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 are currently recruiting for September 2019 Training Contract intake. Please see our Training Contracts Tab for more information.

We currently have vacancies in our following teams:

- Business Team

- please see below for full details:

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Business Team Vacancy - Basildon Office

The Firm
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 Role
We have a full time vacancy for an experienced 4 + years PQE Solicitor to join our highly regarded Commercial and Corporate Finance Business team based in our Basildon office. 

You will be part of our multidisciplinary Business Team and demonstrate an aptitude for corporate commercial work.  You should have experience of handling transactions, advising on corporate structures, drafting commercial contracts, shareholder agreements and terms of business.

Ideally you will have experience in or an interest in developing expertise in Intellectual Property being able to advise or developing your ability to advise on intellectual property rights, digital and e-commerce matters, software and hardware support contracts, website design and maintenance agreements and similar related matters. 

The Team
Our highly regarded team acts for a variety of clients from SME’s to multinational corporations. Team members have each carved a niche specialism within the corporate commercial discipline adding further variety to the work and the successful candidate will be supported to develop their own specialisms.  The team assists clients with buying and selling companies and businesses, shareholder and joint venture agreements,  restructuring and corporate advice and reviewing and preparing commercial agreements. 

The Opportunity
This is a good opportunity to join a growing team and to assist the development of our Basildon office and London opportunities.

The Candidate

The successful candidate will have proven experience in handling a busy caseload and a minimum of 4 years PQE.

You will have the ability to deliver succinct high quality advice, excellent client and team communication skills, drafting and negotiation skills and a desire to play a key role in the future development of the firm and the team.

You will need to use your own initiative and provide good succinct commercial advice to clients. You will be computer literate, able to use a case management system and be able to type.

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.

This role is an excellent opportunity for progression.

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, CO3 3WG
Or alternatively to

Closing date for applications is: 31 July 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.