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24 March update
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23 March 20, Birkett Long intends to comply with his request to stay at home. Consequently, our offices in Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon will be closed at the end of the day until further notice, unless appointments are already booked and cannot be rearranged.
Staying in contact
We have a robust working from home set up for all our lawyers and the majority of our support team, so in many respects it is business as usual. Personal visits to our offices will not be possible, but we remain available via phone, email and video call. Our switchboard remains operational, so if you have any difficulties contacting us please try the following:
Colchester – 01206 217300
Chelmsford – 01245 453800
Basildon – 01268 244144
Alternatively, you can email email@example.com and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
As far as possible we will ensure any post will be dealt with as soon as possible and scanned to the relevant lawyer and their support team where appropriate. Any outgoing communication will now be via email.
Many colleagues are writing blogs about different family and commercial legal issues affected by COVID-19. There are new articles every day, so keep up to date with our coronavirus blog here.
We value our relationships with our clients, business partners and suppliers, and we will do all we can to make sure our work with you is disrupted as little as possible.
We understand that many of our clients are facing difficult challenges in their personal and business lives. We remain committed to helping all of our clients find solutions to these challenges and, while the means of offering that support might be slightly different, we are still ready, willing and able to help.
Our usual email addresses and phone numbers remain active, but here are a few contacts should you need them:
Business - Tracey Dickens
Residential real estate – Marina Athanasiou
Employment - Julie Temple
Wills, trusts & probate – Ben Parmenter
Insolvency – Kevin Sullivan
Family & divorce – Philip Hoddell
Dispute resolution – Tracy England
Court of Protection & Inheritance Disputes – Amanda Smallcombe
Intellectual property – Jonathan Perlmutter
Independent financial advice - Nicola Ward
Commercial real estate – Emma Wraight
Agriculture & Estates – Caroline Dowding