Essex law firm announces promotions

Essex law firm announces promotions

Birkett Long is delighted to announce the promotion of Jennie Skingsley and Thomas Emmett to Senior Associate and Farrah Harvey-Nawaz, Zoe Meredith and David Feakins to Associate with effect from 1 June 2022.

Senior Associate

Jennie Skingsley

Jennie joined Birkett Long in April 2003 to help with admin for a few months, and now heads up the firm's Marketing team! She is a Chartered Marketer, a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and has also completed the Professional Diploma in Marketing. Jennie was promoted to Associate in June 2014. Jennie is also celebrating promotion to Head of Marketing on 1 June.

In her spare time, Jennie indulges her love of music. She is the co-founder and musical director of Exaltation! Choir and is a grade 8 flautist. 

Thomas Emmett

Thomas graduated in Law from the University of Sheffield in 2013, he took a gap year, working in Sydney and Milan, and went on to complete his Legal Practice Course (LPC). Thomas joined the firm as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2015 taking seats in Dispute Resolution, Commercial Real Estate and Commercial and Corporate Finance where he qualified in September 2017. Thomas was promoted to Associate in June 2020 and has developed the firm's specialist Education team which he now heads up. 

Thomas enjoys playing golf and badminton. He is an avid supporter of West Ham United Football Club.


Farrah Harvey-Nawaz

Farrah is a Solicitor in the Divorce and Family team covering the Chelmsford and Basildon offices. Farrah studied at Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford for her Legal Practice Course (LPC) and her Law Degree and joined Birkett Long in February. Farrah trained at a local firm and qualified in 2017. 

In her spare time, Farrah enjoys travelling, yoga and learning about different cultures. 

Zoe Meredith

Zoe joined the firm in September 1995 on a Youth Training Scheme (now known as an apprenticeship) and worked supporting the firm’s team of Independent Financial Advisers until April 2017. Zoe then decided to try a new discipline and moved into the Business Development and Marketing team. During the pandemic, Zoe also assisted with new business in the Residential Real Estate team and in March 2022 took the decision to move into the team permanently. Zoe was made an Executive in 2014. 

David Feakins

David joined Birkett Long in January 2015 as a Paralegal in the Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Chelmsford. Having undertaken his training contract with the firm, with seats in Divorce and Family, Commercial and Corporate Finance and Dispute Resolution, he qualified into the Dispute Resolution team in March 2019. David decided to move back into the private client area and joined the Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Colchester in June 2020.

In his spare time, David is a huge sports fan enjoying both watching, and playing, sports. 

For further press information please contact Jennie Skingsley at Birkett Long on 01206 217605, email: