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.