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welcome to Birkett Long solicitors
Based in Essex, with offices in Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester and London. Birkett Long is focused on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities. In 2021, we opened a European office in Malta, ensuring our clients continue to be in the best position in Europe following Brexit.
We’ll guide you through what can be a complex maze of procedures and rules without using legal jargon, allowing you to rest assured that your legal matter has been dealt with by experts. You will be kept informed every step of the way. We are upfront and honest about both progress and fees, so that there are no surprises.
At Birkett Long, we understand that every business is different. It doesn’t matter if you are an international enterprise, a local firm or a new company just setting up, we know you need the best possible advice so that important decisions are straightforward and cost effective. We want to help you achieve your objectives. We will invest time to work through every step as you build your business, advising on day to day legal issues, structure, business protection and property transactions, or simply being there when things don’t go the way you anticipated. Our aim is to maximise our contribution to the financial success of your business!
Birkett Long is here for good.
It's not just about knowing the law. It's also about the impact we have on businesses and our communities
Birkett Long is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorisation no: 488404. The Authority's rules can be accessed by here
Birkett Long is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Authorisation no: 654458.
Birkett Long Human Resources (BLHR) offers a unique service. Rather than a ‘one size fits all’ approach, our experts will design a package which truly meets the needs of your individual business. The result? You get a service that offers great value for your business without paying for the elements that you don’t want or need. Read more here
Birkett Long IPs lawyers and patent attorneys understand the importance of the identification and exploitation of IP assets. We help your business put in place the protection you need and, should you have to enforce those rights, we will assist you. Read more here
Legal 500 directory
The Legal 500 is an annual directory that rates and ranks lawyers and law firms across the different specialisms within which they work. They interview clients and business partners, printing their testimonials alongside their rankings.
Essex Business Award
In December 2021, Birkett Long was announced as the winner in the Excellence in Marketing category of the Essex Business Awards. Our submission was made on the basis of our BLTwoHundred campaign, celebrating our firm’s 200th anniversary, which has been our favourite campaign ever. For as long as we can remember, community has been at the heart of Birkett Long’s business. To celebrate our 200th anniversary, we carried out as many Random Acts of Kindness as we could and gave unexpected gifts to over 3,000 people, including charities we work with, clients, business partners, suppliers, and colleagues. Where possible we also supported local, small businesses. #BLTwoHundred
In late 2016 the firm was identified as an 'Innovation50' business. Innovation50 is a scheme developed by Anglia Ruskin University and Essex Innovation Programme, which is seeking to identify the most successful and growing SMEs across the county to find out more about their success and growth. We were chosen for having ‘very innovative marketing in an unexpected sector’!
Essex Digital Awards
In 2014, Birkett Long won Gold at the Essex Digital Awards for the firm’s use of social media for business, and again in 2015 we won Gold for our use of video for business. In 2016 Birkett Long won Bronze in the Blog for Business category – here’s our happy marketing team collecting our prize!
Birkett Long maintains the highest standard of business efficiency. The firm is certified by Lexcel (the Law Society practice management quality mark).
Birkett Long is vibrant and dynamic: dedicated to investment in training and development of staff and focused on client care. The firm supports many local charities through fundraising, offering legal services and donating staff time. Birkett Long is committed to working with charities such as Essex Search & Rescue, St Helena Hospice in Colchester, Chelmsford Cathedral Choral Foundation, Basildon Athletics Club and others across Essex. Read more about our involvement in our local communities here
Birkett Long's VAT Registration No is 152 8681 91.
Birkett Long LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales, registered number OC334273. Registered office: 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 3WG
A list of members is available for inspection at the above address.