Planning Ahead & Later Life

A busy life so often means that the focus is on the here and now. The future can seem a long way off, and there never seems to be time for thinking too far ahead!

For some, the idea of planning for later life is not on our priorities’s something to be done in the future, at some point. With many of us living a lot longer these days, planning for later life really is important.

At Birkett Long, here are some of the issues our solicitors can explain and help you make decisions about:

Fill in our enquiry form on the right, or call us for a free initial chat on 01206 217300, 01245 453800 or 01268 244144 - our solicitors in Basildon, Colchester or Chelmsford are here to listen. Together we will work out what your worries are, what is important to you, and where we can help make sure these are protected.


  • Julie Angus
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  • Nicky Halls
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  • Tracey Irvine
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  • Frances Lavender
      • 01268 824928
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  • Jill Morris
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  • Bethany Wrightson
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Birkett Long’s expert team includes members of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP), which means we are committed to treating clients with dignity, respect and sensitivity, and to avoid unnecessary legal terminology.

What our clients say

  • Claire has been extremely courteous, keen and professional and it is been a pleasure to instruct her. She is a great asset to Birkett Long and I shall be very happy to recommend her to other people.
  • I have received a highly professional, friendly and prompt service from all the solicitors I have dealt with at Birkett Long for over forty years.
    Mr Terry Hitchcock
  • I do want to thank you for the exceptionally kind, efficient and patient way you clarified what, to me, were the complicated matters in hand. I would not hesitate to come back to you should the need arise. It was a pleasure to meet you.
  • We found this firm highly efficient.
  • Birkett Long recently completed work on wills and Lasting Powers of attorney for myself and my wife.  It was very helpful to have the work undertaken by way of an initial home visit and subsequent home visit and we found them to be friendly, courteous and professional throughout the process.   Technical issues were explained in a clear straightforward manner, and they were at pains to ensure that we understood each stage of the process and the implications of any decisions we made, or documents signed.