Tees Law, the major regional law firm with offices in Bishop’s Stortford, Cambridge, Royston, Saffron Walden, Brentwood and Chelmsford, is delighted to announce its best results to date in this year’s Legal 500 directory.
The Legal 500 is the world’s leading directory of Law Firms and has been assessing the strengths and capabilities of firms across the globe for 33 years. Tees was recommended in 23 practice areas this year, with yet another department – the Cambridge Contentious Trusts and Probate team, led by “approachable, sensible and very client-friendly” Sara Stabler – promoted to the Tier 1 category, making it the firm’s fifth Top Tier practice. Meanwhile, two other departments based in Tees’ Bishop’s Stortford office were promoted this year (the Family Law team moved up to Tier 2 and the Contentious Trusts and Probate team moved up to Tier 3), demonstrating the firm’s ongoing commitment to expanding its expertise and achieving the best client outcomes.
Retaining their Tier 1 titles were the “approachable and keen” Commercial Property team who were also noted as “a very hands on practice with attention to detail working in an timely efficient manner‘ and the “well-known” Family Law team with “attention to detail and efficiency of service” , both in Essex. The firm’s “very efficient” Medical Negligence practice in Cambridge and the “extremely knowledgeable” Agriculture and Estates department in the South East also retained their Tier 1 rankings with the Medical Negligence team being given the accolade of “one of the most well-established, experienced and well-respected claimant clinical negligence practices in East Anglia.” Another testimonial said “The agricultural team at Tees Law are extremely knowledgeable and are my go-to firm for legal issues within the farming industry. My experience of working with Tees Law puts them head and shoulders above their peers. They consistently deliver work of the highest standard and without unnecessary delay.”
This year, Tees was also delighted to see three more of its solicitors named as Leading Individuals (the directory’s top accolade for highly skilled and experienced lawyers), bringing the total to 12. David Miller, co-head of the firm’s “extremely knowledgeable” Tier 1 Agriculture and Estates team, was named a Leading Individual for the first time and noted for his work on “complicated energy projects, development land sales, and strategic land transactions.” Also awarded the title was Aaron Cane (who was named a Next Generation Partner in previous years), head of Tees’ Essex Commercial Property practice, with one client stating: “Aaron Cane’s level of knowledge and experience are exceptional and he maintains complete professionalism and upholds the highest standards in the quality of service he provides.” Completing the trio of new initiates was head of the Brentwood Corporate and Commercial Practice, Lucy Folley, who was praised for her “extensive experience in company sales and acquisitions, and her knowledge of the legal and financial process involved and her judgement in handling the personalities involved”.
In addition, the directory awarded eight solicitors the title of Rising Star – including Chris Claxton-Shirley of Cambridge’s Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate team, who received the ranking for the first time and who was described as “cheerful, kind and caring”. Furthermore, an astonishing 37 solicitors were named Recommended Lawyers. The results demonstrate the excellence of both the firm’s departments and the standout individual lawyers who contribute to their success.
Commenting on this year’s results, the Group Managing Director at Tees, Ashton Hunt, said: “Our results last year were our best ever, and yet I’m delighted to see that we have managed to top them again this year. I think this demonstrates our proactive approach and commitment to improving our service to our clients with every day that passes. The glowing testimonials we have received this year only increase our desire to continue our efforts to serve our clients’ best interests. It was particularly heartening to hear how our clients felt that we “adapted seamlessly” throughout the pandemic”