Our People

Bird-Belderbos-Mee-TeamOur Team

With nearly 50 years’ experience between them, Directors Tom Bird, James Belderbos and Abe Mee founded Bird, Belderbos and Mee in May 2014. Tom Bird and Abe Mee specialise in commercial property, while fellow Director James Belderbos is a family law expert.

The Directors’ expertise has been complemented to include company commercial and construction law with the recruitment of Lucy Bird and Matthew Duckworth at the end of 2014. Lucy Bird is a company commercial solicitor, while Matthew Duckworth specialises in construction and engineering law. The team expanded again in June 2015 when Victoria Lee joined the firm, offering private client advice and wealth planning expertise. For more information about our specialisms please refer to the relevant pages above or get in touch.

You can find out more about the team below, please feel free to contact us.

Tom Bird

Direct Dial: 01664 498997

Tom Bird

Tom specialises in funding and transactional work across the commercial, retail and residential property sectors. Tom has previously acted for the corporate and commercial divisions of most of the UK’s major clearing banks. Nowadays, Tom uses this knowledge to advise borrower clients of all sizes from owner-managed businesses to PLCs. In addition to his finance work, Tom carries out commercial property work for a number of prominent local businesses and property owners.

Abe Mee

Abe MeeDirect Dial: 01664 498996

Abe’s expertise is in investment, banking and new build development work for property owners and funders in the retail, industrial and office sectors. Abe acts for large corporate clients on landlord and tenant work and has a number of long-standing commercial portfolio commercial and residential developer clients.

James Belderbos

James Belderbos

Direct Dial: 01664 498998

James predominantly advises on dispute resolution, employment, matrimonial, cohabitation and regulatory work. He aims to advise his clients on the most practical and cost effective way to achieve the result they seek.

Lucy Bird

lucy-birdDirect Dial: 01664 498992

Lucy is a company commercial solicitor and gained more than 15 years’ experience as a corporate finance lawyer in private practice and in a corporate/commercial role for a large IT group. Lucy assists her clients on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, and focuses on crafting legal documents specific to each client’s needs, steering clear of the “one size fits all” approach.

Matthew Duckworth

matthew-duckworthDirect Dial: 01664 498993

Matthew specialises in construction and engineering law. He is equally adept at dealing with contentious and non-contentious matters, and has advised a broad range of clients. Matthew’s experience includes representing clients in all forms of dispute resolution and alternative dispute resolution procedures, he also advises and represents clients in relation to commercial contract disputes.

Victoria Lee Victoria Lee on Twitter

Victoria LeeDirect Dial: 01664 498 991

Victoria joins us from the Roythornes Private Client team, bringing the depth of experience attained from working with many high net worth clients and agricultural families. She is well placed to provide advice in relation to Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts and wealth planning for families and individuals. Victoria qualified into a London City practice, prior to her relocation to Leicestershire, and has since been recognised as an “Up and Coming” legal professional in the private client market by Citywealth.