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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:
www.teeslaw.com

Caroline Metcalf

Tel:
Work 01279 710615
Email:
Web:
www.teeslaw.com
Tees Incorporating Wortley Byers

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’s litigation department has growing expertise in regulatory breaches, agricultural work and defamation. The team works in close connection with other departments to handle disputes related to takeovers and acquisitions and partnership and company contentious matters. Darren Perks heads the practice. Caroline Metcalf, Justin Robinson and Royston-based senior associate Polly Kerr are also recommended. The practice merged with Essex-based Wortley Byers LLP in January 2019.

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South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

The contentious trusts and probate team at Tees Law, which is led by Caroline Metcalf, is 'highly professional and friendly'. It also 'exudes confidence and experience'. Areas of significant growth recently included contested wills, challenges to the mental capacity of testators and inheritance disputes involving families with step-children. Metcalf, who is a full member of ACTAPS, has particular expertise in niche farming-related disputes involving complex trusts.

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