‘People power’ bringing business to Teesside’s largest firm of solicitors

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Nigel Broadbent is one of 17 partners at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm, and says that its people are what makes the firm a prime choice for its clients.

“I feel privileged to be a partner in Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s commercial law team,” says Nigel, from the firm’s commercial disputes and employment department.

“The firm has an impressive pedigree, having served the needs of clients across Teesside for over 175 years, but it is modern, well-resourced, and forwardthinking.

We invest substantially in technology, facilities, and knowledge management, but in common with the very best professional services businesses, it is our people that make the difference.”

TBI’s commercial law team is based at Wynyard Business Park.

“An ideal situation from which to provide a seamless service to our business clients across the North of England and beyond,” says Nigel.

“It’s a perfect location for clients, and the partners and staff love its calm, professional atmosphere as well as its easy accessibility.

Being a daily commuter from my home in West Yorkshire, I can testify to this.

“It’s great to work with a talented team of commercial lawyers, many of whom, like me, come from a ‘national firm’ background, but who prefer the more personal, clientfocused attitude you find at Tilly Bailey & Irvine.

“Most law firms will tell you, quite rightly, that they are technically competent, and that they will do all they can to look after their clients’ interests. But at Tilly Bailey & Irvine we look deeper than that.

We work very hard to build long standing relationships with clients and professional contacts as “trusted advisors”.

“It’s no accident that many of those relationships go back decades. My specialism is in resolving commercial disputes. You might think that the market for repeat litigation business is relatively limited, and you’d be right. Most people tend to encounter business-threatening disputes only occasionally, though they are a fact of business life and can be devastating if not handled with skill and, often, with tact.

“It has been my experience that clients are best placed to deal with such situations if they have professional advisors who have taken the trouble to learn about the client’s business, to understand it and its owners and managers, their aspirations, limitations, fears, and so on.

“Indeed, a lawyer who invests time and energy in building such a relationship with their business client will play a part in reducing the likelihood of disputes arising in the first place. This is a philosophy which underpins my approach to my clients, and it is shared by my colleagues in Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s commercial law team.”

  • To find out more about how Nigel Broadbent and the commercial law team at Tilly Bailey & Irvine can help with your business, call 01740 646000 or visit www.tbilaw.co.uk


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