to her exceptional legal skills and her considerable empathy with clients, Helen is an experienced Family Mediator, shortly to complete accreditation, which brings a unique perspective to the team.  Helen also advises couples on a joint basis, adopting the innovative Resolution Together approach (one couple, one lawyer), to reduce unnecessary conflict in separating families. 

Helen commented: “Tees’ key values include empathy, collaboration and straightforwardness and I have strongly identified with these ever since I joined the firm.  I am very proud to have been invited to join the Partnership in such a short time and I hope that this will encourage enthusiastic individuals to consider a career with Tees.  

I look forward to working with my Families and Divorce team colleagues to continue delivering an excellent client experience and, particularly, to develop our Non-Court Dispute Resolution Services, to offer sympathetic and constructive alternatives to court as a way of settling family disputes.”

Senior Partner, Catherine Mowat comments: “I am delighted to see Helen join the Partnership. She has firmly established herself in the Bishop's Stortford and wider business community and brings a wealth of experience, becoming a trusted adviser to many clients.

We are proud to continually support career progression at Tees and Helen very much deserves her new position. She joins the Partnership at an exciting time as we continue to grow and develop our business whilst keeping the delivery of exceptional service to our clients at the heart of everything we do.  I look forward to seeing Helen’s further achievements in the years ahead.”

Helen Midgley's appointment signifies Tees’ ongoing commitment to recognising and elevating talent within the firm and continuing to deliver the highest standards of legal services to our clients.  

Tees has also announced nine senior staff promotions across the firm: six to Senior Associate and three to Associate.

2024 Promotions:


  • Helen Midgley, Families and Divorce

Senior Associate

  • Catherine Banks, Residential Property 
  • Frances Gill, Private Client 
  • Isobel Foenander, Medical Negligence
  • Rachel Benton, Medical Negligence
  • Jason Torrance, Dispute Resolution and Litigation
  • Lisa Honey, Families and Divorce


  • Andrew Harrison, Commercial Property
  • Chantae Clark, Medical Negligence
  • Sophie Stuart, Medical Negligence

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