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Tessie Belton

Tessie Belton
Chartered Legal Executive

As litigation specialist, Tessie is based from our Guildford office and joined Setfords in March 2014 from the civil claims division of a not-for-profit organisation.

Tessie obtained her LLB Law Degree graduating with First-class Honours from the Open University in 2013 and completed her training with Setfords focusing on Litigation and Employment. Tessie qualified as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in 2020 and specialises in the following areas:

  • Residential landlord and tenant disputes including possession proceedings and deposit claims, regularly acting for both Landlords and Tenants
  • Land disputes - adverse possession, nuisance, trespass, boundaries, rights of way, general easements and covenants
  • Contractual disputes relating to the provision of goods and/or services
  • Debt recovery
  • Contractual disputes in the County Court
  • Enforcement of judgments
  • Professional negligence – including claims against surveyors, accountants and solicitors
  • Advising upon and negotiating employee termination packages (Settlement Agreements)

Tessie offers a free initial no-obligation consultation and is happy to consider fixed/capped fees for appropriate matters.

Tessie acts for clients throughout the UK, as well as for property investors worldwide.

Outside of work, Tessie is a keen runner, being a member of her local running club.

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