Family solicitors

When you need legal advice for your family, Birkett Long has a specialist family solicitor that can help. The law can be complex and confusing, but Birkett Long’s specialist lawyers will help you and your family understand the process and find a solution.

Taking that first step and speaking to us means you’re one step closer to finding a solution. Whatever personal legal questions you or your family have, our family solicitors in Basildon, Colchester and Chelmsford are available for a free 15 minute, no obligation chat on the phone.

Birkett Long is truly a full-service law firm, offering the highest standard of client experience whether you are:  

Buying or selling your home - our conveyancing solicitors can assist with buying and selling a property, tenancy agreements, remortgages and more.

Planning ahead and later life - for help with writing a will, probate and estate administration or lasting powers of attorney.

Protecting your family or ending a relationship – legal advice on divorce and separation, cohabitation, pre-nuptial agreements.

Making a personal injury claim – we work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.

Resolving a dispute – we work with you to find agreement and resolve your disagreement in the best possible way.

Our family solicitors pride themselves on delivering a personal service. We will keep you informed every step of the way so you always know what we’re doing for you, and how much it will cost. Our family law solicitors will answer all your questions and make sure that you always understand the implications of anything we do on your behalf.

Birkett Long family solicitors go that extra mile to ensure you get what you want from your legal case and aim to build long-lasting relationships with our clients. Our approach has been recognised by the Legal 500, an impartial guide to the legal profession, which identifies us as one of the leading law firms in Essex.

If you want to find out how we can help you, contact our family solicitors in Basildon, Colchester or Chelmsford for a no obligation, free chat on the phone.


  • Debbie Butterfield
      • 01245 453814
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  • Sue Catterwell
      • 01245 453845
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  • Kim Huckfield
      • 01268 244 156
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  • Marina Iskra
      • 01206 217325
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  • Jessica Sadler
      • 01206 217349
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What our clients say

  • The preparation of wills for my wife and I was very efficient, everything clearly explained and advice given to save potential tax charges.
  • Thank you for all the work you have carried out for us; we feel very assured that we had you to take us through the myriad of paperwork in such a professional and friendly manner. We would certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are contemplating making wills and lasting powers of attorney.
  • I was very impressed. They have broken the old fashioned solicitors image by making themselves available and responding quickly to email, very efficient overall.