Lee obtained both his Law Degree and Legal Practice Course Diploma from Sheffield University. He joined Palmers Solicitors in 1996 as a trainee and qualified as a solicitor in September 1998. He was made a partner in August 2002 and a director in 2021.

Lee is a member of the nationwide group ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’ which specialises in all areas of law affecting the elderly client. He is also a member of the Law Society private client section.

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, but with age and his devotion to his family having reduced his sporting efforts to weekly 5-a-side football, he has now taken up running in an attempt to arrest the increase in his waistline. He has been a trustee of Basildon Borough’s Citizens Advice and separately of a charity responsible for the provision of sporting and fitness facilities in the Grays/Thurrock area.

Legal 500 2017 – “puts forward multifaceted solutions to clients”

Lee is a Dementia Friend

Lee McClellan – I would like to thank you for the efficient way you dealt with my late husband’s affairs. With the amount of paperwork that I had I did not think that it would ever come to an end, but by placing it in your hands it went very smoothly.

Mrs S W, Essex, November 2023

Lee McClellan – I am very satisfied with the professional service and sound legal advice I received. Would recommend.

Mr A B, London, April 2023

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