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Helena Oxley joins Mercury Theatre as a Board Member

Essex law firm Birkett Long is delighted to announce that solicitor Helena Oxley has been appointed to the Mercury Theatre Colchester’s board of trustees. With a passion for supporting the arts and community, Helena’s appointment to the Board of...

Birkett Long's Success in Law South Mooting Event

On Tuesday, 16 April, Amy Scott and Benjamin Molyneux, trainee solicitors from Essex law firm Birkett Long LLP, emerged as the winners of the Law South mooting event. Their victory marks a significant achievement for Birkett Long, as it is the firm's...

Claire Read's Path to Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Claire Read ’s sustained professional prominence matches her acclaimed reputation. As a Partner of Essex based law firm Birkett Long, Claire’s induction into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame is a testament to her remarkable standing and that of her...

Best Companies: Birkett Long's World Class Recognition

Essex based law firm Birkett Long has secured the highest ranking on the prestigious Best Companies to Work For list. Birkett Long’s dedication to fostering a flexible work environment and cultivating a positive praise culture has been recognised as...

Birkett Long's commitment to Net Zero with Auditel

Essex law firm Birkett Long is delighted to announce that it has started its carbon journey with the strategic objective of achieving Net Zero with its new Carbon Partner, Auditel.  Auditel is a network of 100 specialists who help organisations...

Birkett Long selects ShareDo to modernise and replace their legacy case management system

Birkett Long LLP has selected ShareDo as their firm-wide replacement for their legacy case management system. ShareDo is a legal case management platform that enables lawyers to achieve superhuman results. It creates more time by making light work of...

A success story guided by Birkett Long and Scrutton Bland

Birkett Long and Scrutton Bland have together advised the shareholders of electronics manufacturer DVR Ltd on the sale of their business to NOTE, one of northern Europe’s leading contract manufacturers. DVR Ltd was started in 1985 as a small,...

Essex law firm announces promotions - December 2023

Birkett Long is delighted to announce the promotion of Hayley Goldstone and Carla Jones to Senior Associate, Jacqui McGuirk, Cara O’Donoghue and Jemma Jones to Associate, and Destiny Carter and Beth Wrightson to Executive, taking effect on 1 December...

Best Companies Recognition: Birkett Long success in workplace rankings

Essex based law firm Birkett Long has secured accolades in the prestigious Best Companies to Work For list. With a 190-strong team comprising specialists in law, intellectual property, finance, and HR, the firm’s contributions to businesses and...

Essex law firm announces qualification of trainee solicitor into dispute resolution team

Birkett Long LLP is delighted to announce the expansion of its Dispute Resolution Team as Charlotte Burkert qualifies into the team as a solicitor. Charlotte is no stranger to the firm having joined in July 2019. She chose a somewhat challenging path to...

Birkett Long assists Vantage Market Entry on management buyout

Further to an introduction from Forward Corporate Finance, Birkett Long LLP is delighted to have assisted Mark Shields, the majority owner of recruitment business Vantage Market Entry, on selling a stake to his management team. The transaction sees key...

Essex law firm Partner joins the board of trustees for Farleigh Hospice

Birkett Long is delighted to announce that Partner and Head of Commercial Department, Tracey Dickens, has been formally appointed to join the board of trustees at Farleigh Hospice. Based in Chelmsford, Farleigh Hospice is a registered charity which provides...

Birkett Long and the LGBTQ+ community

Birkett Long’s involvement with the LGBTQ+ community is longstanding. Our first official sponsorship was around 13 years ago when the firm sponsored the now disbanded Essex Gay Men website. Since then we have forged links with OutHouse, Essex and...

Birkett Long sets out a plan for a net zero target

Essex law firm Birkett Long LLP is tackling the battle against climate change head on, by working on a net zero carbon emission target - well ahead of the Government’s target for businesses of 2050. A plan for the firm's goal of achieving...

Essex law firm client granted patent protection in 85 countries

Birkett Long’s client, Haven Dredging has been granted patent protection in more than 85 countries for its new technology, Tiamat, after instructing the firm’s specialist Intellectual Property team. Haven Dredging is the commercial arm and...

Option agreements for landowners and developers

With the ever increasing demand for property,  landowners are considering selling some of, if not all of their land to a developer.  What is an option agreement? An option agreement is a legal contract that gives a developer the right to...

Essex law firm sponsors local LGBTQ+ rugby team

Birkett Long is pleased to announce its support of Colchester Kings RFC, East Anglia’s first gay and inclusive rugby team, as kit sponsor. Established in June 2022, the team aims to give queer people and their allies a safe space to participate in...

New London office premises for law firm Birkett Long

  Birkett Long LLP is celebrating the opening of their new premises in Devonshire Place, London, situated just a short walk from Liverpool Street station.   With a strong presence throughout Essex and beyond, Birkett Long’s...

Birkett Long supports landowners and the delivery of major infrastructure projects

The delivery of major infrastructure projects across Essex and, indeed, the wider East Anglian region has been, and continues to be, of vital importance to businesses throughout the area and the growth of the Essex and eastern region economies.  For the...

Birkett Long acts for the shareholders in the sale of 184 year old family business

Birkett Long advised on the sale of Kent Blaxill Holdings Limited - a long standing client of the firm - to PaintWell Limited, a Wirral-based paint distribution firm backed by private equity firm Cairngorm Capital Partners. Kent Blaxill has been a...
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