• Office
  • 1 Amphora Place
  • Sheepen Road
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO3 3WG
  • Tel: 01206 217300

Adrian Livesley

Consultant Solicitor

I specialise in commercial litigation, have been an accredited mediator with ADR Net since 1990 and a Deputy District Judge since 1992. I am a highly experienced advocate.

I joined Birkett Long in 1979, becoming a partner in 1984. I was Managing Partner of the Firm until June 2019.

My main specialisms are in contractual and professional negligence claims where I have regularly represented parties at all levels in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. In addition, I have wide ranging practice in all aspects of property, trust, tax, wills and probate litigation.

Examples of key instructions include successfully advising a mobile home park in the Court of Appeal in a challenge to the Inland Revenue on business property relief overturning the existing law, and acting for the senior partner of an established Essex firm of chartered surveyors in a contested action in the High Court, Chancery Division for recovery of monies fraudulently converted by one of the partners.

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