“The quality of work that I do here at Tees has far surpassed my initial expectations. I am undertaking City quality-work without sacrificing my work/life balance. I am not just doing the odd multi-million-pound transaction, these types of transactions are the norm! Tees has opened the door to a career path for me, that I didn’t think was available unless I was City-based.” Lucy Beck, associate, commercial property team.
Tees has the kind of work that people think only happens in London. Lucy is now frequently involved in high-end quality transactions, either handling these independently or working collaboratively with the head of department. She has significant responsibility and is not just bag-carrying; she is constantly learning and being challenged in a friendly and supportive environment. Lucy has a varied caseload and is not pigeon-holed into dealing with repetitive, mundane transactions.
For example, in our commercial property team we do plenty of land development deals which are worth tens of millions of pounds. One example is our client BP Lightsource - one of the UK leaders in solar energy, for whom we do multiple solar farm land deals.
Our private client team don’t just do simple wills; a big proportion of the work is on highly complex, estate management and finance issues. These clients are wealthy farming families, who are often selling off pieces of land in commercial deals and there is plenty of collaboration across different legal and financial teams.
Law firms often say the client is at the heart of everything they do, but while that may well be their intention, in reality, a lot of them are traditional law firms, without the modern technology to make that a possibility to deliver in a reliable way. In recent years Tees has undergone a vast business process re-engineering project to put technology - and clients - genuinely at the heart of the business.
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’
The key to the approach is to speed up the process by taking the admin away from the lawyers. This gives them the freedom to do what they do best - focus on the client and give top legal advice - after all that’s why they wanted to be lawyers.
We have a well-trained, efficient central services team to do the admin tasks and dedicate time for interacting with clients, giving them the updates, support and reassurance that clients love.
Our commitment to clients shows in our internal client feedback scores, which are consistently in the excellent range. Also, our Trustpilot rating is an impressive 4.6 out of 5 https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.teeslaw.com . Our modern systems ensure client matters move forward at pace.
We’ve created a mathematical business model which, along with the administrative support structure in place and a culture which encourages a healthy work lifestyle balance, ensures our lawyers can succeed, without having to work extended hours. Blended working is in place and we support our employees with the necessary IT kit to be able to make it easy to work both from the office and from home.
We like to do things properly at Tees and that means there’s a certain depth to everything we do:
depth of client relationships: we don’t want quick transactions where people just come and go, we nurture holistic long-term relationships with clients.
depth in relationships with employees: we promote talent within and support our people in their career aspirations, with learning and development and top quality matters to work on.
depth in knowledge: Tees prides itself on our depth of expertise, witnessed by the continuous stream of quality of work that comes to us - because of our expertise.
depth in collaborating: we do this by working across our legal and financial teams, to put-together rounded advice looking at all aspects of our clients’ situations, in order to give them a better future.
depth in our roots: Tees is built on long standing relationships with the communities where we have our offices - some of those have lasted over 100 years. Many of our people are active in local charities, sports clubs and we get involved in lots of local events - so there’s plenty for you to get involved in.
We know that sounds corny - but we really are! Our people form long term friendships at Tees and we invest time and effort in that. We regularly get the whole firm together - over 300 people - to break down departmental and physical geographic barriers and celebrate what an amazing place Tees is to work, the amazing people we have working here and the great future we all have ahead of us.
We’re keen on progressive, open-minded, energetic people, who want to work in a modern law firm and challenge themselves to be the best they can be. If that’s you, then get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call, call us.
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