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Tees Law

TEES HOUSE,, 95 LONDON ROAD, BISHOP'S STORTFORD, CM23 3GW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01279 755200
Fax:
Fax 01279 758400
DX:
50404 BISHOP'S STORTFORD
Email:
Web:
https://www.teeslaw.com

Caroline Metcalf

Tel:
Work 01279 710615
Email:
Web:
www.teeslaw.com
Tees Law

Work Department

Litigation department.

Position

Partner

Civil and commercial litigation acting for private clients, Plcs and companies acting for Claimants and Defendants. Specialising in contentious trusts and probate disputes whilst also acting in professional negligence claims against solicitors, accountants and surveyors and  contractual disputes.

Tees is one of 16 legal firms located throughout England and Wales selected for their experience and expertise in agricultural and horticultural matters by the NFU and as panel solicitors Tees provides legal advice to Farmer and Grower members under the NFU’s Legal Assistance Scheme (LAS) that Caroline organises at Tees.

Career

Trained Nockolds; qualified 1987; Lawrence Messer 1987-91; Lawrence Messer (merged with Turner Kenneth Brown) 1991-93; partner Tees Law 1997.

Member

Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Solicitors (2000).

Education

Margaret Dane School for Girls, Bishops Stortford; University of East Anglia (1984 LLB); College of Law, Guildford (1985).

Leisure

Windsurfing, sailing, skiing.


South East: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Commercial litigation: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Tees Law is 'a solid firm with some very impressive individuals'; clients find 'the service to be excellent, the responses prompt, the knowledge base wide, and the fees fair when compared to other law firms'. The dispute resolution practice's clients include a number of household names, including Greene King Brewing and Retailing, for which Justin Robinson continues to act in multiple cases concerning claims against individuals, partnerships, pub companies, non-league football teams and social clubs throughout England and Wales. In another key mandate, Caroline Metcalf (who is noted for her 'down-to-earth, practical approach, coupled with a careful eye to cost') acted for a commercial property owner in a claim arising from land that was subject to a restriction preventing it from being sold without the agreement of a company that had been struck off the companies register; Metcalf secured an undertaking that the former directors of the company would release the client's land from the restriction.

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South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Tees Law fields a team of contentious trusts experts who 'respond quickly to queries with sound, well-informed advice based on expert knowledge'. Practice head Caroline Metcalf is singled out for her 'exceptional legal clarity and ability to communicate in a highly effective and personable manner'. She leads a team that has an extensive track record in complex cases arising from estates, inheritance issues, trusts and wills, as well as Inheritance Act cases, Court of Protection applications and cases involving mental capacity issues. Recent work includes acting for a client in a claim for reasonable financial provision from the estate of their late mother, which involved complex issues arising from a number of legacies in the will.

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