Getting divorced is a very stressful time for everyone. Sorting out your legal position, making...
Whether you need help with general advice on problems relating to access and custody (also known as residence/contact and the Court’s new terminology ‘with whom a child should live or spend time’), admission and exclusion of pupils in education, or dealing with adoption both in this country and abroad, our team can help.
Birkett Long also deals with applications to prevent parents from taking a child to live in a new country to Specific Issue Orders dealing with which school a child should attend. These applications can also include relocation, both in England and Wales, and abroad.
Our solicitors have a reputation for being both able and committed, which is demonstrated by the volume of work referred to us by children's guardians, local authorities, adoption agencies and other professional colleagues.
- Adoption, including step parent adoption
- Children disputes including with whom a child should live and with whom they should spend time
- Special Guardianship
- Relocation of children internally and internationally
- Change of Name Deeds
We are an approachable, friendly team seeing each client as an individual rather than a file number. Client care is important to us, as is providing a sympathetic and understanding approach at a difficult time. However, we never shy from giving firm, realistic advice.
Our team is an acknowledged specialist in all aspects of childrens' cases. This includes a Resolution accredited expert in children matters.
- Lisa Collins
- Partner, Head of Divorce & Family South Essex
- 01206 711334
- Philip Hoddell
- Partner, Head of Divorce Colchester, Chair of Strategic Board
- 01206 711348
- Karen Johnson
- Muntech Kaur
- Ben Parmenter
- Partner, Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate in Colchester
- Claire Read
- Partner, Head of Private Client Department
- 01206 217303
What Our Clients Say
We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for the great care you have taken with us and the children...we feel you are such a special person to have cared the way you have done for us, we can never repay your kindness.
Staff re-order for children
- Yolande Millar
- Lisa Collins
- Francesca Cozens
- Bronda Lohan
- Samantha Ellis