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.


  • Nicky Halls
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  • Frances Lavender
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  • Jill Morris
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  • Jane Wicker
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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.

Many of the firm's staff have chosen to become Dementia Friends, an initiative run by Alzheimer's Society. Alzheimer’s Society hopes to create 4 million Dementia Friends by 2020. It is not just an individual that is affected by dementia, it touches family and friends too. If you are planning ahead for a loved one and need any legal help we are focusing on becoming a Dementia Friendly firm and are here to support you as well as your loved ones.