With offices in Basildon, Chelmsford and Colchester, Birkett Long is one of the regions largest full service law firms and is still growing!

Birkett Long achieved a ‘Regional Heavyweight’ ranking in the Legal 500 directory and is recognised as the law firm with the strongest profile in Essex.

We currently have vacancies in our following teams:

- Wills, Trust and Probate Colchester


Please see below for full details:

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Wills, Trust and Probate Legal Executive/Paralegal

Colchester Office

The Firm
Birkett Long Solicitors are redefining what it means to be a Lawyer.  Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities.

We are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice.

The Department
You will join the specialised Wills, Trust and Probate team which provides a wide range of services to guide individuals to make decisions regarding their personal and financial affairs to enable them to plan ahead.   The team also assists families following a bereavement.

Specialist advice includes:

• Wills – why you should make one;
• Trust – what a trust is and the suitability for you;
• Inheritance Tax planning;
• Probate;
• Planning future care – individual and family;
• Powers of Attorney

The Role
We have a vacancy for a full time experienced Paralegal or Legal Executive to join our busy and well respected Wills, Trust and Probate Team in our Colchester office. Previous experience is essential to ensure the successful candidate is able to hit the ground running.

The Candidate
We are looking for an enthusiastic applicant to join our highly regarded team of specialist lawyers. The candidate must be outgoing, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be a team player.

The ideal candidate will have experience in handling and managing their own caseload, appropriate to their level of experience.

You will have the ability to deliver succinct, high quality advice with excellent client and team communication skills. 

The role will involve marketing and business development and therefore the ideal candidate must be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required and preferably have their own vehicle as well as a clean driving licence.

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to

Leonie Dolling
HR Assistant
Birkett Long LLP, 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road Colchester, Essex CO3 3WG
Or alternatively to

Closing date for applications is: 7 November 2018 


Agents please note that we work with a PSL and whilst we consider each candidate and application, please ensure that CV’s are only directed to our HR department. Please refrain from contacting Birkett Long employees. 

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Birkett Long LLP, the leading Essex based law and financial services firm is looking to expand.

With offices in Colchester, Basildon and Chelmsford, Birkett Long has significant growth plans over the next 5 years for its financial services business. Already a major contributor towards the firm’s success, recent branch expansion, acquisitions, and the associated client base increase present an unprecedented opportunity to realise its growth plans.

Predominantly working with quality ‘in-house’ leads from our huge, diverse and active client base and some self-generated leads, together with full paraplanning and administrative support, Birkett Long seeks high calibre advisers to deliver quality advice and fee income, or those that can demonstrate they have the potential ability to do so, and who are excited by the challenge of helping the firm meet and exceed its aspirations.

To be considered for these roles working in the professional services marketplace, successful applicants will need to evidence an established record of high achievement through managing effective and sustained client relationships (typically, but not exclusively HNW/business owners); having attained Level 4 Diploma, and ideally chartered status or the aspiration to achieve this in the future with ongoing support and personal development.

This is an employed role. There is an excellent remuneration package available, commensurate with the expectation of the role, with the exceptional backing of one of the leading law and financial services brands in Essex.

For further information on a completely confidential basis:

David Cant
01206 217381 or 07901 005257

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If you would like to apply for any of the positions advertised please send your CV along with details of the position you are applying for to Leonie Dolling

Should you be interested in applying for a different position with the firm please do feel free to send your CV to Leonie Dolling, as we are happy to receive personal applications on a speculative basis.