Essex law firm announces recruitment of dispute resolution solicitor


Birkett Long is delighted to announce that it has recruited solicitor, Jacqui McGuirk, into its Dispute Resolution team.

Jacqui will be assisting both businesses and individuals with resolving conflict and has a particular interest in property litigation. Jacqui prides herself on listening to her clients’ needs, being practical, and finding commercial solutions.

After attending Bournemouth University, where she obtained a 2:1 in LLB Law, she went on to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which she combined with a Masters in Legal Practice at the University of Law obtaining a Distinction.

Jacqui qualified as a solicitor in April 2018 through the ‘equivalent means’ route. She worked as a paralegal alongside her LPC studies, working equivalent to a trainee, in different teams. She then completed a portfolio of evidence which she sent to the Solicitors Regulation Authority to say her work as a paralegal was equivalent to a trainee, this went through 2 – 3 assessors before being approved, allowing her to go straight to qualification.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacqui worked at a law firm in Basildon as part of the commercial litigation team. On why she chose Birkett Long, Jacqui said: “Birkett Long is well-regarded and steeped in tradition, whilst also being forward thinking. It is an exciting time to work at the firm.” 

In her spare time, Jacqui enjoys hiking at weekends and completed the National Three Peaks last summer and is hoping to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks this summer. 

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