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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...

Essex Law firm hires commercial and corporate finance solicitor

Birkett Long LLP has recruited a new solicitor into the commercial and corporate finance team and the education team. Jonathon Holyhead is responsible for a range of commercial clients from sole traders to public traded companies and charities to schools. ...

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...

Essex law firm recruits new solicitor into Agriculture team

Birkett Long has recruited a new solicitor in its expanding Agriculture and Estates team. Jessica Newton, who is newly qualified, will be undertaking wills, trusts and probate work for farming clients, having joined from another local law firm. Jessica grew...

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...

Essex lawyer's journey from secretary to solicitor

Tracy England has been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales. It is extra special for Birkett Long because of the journey that Tracy has taken to achieve this. Tracy joined Smith Morton and Long on 23 January 1989 working first...

Essex law firm announces new intellectual property capability

Birkett Long is delighted to announce it has a new intellectual property capability, appointing Jonathan Perlmutter as the Head of Intellectual Property (IP). Jonathan has been working in intellectual property law for 13 years and came with an impressive...

Essex law firm HR adviser has exam success

Leonie Dolling, HR adviser at Essex law firm, Birkett Long, has passed her CIPD level 7 post graduate diploma in human resource management. Leonie has been studying for the past two years and had to undertake various written and practical assignments in...

Essex law firm announces new charity of the year

Essex law firm, Birkett Long, has announced Essex & Herts Air Ambulance as its new charity of the year for 2019/20. Since 2002, the firm has raised over £350,000 for charity with Cancer Research being the beneficiary of fundraising in 2018/19....

Essex Law firm introduces wellbeing programme for staff

Birkett Long is making a wellbeing commitment to their staff, which focuses on aspects of mental, physical and financial wellbeing. All managers and team leaders have undertaken wellbeing training to enable them to support their teams and colleagues....

Essex Law firm sponsors school cricket teams

Birkett Long is proud to sponsor a local school’s cricket teams. The Year 6 A teams at St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford have been wearing their sponsored kits this season. The firm is delighted to be a sponsor in the first year that the St...
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