Tees strengthens specialist company and commercial team in Essex

Leading regional law firm Tees has strengthened its specialist company and commercial team in Essex with the appointment of Richard Payne as a Partner. Richard will be based in Tees’ Chelmsford office.

He has more than 25 years’ experience and over that time has built a well-respected profile in the UK and internationally, thanks to his expertise within corporate finance and banking transactions. Richard has most recently advised Xpediator PLC, a leading Essex-based provider of freight management services across the UK and Europe, on its successful IPO and admission to trading on the AIM market. 

Richard’s clients include publicly quoted and private companies, entrepreneurs, business owners and family-owned businesses, as well as private equity investors and management teams, banks and financial institutions. 

Commenting on his new role, Richard said: “I am excited to be joining the team at Tees as it’s a firm with a wealth of expertise and an excellent range of clients across many different sectors. The company and commercial team is a key strength of the firm, and I look forward to supporting and building upon a growing client base.”

Tees’ Chairman and Senior Partner David Redfern said: “Richard’s expertise within corporate finance and banking are a perfect fit for our growing Chelmsford team. Our corporate clients will benefit from his high level of experience, local knowledge and industry expertise. We’re delighted to welcome Richard to the firm – and the Tees family.”

Prior to joining Tees, Richard spent a number of years in London at a top international law firm, followed by many years as a partner at a leading regional law firm in Essex.

Tees offers comprehensive business legal services. Its expert and approachable lawyers specialise in many areas of business law such as employment, commercial property, litigation and dispute resolution, as well as company and commercial. It also provides services to individuals, including: clinical negligence, family law, probate and estate planning, residential conveyancing and financial advice.

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