Ian Johnston > Tees Law > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Tees Law
Parkview House
Victoria Road South

Work Department

Private Client


Senior Associate

Specialising in Private Client law, Ian’s workload includes advising on Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorneys and succession planning. He is approached regularly in assisting business owners and farming clients in planning for the future and ensuring the passing of assets between generations. He regularly advises farming families on how to structure their business interests to ensure that their farming assets pass through the family as they would want. He specialises in dealing with complex Probate matters, and has been recognised as leading on several new complex farming probates.


Trainee, Holmes and Hills, 2005-2007; Solicitor, Hill and Abbott, 2007-2010; Solicitor, Tees Law, 2010; Senior Associate , Tees Law, September 201 – present


Law and International History, Keel University, 2001-2004; LPC, College of Law, London, 2004-2005

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

(Rising stars)

Ian JohnstonTees Law

Tees Law‘s private client practice spans across offices in Chelmsford, Brentwood, Bishop’s Stortford and Saffron Walden and assists a variety of clients from business owners to farmers. Ian Johnston, who leads the overall Essex team, continues to be recognised for his expertise in the farming community, including advising families on the succession planning of farming interests and dealing with farming estates.

South East > Private client > Agriculture and estates

Tees Law’s 30-strong agriculture and land team is spread across six offices in Bishop’s Stortford, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Royston, Saffron Walden and Cambridge. Bishop’s Stortford-based David Miller leads the commercial offering, focusing on property matters, while the private client arm is headed up by Royston-based wills, trusts, tax and probate specialist Letty Glaister, alongside ‘meticulous, friendly and approachable’ litigator Caroline Metcalf in Bishop’s Stortford. Senior associate Ian Johnston, who leads the Chelmsford private client team, is another key name.