To all our valued customers,
Our primary concern is the wellbeing of our loved ones, and that of our staff and customers, and we sincerely hope you are safe and well.
For several weeks we have been preparing our business to ensure we can continue to provide legal services during the Covid-19 outbreak.
Our business model is already built around smart working, with our technology designed to support over 200 lawyers who already work from home, reducing the need for social contact.
The information here outlines how we will continue to operate and what adjustments we are making to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.

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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
  • Contractual disputes relating to the provision of goods and/or services
  • Debt Recovery
  • Contractual disputes in the County Court
  • Advising upon and negotiating employee termination packages (Settlement Agreements)

Flowing from her interest in residential property and contractual law, Tessie has developed a niche area in disputes or negligence claims between residential building contractors and their clients. Tessie considers the ‘refurbish not relocate’ boom as a major contributing factor to the increase in disputes of this nature.

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

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