Lee obtained both his Law Degree and Legal Practice Course Diploma from Sheffield University. He joined the firm in 1996 as a trainee and was admitted in 1998. He was made a partner in August 2002.
Lee is a member of the nationwide group ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ which specialises in all areas of law affecting the elderly client.
Whilst still undertaking some more traditional wills and probate work, particularly in high value and / or complex matters, Lee now undertakes a significant amount of dispute work relating to elderly or deceased individuals including:-
- disputes with both the NHS and various local authorities over the funding of residential and nursing care.
- contested probate matters;
- claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; and
- family disputes over the finances and/or care of elderly relatives; and
- disputes within the Court of Protection.
Once a fit and active sportsman, age and his devotion to his family (including two young daughters) have reduced his sporting efforts to weekly 5-a-side football, with a resulting increase in his waistline. He is a trustee of Basildon Borough’s Citizens Advice, having previously been a trustee at a charity responsible for the provision of sporting and fitness facilities in the Grays Thurrock area, and a governor of the primary school in the village in which he lives.
Legal 500 2017 – “puts forward multifaceted solutions to clients”
Lee McClellan – We thank you for your valuable assistance in guiding us through the minefield of gathering the necessary evidence and presenting it to the panel’
Mr A B, September 2017
Lee McClellan – ‘I would have no hesitation in recommending Palmers to others requiring a solicitor or indeed if I should need legal advice at some point in the future’.
Mr W Monks – Hornchurch, August 2017
Lee McClellan – I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you personally for the advice, assistance and understanding you have given to myself and my brother over the course of the last few months.
Miss S Cruse, Wickford, April 2017
Lee McClellan – I’d like to thank you Lee for all your support. I have no hesitation in recommending you to future potential clients. I have really appreciated your knowledge, honesty, responsiveness and approachability. I have felt fully supported and confident throughout and I do not say this because we had a positive outcome, it is and has been my opinion from the beginning.
Mrs A Rigg, Southend, February 2017
Lee McClellan – Keep doing what you do. This is a good company.
Mr E, Basildon, December 2016