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10 reasons to choose Birkett Long as your divorce solicitors

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10 reasons to choose Birkett Long as your divorce solicitors

There are many reasons why Birkett Long should be your first choice of solicitors in the event you need help with a family law issue, my top 10 are set out below:

1.    Legal Recognition

Birkett Long’s family team has been ranked a tier 1 team by the Legal 500 for the last 15 years. This year, we achieved this accolade once again and were recognised as having leading lawyers, next generation partners, rising stars and recommended lawyers. 

2.    Specialism

The family team at Birkett Long have many specialist qualifications including:

  • Accredited members of the Law Society Family Panel
  • Advanced Family Panel members
  • Resolution Accredited specialists in complex finances
  • Children and Domestic Abuse

3.    Size

We not only have male and female team members, but also boast one of the largest (if not the largest) specialist family team in Essex, with 14 team members across our 3 offices.

4.    Choice

Our lawyers have varying degrees of experience, from trainee solicitors through to 32 years post qualification experience, so we can find the right person for you.

5.    Collaborative law

We have 4 collaboratively trained lawyers, so we can offer a collaborative approach to family law issues which is a refreshing alternative to the more traditional approach and allows you to have a voice and an active involvement in resolving the issues you face.

6.    Geography

We have offices in Chelmsford, Colchester and Basildon which gives us a geographical range  extending from the North to the South of the county and beyond. We are not limited by our geography however and are happy to meet with you remotely if that works best for you.

7.    History

Across the team we have a cumulative total of more than 115 years of family law experience.

8.    Connections

We have good connections with local mediators, collaborative lawyers, specialist family barristers, actuaries, accountants, surveyors, financial advisors and beyond, which means we are well placed to deal with any issues that might arise.

9.    A sensible approach

All of our lawyers are members of Resolution and adhere to the Resolution Code of Practice, which includes a commitment to placing the best interests of the children first and to dealing with family cases in a constructive manner.

10.    Full Service Firm

We have complimentary specialist teams within Birkett Long which enables us to provide a seamless service capable of dealing with all of the issues that you might face, including but not limited to:

One final reason you should choose Birkett Long is because when you contact us, you will have the ability to speak to one of our specialist family lawyers for a free 15 minute telephone consultation.  This will enable you to judge if we are the right firm for you, without facing any cost or obligation.


If you require any more information on this topic please contact Mel via or 01206 217384