Having a contract in writing: why you need one and why it's a good investment

Many business deals are concluded by “Gentleman’s Agreements”. These can work for people and businesses - until there is an issue or uncertainty. Unfortunately, deals and relationships in business can, and do, go wrong for many reasons....

The proposed Common European Sales Law (CESL)

In October 2011 the European Commission proposed regulation on a common European sales law. Since then the proposals have been the subject of a House of Commons challenge and a consultation which sought views from UK interests on the CESL proposal and...

Considering cross border trade?

Do you make a product, or supply services, that could be sold to another country but you don’t know how you would get paid, or how to finance the costs of orders? Well, help is readily available from UK Export Finance, part of the UK’s export...

Birkett Long helps Romford firm join Global Group

Birkett Long, the leading Essex law firm, has advised Fallow International Freight Limited, a freight forwarding specialist based in Romford, Essex, on the sale of a strategic stake in the business to CWT Globelink Pte Limited, the freight logistics arm of...

Birkett Long helps bring investment to Essex business

Leading Essex law firm Birkett Long LLP has advised a major industrial group on a new investment in a business based in South Essex. David Wisbey, corporate finance lawyer and Birkett Long’s Chairman, led the team that advised Valeo on the acquisition...

Using your UK brand to export

Something has to change. Any positivity in the marketplace will soon disappear if our local businesses do not have the opportunity to grow and that is looking increasingly difficult when dealing with the UK consumer (whether individual or business). So, why...

Life in the international team

Although Birkett Long is based in Essex and is proud of its roots in the county, we act for clients locally, nationally and internationally. For that reason we have an international team, made up of lawyers experienced in working on cross border matters,...