Firm News

Record breaking £19K raised for Alzheimer's Society!

Community focused staff at Essex law firm, Birkett Long, have raised over £19,329 for the UK’s leading dementia charity, Alzheimer’s Society. Each year the firm, which has offices in Colchester, Chelmsford and Basildon, chooses a...

Essex law firm promotes family law specialist to Associate

Francesca Cozens, a member of Birkett Long’s South Essex Divorce and Family Team based in the Chelmsford office, has been promoted to Associate. Francesca, 38, studied at Warwick University and has been qualified for over 10 years. She has always...

Birkett Long solicitor becomes Trustee at Outhouse East

Molly Frankham, a Colchester dispute resolution solicitor, has been appointed as the latest trustee of Outhouse East, an Essex charity offering support and information to the LGBT+ community. Outhouse East aims to provide support to individuals and...

45 year career in law at Birkett Long

Bruce Ballard, a member of the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team, is retiring after a 45 year career as a lawyer at Birkett Long. We look back at an extraordinary colleague’s work, and how the profession has changed. Adrian Livesley, Managing Partner,...

Essex Law firm makes partner promotions

Birkett Long has promoted two members of staff to its now 26 strong partnership. Associate, Ben Parmenter , and Head of HR, Joann Kebbell , bring the number of partners to 26 following their promotion.    Birkett Long’s Chairman,...

Birkett Long continues to assist Healthcare Homes Group's expansion with latest acquisitions

Birkett Long LLP has helped Healthcare Homes Group boost their portfolio of residential and nursing homes to 37 homes, following the acquisition of two care homes in February and March 2018 under two separate transactions. Healthcare Homes Group provides...

Interview with Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association

Interview with Emma Coke, as she achieves The Agricultural Law Association Fellowship Emma Coke is an Associate Solicitor in our Agriculture & Estates Team, who has recently become a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association. What is the Agricultural...

Essex Digital Awards finalists!

Last month we were thrilled to find out that we are finalists in the 2018 Essex Digital Awards in the Best Website category. We are particularly proud of our website, not only because we think it looks good and offers a good visitor experience, but because...

Birkett Long promotes IT Manager to Associate

Trudy Hooper, IT Manager at Essex law firm Birkett Long, is celebrating after being promoted to Associate. Trudy, based in the firm’s Colchester office, joined Birkett Long in May 2011 and has over 20 years’ experience in the legal IT sector...

Three new promotions broaden Essex Law firms' talent

Three trainee solicitors at leading Essex law firm, Birkett Long, have seen their hard work and commitment recognised as they move up the ranks to become fully qualified solicitors. Jess Elwell, Molly Frankham and Rachel Leech, all in their 20s, started out...

Charlotte boosts Birkett Long's specialist employment law team

Employment lawyer Charlotte Holman has joined leading Essex law firm Birkett Long, boosting its experienced and expanding Basildon team. A former pupil at The Boswells School in Chelmsford, Charlotte studied Law at the University of Leicester and her Legal...

Business expert boosts Birkett Long team

Corporate, commercial and employment law expert Alan Massenhove has joined leading Essex law firm Birkett Long, adding his experience to its renowned Business Team. Alan, who has worked in the legal profession for 23 years, is based at Birkett Long’s...

Birkett Long boost as Ben becomes Notary Public

Solicitor Ben Parmenter has qualified as a Notary Public, becoming one of just 800 members of the oldest and smallest branch of the legal profession in England and Wales. Ben, 41, who is Head of Wills, Trusts and Probate at Birkett Long’s Colchester...

Interview with Solicitor Katie Gibson-Green

Katie Gibson-Green is a Solicitor in our Agriculture & Estates Team, who has recently become a member of STEP.  What is STEP? The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) is a global professional association for practitioners who...

Lawyers raise funds for St Helena Hospice

Community-spirited lawyers have helped raise £2,220 to support St Helena Hospice by writing wills. The team of ten lawyers from Birkett Long’s Colchester-based Wills, Trusts and Probate team gave their services for free to the Hospice’s...