Recognised as a top tier firm by the Legal 500 guide to the legal profession, Tees provides a:“very good professional service and quick response times; the team is on the ball and explains things well to clients” and “they are dedicated to the cases they handle”. Our specialist team of solicitors is led by two highly acclaimed partners with many years’ experience. We can help find out what happened, secure the best compensation possible and so help you to positively plan for the future. Tees also offers a wide range of legal and financial services including: employment law, family law and financial advice. We are based in the East of England in Bishop’s Stortford, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Royston, Saffron Walden and Cambridge. Find out more about the team here.
Janine Collier, partner based in Cambridge
I am the Head of the award-winning and Top Tier Legal 500 Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Team at Tees. I have been doing medical negligence work now for many years and my extensive experience includes: child birth injury claims (including cerebral palsy); birth defects and unintended pregnancies (wrongful birth claims); birth injuries to mothers (obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS), as well as, (in other areas of medicine): brain injuries; orthopaedic claims; surgical errors, tuberculosis and sepsis.
I graduated from Cambridge University and qualified in 2001. I am listed as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 rankings and am on the Law Society medical negligence referral panel, the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) specialist medical negligence panel, and have been accredited as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
I am passionate about making a difference and helping mums with anal sphincter injuries to secure a better future.
“I can say without reservation that Janine is among the foremost solicitors in our field nationally. She is extremely able, very hard-working, very committed to her clients and their families, and, above all else, kind.” Henry Witcomb, QC
“Janine was determined to win my case. I found her friendly but very professional, extremely efficient and meticulous about every detail. She was available by phone or email at practically any time and was always concerned to make things as easy as possible for me as I have aphasia. I would highly recommend her to anyone with a brain injury needing legal help.”
“Janine is intellectually sharp, personable and sensitive” Legal 500, 2018
Call Janine on: 01223 702303
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Gwyneth Munjoma, senior associate based in Chelmsford
I have been practicing clinical negligence law for many years and, unusually for a lawyer, I am also a qualified midwife with experience in hospital-based care and community care. This includes straightforward pregnancies and complicated pregnancies This means that I have an in-depth and practical understanding of the processes of childbirth and the medical issues faced by mothers who have been injured during childbirth. I specialise in all obstetric clinical negligence claims and in particular those relating to childbirth injuries.
I have detailed knowledge of the standard of care that should be given to a woman throughout her pregnancy and childbirth. I understand the clinical situations in which claims resulting from negligence at or around the time of birth, may arise. I am skilled at communicating with medical experts and explaining their findings to my clients in non-medical jargon. This enables me to expertly support women and their families through the legal process.
“You took me through what would otherwise have been a very difficult process with absolute professionalism, calmness and understanding. I knew I was in good hands from the first day you talked to me about my case.”
Call Gwyneth on: 01245 294274
Email Gwyneth on: Gwyneth.email@example.com
Katheryn Riggs, legal executive, based in Bishops Stortford
I have been a paralegal in the Tees medical negligence team since 2015 and am currently training to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive in Medical Negligence. I help clients with all aspects of their claim, right through from their initial enquiry to resolution of their claim. I have experience in a variety of cases with varying specialisms, and have a particular interest in cases concerning fertility, ectopic pregnancy, gynaecological injuries, surgery and birth injury. My cases include securing a settlement of £90,000 for a client who was left infertile following negligent hernia repair surgery, and a settlement of £32,000 for a client who suffered an avoidable ruptured ectopic pregnancy.
I am a Graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and a Paralegal member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with an LLB in Law and French.
“Thank you so much for everything. You have worked so hard and you have been so helpful, kind, understanding and supportive.”
“Katheryn has a very calming influence and battles well for her client, she leaves no stone unturned. She explains all legal issues very well and leaves you feeling confident. I was highly delighted with the substantial out of court settlement and it was more than I hoped for.”
Call Katheryn on: 01279 710669
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Katherine Jameson, associate solicitor, based in Bishop’s Stortford
I qualified in 2004 and specialise in employment law, and I am a mother of two children and have recently returned from a period of maternity leave. I provide support and guidance to people who need advice on employment issues such as: unfair dismissal, disciplinaries and grievances and performance issues, negotiating exit packages and settlement agreements and enforcing people’s rights when facing redundancy, including selection during absence from work. The team have experience in acting for mothers who have faced maternity- related issues and discrimination, and advise on disability and health related claims including seeking reasonable adjustments to allow you to return to work.
I understand that problems with your employer can be very daunting for people, especially when they are having to deal with other stressful issues in their life at the same time.
Call Katherine on: 01279 710614
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‘Katherine was very clear, understanding and helpful when I needed help with a redundancy agreement. She managed to do the work at short notice, meeting the deadline set. She even responded to my queries on her day off. I cannot recommend Tees enough – their support was appreciated at such a confusing and upsetting time. Thank you again Katherine – your help was much appreciated.”
“Katherine Jameson and the Employment Law team at Tees Law have provided an excellent service to me from the first phone call to completed agreement. Katherine particularly has been professional, extremely supportive and efficient in guiding me through a particularly difficult point in my life, with solid and useful advice which ultimately achieved the best possible outcome. Each step of the process was fully explained and any queries were answered swiftly. Communication between Tees Law and my employer was prompt and many inaccuracies which had been made by my employer were swiftly picked up and corrected. Katherine and her team could not have done more to guide and support me through a very difficult situation.”
Clare Pilsworth, partner, based in Cambridge
I have over 20 years’ experience as a family solicitor, specialising in all forms of family and divorce law.
As a family mediator and collaborative solicitor, I can advise on the best route to take if you are considering divorce proceedings.
My work covers all aspects of family law including: divorce and separation, financial issues, children, nuptial agreements and cohabitation cases.
My clients are often going through very challenging personal situations. I have many times seen the strain put upon couples when medical issues arise; often this leaves people dealing with the challenges in different ways, which can lead to conflict and stress. I will do my utmost to support you by listening to you and working with you to advise on the best way forward for your situation.
I have the Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) mark, which shows that I promote collaborative working between parents following separation. I am a member of Resolution (formerly the Solicitors Family Law Association) and a member of the Family Mediation Council.
“It has been incredibly easy working with you Clare, and I will be in touch in the future for any further requirements.”