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 years of a loyal and continuing contribution to Essex law firm Birkett Long.

John was born in Southend on Sea and has spent his life, both personal and professional, in South East Essex.

His interest in the law began in the middle years of his schooling at Southend High School for Boys and continued through a degree course in Law at Lincoln College Oxford. Like many others, he found the intricacies of the law both fascinating and challenging.

In March 1969, he joined a recently-established practice in Basildon, becoming a partner there, and subsequently cofounding a new firm out of that earlier practice. That was indeed a major, but rewarding, challenge for John.

In 2009, after 40 years with the same firm, retirement was beckoning, but he decided that he did not want to put aside the accumulated expertise and acquaintances of those years and he was delighted to be offered a chance to work as consultant to Birkett Long. He joined the firm to assist with their business development, in particular on his home turf of South Essex.

Over many years in practice he acquired a loyal client following. Many chose to keep in touch and have enjoyed his support and the services of his colleagues at Birkett Long in the ten years since. Hence, he now marks his 50 years in the legal profession.

John says “The changes in the law and the profession have been many and significant in that time, and in particular technology has had its impact – fax machines have come and gone and much else has moved on. However a constant is that Birkett Long offers to its staff an enjoyable working environment and to its clients a professional and friendly service. My accepting to join them proved to be a very happy decision and I look forward to continuing to contribute to the firm’s growth.”

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