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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 Paralegal has exam success

Emma Rayner, a Paralegal at Birkett Long, has passed the last of her Level 3 Diploma in Law & Practice exams with the Cilex Law School. Emma is now an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and will continue to work in the firm’s...

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...

Specialist re-joins as Head of Employment Team

Employment law and HR expert Julie Temple has returned to her roots after 15 years – re-joining leading Essex law firm, Birkett Long, as Partner and Head of Employment and BLHR. She previously trained and qualified as a solicitor with the firm. ...

New solicitor joins the dispute resolution team

Birkett Long is pleased to welcome Laura Meers to our Dispute Resolution team. Laura will be based in the firm’s Basildon office. Laura will be working in the South Essex Dispute Resolution team, assisting with a wide range of commercial and other...

Essex Law firm announces promotion of family solicitor

Birkett Long is delighted to announce the promotion of solicitor, Muntech Kaur, to Associate. Muntech is a solicitor in the South Essex family team, based in the Basildon office. She joined Birkett Long in October 2016, having previously worked at a West...

Essex Law firm announces promotion

Birkett Long is delighted to announce the promotion of solicitor, Tim Field, to Associate. Tim is a solicitor in the commercial and corporate finance team, based in Colchester. He has had an unusual career in that he worked in a completely different...

Essex Law firm gains new Managing Partner

Martin Hopkins has taken on the role of Managing Partner as of 1 June. He will replace Adrian Livesley who is stepping down after 9 years in the post and 40 years at the firm. The firm’s Chairman, David Wisbey, also steps down, making way for...

Law firm with a modern outlook, built on traditional values

Managing Partner of leading Essex Law firm stepping down and handing over the reins Managing Partner stepping down after 9 years in the post and 40 years at the firm. In those 9 years, Birkett Long has shifted from a traditional law firm into a modern...

New solicitor joins the family team

  Birkett Long is delighted to welcome solicitor, Lucy Birch, to its divorce and family team. Lucy’s role involves advising on all aspects of private family law, including divorce and separation, children matters, injunctive proceedings and...

Essex solicitor celebrates 50 years in law!

  This month John Morgan celebrates 50 years in the legal profession. It is an amazing achievement and a milestone that shows the respect he earns from his clients, contributing to a career of distinction and longevity. This year also marks 10...
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