Our Partnership Team

The partnership is the provider of expert Debt Recovery and Credit Management services to both businesses and individuals. We also supply case support services such as Worldwide tracing of individuals and evidence collection for the legal profession.

As Professional Investigators, we have access to a Global Network of experienced field agents through a full membership to the Association of British Investigators. Kevin and Melanie Bishop were the founding partners of the business in 1989 and have successfully been in the industry since then. Both remain actively involved in Town & Country Legal Services 27 years later, with an additional partner now in place.


Kevin Bishop - Partner

Kevin Bishop - Partner - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Kevin is a successful businessman who has enjoyed a long career in this field from 1979. Kevin is a founder member of this partnership which originally began in 1989. Kevin is a former Police Sergeant and has held directorships and partnerships within credit management companies, debt collection agencies and private investigation businesses for over 25 years.

Kevin Bishop - Partner  kevin@tclsllp.com

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Mel Bishop - Partner

Mel Bishop - Partner - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Melanie is a founding member of Town & Country Legal Services LLP and has enjoyed a long career starting out in the Finance sector. The partnership was formed in 1989 and has progressed soundly year by year to the dynamic and successful business it is today. Mel has held Senior positions in a wide range of businesses with a her main focus on the financial aspects; from the formulation of strategic and long-term business plans to supervising general accounting activity and budgeting. Mel is an active networker and is the founding member of "Surrey Women's Business Group".

Mel Bishop - Partner  mel@tclsllp.com

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Graham Bishop - Partner

Graham Bishop - Partner - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Graham has a background of running companies and dealing closely with clients and the public alike. He is a Partner in Town & Country Legal Services LLP, where his mediation skills which have been gathered throughout his working career benefit our clients by achieving the best results for them, as well as retaining their current clients, cementing relations for future business.

Graham Bishop - Partner  graham@tclsllp.com

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Simon Hughes - Operations Manager

Simon Hughes - Office Manager - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Simon is Manager at Town & Country Legal Services LLP and holds extensive knowledge in the business and associated industries. A BSc Honours degree in Business Management (focusing on Strategy/Operations and Law) coupled with over three years of direct management experience equip him well to perform effectively in his role. Combining the philosophy of continuous improvement with his aim for maximum operational efficiency, Simon ensures that high productivity and results are always achieved, yielding the best outcome for clients and the business alike.

Outside of work Simon enjoys playing Golf around Surrey, Rugby (at local club Old Whitgiftian's), as well as reading general business literature and journals.

Simon Hughes - Office Manager  simon@tclsllp.com

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Ruhul Crorie - Commercial Account Manager

Ruhul Crorie - Commercial Account Manager - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Ruhul is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University having obtained a BA in English Language & Literature. He also attended The China Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing where he taught English in his position as Head of Foreign Languages. From his experience, including a stint at an international trading firm, Ruhul has developed strong organisational skills in addition to leading small teams.

With his vested interest and experience in languages, Ruhul is often the first port of call when it comes to any office disputes on the subject. When not in the workplace, Ruhul plays football for a small club in London and often goes to watch his favourite team Arsenal FC. He has also been known to keep an eye on the FX markets now and then, although he claims to no longer dabble in its volatility!

Ruhul Crorie - Commercial Account Manager  ruhul@tclsllp.com

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Dan Bishop - Account Manager

Dan Bishop - Account Manager - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Daniel attended Caterham School. He joined in 2011 as an Account Manager and is responsible for the credit control/collections at Town & Country Legal Services. Daniel has extensive experience in both private & consumer debt and is able to approach client situations in a professional & diligent manner. He is responsible for handling a large client portfolio using his negotiation skills to reach a professional solution.

Dan Bishop - Account Manager  dan@tclsllp.com

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Rory Bennett - Account Executive

Rory Bennett - Account Executive - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Rory is one of our newest team members. He has recently joined us from four years in retail. During this time he worked his way up from an entry level position to Store Manager; this has given Rory years of valuable customer experience and people skills which he is able to apply on a daily basis here at TCLS LLP.

Outside of work Rory tries to keep up with all current news and affairs. He also loves playing rugby whenever he is able to, regularly representing Warlingham rugby club of which he has been a member since he was 6 years old...

Rory Bennett - Account Executive  roryb@tclsllp.com

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Verity Barter - Account Executive

Verity Barter - Account Executive - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Verity joined the team in 2015 having graduated from Newcastle University with a BSc Honours Degree in Psychology. During her studies she focused on Financial Decision Making, writing her dissertation on the subject which has provided her with comprehensive knowledge on the topic. Consequently Verity has developed a strong understanding of how people behave with regards to a variety of financial scenarios which is particularly applicable in her current role as Account Executive here at Town & Country Legal Services LLP.

In her spare time Verity likes to keep fit, and has completed two full marathons. She has also been a County Champion Irish Dancer and her latest challenge is to learn to play golf!

Verity Barter - Account Executive  verityb@tclsllp.com

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Nick Starbuck - Senior Consultant

Nick Starbuck - Senior Consultant - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Nick's background and experience includes a successful career over fifteen years within the Merchant Banking Finance sector, based in London and Australia.

Financial Director for a educational training company, providing study skills seminars to schools throughout the UK. Franchisee for Business for Breakfast clubs in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, generating quality referrals for members. Plus, more recently, claims management services for mis-sold financial products and financial recoveries for the insolvency sector.

Nick has travelled extensively, during a two year career break, and enjoys the theatre, cinema, cooking and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Nick Starbuck - Senior Consultant  nicks@tclsllp.com

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Phil Tisdall - Senior Consultant

Phil Tisdall - Senior Consultant - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Phil has a long broad experience in the legal world. Initially in the police service, then in running his own private investigation and debt collection company. He is well experienced in dealing with both corporate and private clients/debtors. He has known and worked with Kevin since 1991.

Outside of work he likes to keep fit in the gym and also does a lot of walking and fishing. All excellent activities to help relax the body and soul.

Phil Tisdall - Senior Consultant  philt@tclsllp.com


Caroline Slater - Senior Consultant

Caroline Slater - Senior Consultant - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Caroline has for 20 years, enjoyed a long and successful career in sales and marketing. Working mainly within the hotel industry, she developed skills in hotel operations and managing accounts. At this time she worked in the area of yield management, a pricing strategy based on consumer behaviour for a perishable resource, such as hotel rooms, airline seats, etc.

Caroline has successfully introduced strategies, retaining customers and companies on behalf of a substantial UK portfolio. For the past 11 years, she has used her expertise in supporting companies across a broad range of industry sectors with a 'hands-on' approach to sales and marketing using traditional as well as social media techniques.

In her spare time she likes to retreat to a Suffolk village, near the seaside, spending the time with her husband and dog.

Caroline Slater - Senior Consultant  carolines@tclsllp.com


Denise Bennett - Consultant

Denise Bennett - Consultant - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Denise previously worked alongside Kevin Bishop at Town and Country Legal Services in 2010 on a short contract. She rejoined the team in November 2012 as Senior Consultant; Excited and honoured to be working with the team again. With 9 years experience in the financial sector, Denise offers her expertise to Town & Country Legal Services ensuring a professional, innovative and reliable approach to Debt Recovery.

Denise Bennett - Consultant  denise@tclsllp.com

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Justyn Hughes - Consultant

Justyn Hughes - Consultant - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Justyn graduated from the University of Southampton in 2011 with a BA Honours Degree in History and joined the Town & Country Legal Services team in 2012. His previous experience includes advising and working closely with clients in order for them to achieve their goals. As an Account Manager he operates on the frontline, implementing his innovative skills and driven approach to deliver the results desired by our clients. He believes that a careful analysis of available information is vital to the formation of suitable recovery strategies.

Justyn Hughes - Consultant  justyn@tclsllp.com

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Ashwin Choolun - Consultant

Ashwin Choolun - Consultant - Town and Country Legal Services LLP

Ashwin graduated from The University of Nottingham in 2009 with a BA Honours Degree in Politics & Sociology joining Town & Country Legal Services in 2012, after a period of working for a large International events company in the City of London. As an Account Manager, Ashwin is responsible for the management of sales & marketing within the Town & Country Legal Services business, as well as the building and maintenance of client relationships. With over 3 years of extensive experience within this field, Ashwin identifies potential business opportunities to persuade new clients to place business with the company. He is an active networker and enjoys everyday challenges.

Ashwin Choolun - Consultant  ashwin@tclsllp.com

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