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Lawyers for you and your family
Our expert solicitors understand that your personal life can be complicated. Getting everything in order is one less thing to think about.
We offer advice on a variety of aspects of your life. This might include considering divorce or making, amending, or contesting a will. We can also help if you’re planning to get married abroad or live with someone new. Or if you have issues with a child arrangements order or child custody issue.
We’re here if you need help following a bereavement too. Our team of probate lawyers can assist if a loved one has passed away with or without a will. We know this can be a very difficult time so we are here to make the process as easy as possible for you. We also have a team of inheritance dispute lawyers if your circumstances require their assistance.
Our property lawyers will help you buy or sell a house. Should you find yourself in a dispute, our dispute resolution team will help you navigate the process.
Our employment lawyers are here to give you practical and clear employment law advice, tailored to your needs, to help solve any issues you may face with your employer. We can assist with settlement agreements, employment contracts, discrimination, whistleblowing and many more areas.
Our specialist solicitors can assist you with any of the following legal services:
- Divorce or ending a relationship
- Children disputes
- Family legal services
- Planning ahead and later life
- Probate (following a bereavement)
- Making a will
- Inheritance disputes
- Employment issues
- Notary public
- Personal insolvency
- Buying or selling property
- Contesting a will (contentious probate)
Legal services for your family
Legal services for planning ahead and following a bereavement
Our wills, trusts and probate lawyers will help you make and amend your wills and organise trusts. You might want to make inheritance provision for your family. You can also ensure some of your estate is left to a charity of your choosing. The team can also assist with your loved one’s grant of probate and administering the estate.
We also have a team of expert inheritance dispute lawyers. They can advise you on contesting a will or making a claim under the Inheritance Act.
Legal services for employees
Employment issues can arise at any time. Birkett Long’s team of employment lawyers is here to advise and assist you through any issues relating to your employment.
Our team of dispute resolution solicitors assist with disputes between family and friends, and property disputes. Our personal insolvency solicitors advise on bankruptcy and individual voluntary arrangements.
If you are looking to sell or buy a home, contact our property lawyers, who will help you through the process.
We offer a wide range of legal advice to the LGBTQ+ community, covering both individual and commercial legal services. Our solicitors are friendly and accessible. We can help with all areas where the law impacts on your life.
Our partnership with Outhouse East means we keep up to date with what the LGBTQ+ community needs. We also take advantage of their training services for our staff.
Get in touch
Visit the pages above for specific contact information. Alternatively, please complete our general enquiry form. Include a few details about your matter and an appropriate person will come back to you.
- Melanie Bache
- Partner, Head of Real Estate
- Emma Clarke
- Partner, Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate South Essex
- Lisa Collins
- Partner, Head of Divorce & Family South Essex
- 01206 711334
- Philip Hoddell
- Partner, Head of Divorce Colchester, Chair of Strategic Board
- 01206 711348
- Ben Parmenter
- Partner, Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate in Colchester
- Claire Read
- Partner, Head of Private Client Department
- 01206 217303
- Amanda Smallcombe
- Partner, Head of Court of Protection & Inheritance Disputes Team
- 01206 711365
- Keith Songhurst
- Partner, Head of South Essex Dispute Resolution Team
- 01206 711384
- Julie Temple
- Partner, Head of BLHR and Employment Team