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Essex law firm advises on successful sale

Essex law firm, Birkett Long has advised the owners of GB Underwriting on their sale of the company to insurance intermediary Specialist Risk Group (SRG). GB Underwriting is a property and liability solutions provider operating in the UK broker market. A...

Succession: how to keep it in the family for generations

Over the last 200 years, agriculture in Britain has changed significantly. With the impending changes following Brexit, The Agriculture Act 2020, and no doubt many things we do not even know or have heard of as I write, it will undoubtedly change and need...

mastering business longevity beyond Brexit

Birkett Long can trace its roots back to 1821, celebrating its 200 th anniversary this year. Statistics suggest that only about 0.5% of all companies achieve 100 years in business, so we are definitely doing something right!  About 30% of businesses...

Intellectual property: Future-proofing your brand

At Birkett Long, we are lucky enough to be able to work with some very well-known brands. Some of them are almost as old as the firm itself, while others are recognised in households across the world.  Yet the fortunes of a given brand can ebb and...

Staff are the heart of every business

A big part of the success of every business is its staff. Do you look after yours? The idea is important, of course, and that came from inside the head of a person. The structure is also important; thought through by a person. Delivery, equally so...

Birkett Long's newest recruit explains new code to demonstrate trust post-Grenfell

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has put forward a new code of conduct for manufacturers and suppliers of building materials, in a bid to address market failings brought to light by the Grenfell tragedy. The consultation on the proposed code runs...

Brunt V Wrangle retrial

Birkett Long is delighted to have secured a retrial after a successful appeal in the case of Brunt V Wrangle which concerns a potentially forged will.  Birkett Long and Sophia Rogers of Radcliffe Chambers act on behalf of the successful appellants in...

Brexit: thinking of entering into dispute proceedings?

The transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the transitional arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement have come to an end. What does this mean for the rules on jurisdiction and enforcing English judgments around the EU? On 31 January 2020, the UK...

Brexit and Beyond - Family Law

In a world where a pandemic has turned everything on its head, you would be forgiven for thinking that Brexit was done and dusted; no longer front-page news, it barely seems to be mentioned. However, it is far from over and we have yet to see the real...

Manufactured goods - product marking after 1 January 2021

A conformity mark (or certification mark) on a manufactured product indicates the manufacturer has verified compliance with accepted product standards or regulations.  Businesses need to use a conformity mark when placing certain goods in the UK...
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