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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