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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Raise £3,660 In 'Make a Will Month' Hospice Campaign

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine law firm helped raise a total of £3,660 for Hartlepool's Alice House Hospice with a ‘Make a Will Month’ fundraising initiative for 2018. Our staff have been long-term supporters of the Hospice,...

What The Government's Probate Fee Increase Means

Jessica Morton
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The Government has announced it will go ahead with plans to raise probate fees on bigger estates. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s specialist private client solicitor Jessica Morton explains more on the so-called 'death tax'. Justice...

Strong Legal 500 Rankings For Tilly Bailey & Irvine

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine law firm has again been recognised as one of the North East’s leading legal practices in The Legal 500 Guide 2018. We act for individual and business clients across the region from offices in Hartlepool , Wynyard , ...

Specialist Private Client Solicitor Bolsters Team TBI

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine is delighted to announce the appointment of Jessica Morton , a specialist Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor, to the firm’s commercial office at Wynyard. Jessica will join the now 10-strong Private Client team ,...

INDUSTRY NEWS: New Report Warns Of Looming Incapacity Crisis

Annaliese Barber
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A new report from SFE ( Solicitors for the Elderly ) and independent think tank Centre for Future Studies reveals the UK is leaving medical and care preferences to chance. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's  Annaliese Barber takes up the...

In The Spotlight With Stephen Miller MBE

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In the latest edition of In The Spotlight , North East Paralympic hero Stephen Miller MBE shares his fascinating tale with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm..... Profession? Paralympian and Web Developer Talk us through your career journey ...

10 Celebs Without Wills: How Did It Affect Families Of These Famous Faces?

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Many famous faces did not complete a will, and Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm explain how things can spiral out of control without one…. Planning for your death is often put to the back of your mind, but creating a final will is something...

Did Your Bank Arrange Your Will? If So, Beware....

Martin  Brown
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What are the dangers of your bank being your Executor in a will? As Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Martin Brown discusses, it has already been a talking point....  A recent article in Daily Mail highlighted the problem that families have faced...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Assist Michael Hanby Accountants/Butler & Gee Takeover

Michael Stevens
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Law Firm has assisted Butler & Gee Accountants in its acquisition of the business of Michael Hanby Accountants , allowing Michael Hanby himself to retire after trading in Barnard Castle for over 25 years. Taking over from...

Aretha Franklin Did Not Make A Will - But Here's Why YOU Should

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The ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin died in August at the age of 76, but she did not leave a Will . How is this likely to affect her family? Tilly Bailey & Irvine explain.... It now means that her four sons and other family members are...

Unmarried Mother Wins 'Landmark' UK Supreme Court Benefit Case

Wendy Beacom
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An unmarried mother has won a landmark court case in which it has been ruled that she was discriminated against when prevented from claiming Widowed Parent's Allowance. Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Chartered Legal Executive Wendy Beacom takes...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Partner With Stockton Town FC

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Tilly Bailey & Irvine is delighted to announce a season-long partnership with Stockton Town FC just as the 2018/19 campaign gets underway. The deal makes TBI official sponsors of the Anchors' new match highlights  videos , which...

Rescuing Clients From A Solicitor Into Liquidation

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Picture it; The law firm you are using suddenly goes into liquidation, so what do you do next? Gemma Tunney and  Tilly Bailey & Irvine ’s Personal Injury team have stepped in for this very scenario, and here’s what happened…. ...

In The Spotlight With John Foster

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We get the insight from one of the North East’s much-loved voices of radio, John Foster, formerly of BBC, TFM, Sunderland AFC and more gives us his story….

TBI's Injured Claimants Keep On Winning

Kay Ditcham
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine's staff has dealt with endless Personal Injury matters over time, and our North East Solicitors have continued to help clients claim back compensation. Kay Ditcham  tells the full story.... Helen Elstob ,...

When Is A Defect Not A Defect?

Adrienne Harris
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When is a defect NOT a defect? Well Adrienne Harris explains how our North East Solicitors can help decipher this in a personal injury case.... Generally speaking, a person who falls over on somebody’s premises will have to demonstrate that the...

Injured In An Accident, Then Received Negligent Medical Treatment?

Kay Ditcham
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It almost seems too unlucky that somebody might be injured in an accident and then, rather than their medical treatment resolve their injuries, it is performed negligently and in fact makes matters worse, something which our North East Solicitors have had to...

Could 'Unfair' Proposals Affect Road Traffic Accident Victims?

Kay Ditcham
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The Civil Liability Bill had its second reading in the House of Lords recently, and one of our North East firm's partners, Kay Ditcham,  has been looking at how it could affect those involved in accidents out on the roads. The Bill, amongst...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Take Interview Advice Into Region's Schools

John Hall
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has committed to bringing real-life workplace experience into some of the region’s schools, giving students guidance in communicating and interview skills. For the second year, we have committed three staff...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Celebrate 30 Years in Barnard Castle

Helen Dexter
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As it celebrates 30 years, our Barnard Castle Office seeks wedding day pictures from its premises’ past! In 2015, Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors Barnard Castle Office celebrates its 30 th anniversary, having taken over law firm Messrs...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Scoops Two Awards at Inaugural Northern Law Awards

John Hall
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Staff from Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors took to the stage twice to collect awards at the inaugural Northern Law Awards. The firm picked up the Law Team of the Year Award (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Alison Leith, who heads the...

Who Will Be At Your Next Disciplinary Hearing?

Joan Casson
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Employment lawyers are often asked who an employee can bring with them to a disciplinary hearing.  Most employers limit an employee’s companion to a work colleague or trade union official, which is consistent with the statute giving employees the...

Keeping Your Workforce Happy When Temperatures Rise

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Suddenly it feels like Summertime or should we say ‘heatwave’ with temperatures throughout the UK rising and the 1st July 2015 being the hottest on record so far. High temperatures may be wonderful on the beaches, or...

Promotions At Tilly Bailey & Irvine

John Hall
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors has promoted five of its lawyers to Associate Solicitor, recognising and rewarding their commitment to their clients and the company. The promotions are in the company’s Wills and Probate and Corporate Law...

The 2015 Edition Of Legal 500 Highlights Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Success

John Hall
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine is delighted that its hard work and dedication to its clients has been reflected in the recently published Legal 500 – the client’s guide to the best UK law firms. Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s corporate and...

Are Employers Sick of Holiday Queries?

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Ah holidays. The smell of suntan lotion. Drinking early in the day and returning considerably heavier than when you left Blighty. All well and good and exactly what we expect from our escape to two weeks in the sunshine. But think of poor employers! Since...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine's Links With My Sisters Place Charity

John Hall
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This week Associate Solicitor, Rebecca Samuels and Paralegal, Jackie Blackwell from our Stockton office’s Family Department visited My Sister’s Place which is a charity based in Middlesbrough which helps victims of domestic violence.  The...

Landlords & Tenants Update - New Goverment Proposals

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With a lot of changes in the landlord and tenant industry and the Government announcing new measures, here is a summary of the key changes about which landlords ought to be aware. New Government Proposal The more radical proposals see the Government trying...

Gemma Goes Back To School To Boost Students' Skills!

John Hall
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One of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors’ has ‘gone back to school’ to help inspire and advise students aspiring to a career in the legal field – and joined one of Middlesbrough’s most famous daughters in doing so! Gemma...

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Receives Double Honour

John Hall
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Helen Lyne and Martin Levinson of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors were both honoured at The Tees Valley Law Society Annual General Meeting on Monday 29th June 2015 Helen was sworn in as the youngest ever President, while Martin was awarded for...

Helen Lyne's Presidential Diary July 2015

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I decided some time ago to put myself forward to be elected as President of the Tees Valley Law Society . Having served as Senior Vice President for the past year, this day finally came on 29 June 2015. Irrespective of the time I had to prepare for this, I...

The Socially Networked Workplace

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Advising business leaders to stay up to date with developments in social media, including the introduction of live video streaming apps is part of a suite of seminars available at Tees Valley Business Summit on Wednesday, 8 th July, at Teesside...

Helen Lyne's Presidential Diary August 2015

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I think I can safely say this month that I am over the shock of my election and have started to settle into the role. Events wise, August has been a quieter month which I think is symptomatic of the summer break. However, it has been the perfect time for me...

Award Nominations in Recognition of Team's Achievements

John Hall
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Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors cites the commitment and achievements of its Commercial Litigation Team as the reason it has been shortlisted for the Law Team of the Year (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) at the first ever Northern Law...