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Essex law firm goes international

Essex law firm, Birkett Long, has opened a new office in Malta, ensuring its clients continue to be in the best position following Brexit. In particular, intellectual property clients will benefit from the firm’s international reach. With its European...

2020 Employment law developments, Covid-19 and a new member

As 2020 has drawn to a close, Birkett Long lists key changes that have taken place in the employment law sector. Employers have had to overcome many new challenges because of Covid-19. The new word of the year “furlough”, a job retention...

New solicitor joins top tier dispute resolution team in Essex

Birkett Long welcomes solicitor, Megan Hutchings, to its tier 1 dispute resolution team. Megan’s role involves advising on all aspects of dispute resolution, including contract disputes, neighbour disputes, landlord and tenant disputes (including...

Record year of promotions for Essex Law firm

Birkett Long is delighted to announce a record number of promotions in 2020 Despite the turbulent year during Covid-19, Birkett Long has recognised that all staff have gone over and above but, for some, this means a promotion to Associate or Senior...

Marketing Manager celebrates Chartered Marketer status

Jennie Skingsley, Associate and Marketing Manager at Birkett Long, has been accredited Chartered Marketer status by the leading professional body for marketers – The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Jennie received her Professional Diploma in...

Birkett Long's role in £3.8m sale

Essex law firm, Birkett Long, has advised the owners of the digital marketing firm Coast Digital, on the £3.8 million sale of the company to Elixirr International plc (AIM:ELIX). David Wisbey, a Partner in the firm’s Commercial and Corporate...

Charity Golf Challenge

#2SuitsAndAGolfCourse – A Charity Golf Challenge with our friends at Lambert Chapman. Birkett Long’s charity for 2020 is Essex and Herts Air Ambulance. As we all know they do a brilliant job for our counties and rely on fundraising efforts to...

Essex law firm trainees qualify as solicitors

Cara O’Donoghue and Lisa Cox started at Birkett Long as trainee solicitors and have now qualified into the Agriculture and Estates team and the Court of Protection and Inheritance Disputes Team respectively.   Cara graduated from the...

Essex Law firm recruits new Collaboratively trained solicitor

Birkett Long has recruited Shelley Cumbers, a collaboratively trained solicitor into its Divorce and Family team. The collaborative law process is one of many options for separating and divorcing couples and involves the couple working together with their...

Birkett Long to offer Cancer Research UK's free will service

Birkett Long Solicitors in Chelmsford are proud to have joined Cancer Research UK’s Free Will Service. Prior to partnering with Cancer Research UK, Birkett Long solicitors branches across Essex had already written over £54.8k worth of gifts in...

Birkett Long still within the foundations of Essex House

Birkett Long staff were delighted to return to their former office at Essex House, but this time as part of the firm’s work on the site with Equagroup. Birkett Long is focused on our local communities and are very proud to be working with a business...

Birkett Long's key role in "firm of the future" launch

Commercial and corporate finance specialists play key role in “firm of the future” launch. Essex law firm, Birkett Long, has played a key role in the launch of Xeinadin, the UK and Ireland’s largest professional services consolidator. ...

Essex Law firm supports local children's charity

Birkett Long’s Divorce and Family team is supporting local charity Stepping Stones Play and Learn Group and recently visited to meet the children and the staff. Birkett Long staff were delighted to learn about the group and the work that they do in...

Essex Law firm staff receive LGBTQ+ Training

Tracy Martinez, the Training Co-ordinator from Outhouse East , came to Birkett Long’s offices to deliver three LGBTQ+ Awareness training sessions to staff. The aim was to improve staff knowledge and understanding of the spectrum of gender and...

Intellectual Property Department recruits patent attorney

Chris Burnett has joined Birkett Long’s new Intellectual Property team as a patent attorney, where he will be advising on patent and trademark matters. His role involves advising in relation to every intellectual property right, from patents and...

Essex law firm achieves Lexcel reaccreditation for 16th year

In June this year, Birkett Long underwent its annual Lexcel assessment and passed with flying colours! This is the sixteenth year the firm has been accredited with the quality mark. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark...

Essex Law firm Partner reaches Dementia Friends target

Liz Jones, a Partner at Birkett Long and Solicitor in the wills, trust and probate team, has created 113 Dementia Friends, exceeding her target of 100. Liz has achieved this as the Alzheimer’s Society announces that they have now reached 3 million...

Essex Law firm completes $31 million sale

The Commercial and Corporate Finance team at Birkett Long has completed a $31 million international share sale on behalf of the shareholders of Cognitran Limited. The transaction was completed within a very tight timescale. Ben Schneider, Business...

Essex Law firm Partner celebrates 20 years with the firm

Keith Songhurst, 44, a Partner and solicitor specialising in dispute resolution, is celebrating 20 years’ service at Birkett Long. Despite never having had any childhood ambition to be a lawyer, Keith saw law as a challenging, interesting and...

Essex law firm welcomes three new trainee solicitors

Essex law firm Birkett Long have given three trainee solicitors a training contract. Claudia Hubert, Phoebe Trott and Rianna Billington started work at the firm this month taking their first seats in Commercial property, Wills, trusts and probate and Dispute...
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