Planning Ahead

The future can seem a long way off; the reality, of course, is that it’s not. This is why planning ahead and making the right decisions today will give you and your family peace of mind.

Birkett Long’s wills and probate solicitors will provide practical advice to guide you and your family through the maze of procedures, rules and finances. Our aim is to make the journey simple for you, enabling you to focus on what is most important whilst ensuring that provisions are in place, your needs are met and your wishes are followed.

Planning ahead and making the right decisions today will give you peace of mind, knowing your personal and financial affairs are organised in the ways you want them to be.

Our wills and probate solicitors will explain and help you make decisions about:

Contact our wills and probate solicitors in Colchester, Chelmsford or Basildon for a free initial chat. We are here to listen. Together we will work out what your worries are, what is important to you and we will help make sure these are protected.


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.

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  • Claire Read
  • Caroline Dowding
  • Liz Jones