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Female lawyers now comprise majority of Bishop's Stortford firm Tees Law's partners after three more swell senior ranks

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Female lawyers now comprise the majority of Tees Law's partners after three more swelled the senior ranks.

Letty Glaister, Eleanor Burroughs and Kay Piper's promotions mean 53% of partners at the law firm – whose head office is in London Road, Bishop's Stortford, and which has five other offices – are women.

In a profession where women typically occupy less than a third of partnership roles, Tees is supporting female lawyers to access senior positions and progress in their careers.

New Tees Law partners, from left, Eleanor Burroughs, Letty Glaister and Kay Piper (33538496)
New Tees Law partners, from left, Eleanor Burroughs, Letty Glaister and Kay Piper (33538496)

Piper, who is head of Tees' commercial property department in Stortford, said: "I'm looking forward to increasing the team's presence and connections within the community, reaching out to build local awareness of Tees' expertise in commercial property matters. I'm also keen to develop a collaborative team within Tees, ensuring that we work together to deliver a joined-up service for our clients.

"Whilst the entire Tees team is currently working from home, we're still working hard to keep connected with our clients and to each other. We're actually finding that we're communicating more than ever."

Glaister heads up the Royston office while Burroughs has been promoted to head the Saffron Walden office and leads the residential property department.

Managing director Ashton Hunt said: "At Tees, we have always been assiduous in ensuring our female solicitors are supported in progression to senior roles. Letty, Eleanor and Kay have all consistently demonstrated their excellence in their fields and commitment to our firm during their time here.

"While leading their teams remotely during these challenging times, they continue to deliver a consistently excellent service to their clients.

"Their promotion to partner is thoroughly well deserved."

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