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

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Alison Bear

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.

Prior to joining Birkett Long in 2003 I worked for Royal London Legal, Manches & Co and Colchester Magistrates Court. My area of expertise is residential conveyancing.


  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

What our clients say

  • Thank you so much for all your help especially in such difficult and awful times. At least I can be sure that when I sell... I will definitely have the confidence to let you handle it for me.
  • I am writing to commend the professional and helpful services of Alison Bear in your conveyancing department. I cannot praise her professionalism, knowledge and access to her clients highly enough. During the course of buying and selling several properties over the years and even potential purchasers solicitors in this sale i have come across solicitors who were incompetent, rude, inaccessible and unresponsive and it was a wonderful surprise to deal with Alison, who is efficient, instantly accessible with direct dial numbers and communicates regularly to make what is even usually a stressful activity but in this case was twice as bad. I will recommend your firm to anybody I know who need such services as it is refreshing to find a client focussed law practice.
  • I have used Birkett Long (or its predecessor) over a period of nearly forty years and for the purchase of three properties. My son has also instructed the firm for the purchase of two properties. Our collective experience has been universally excellent. The solicitors who have dealt with us are extremely professional in all that they do. They are concerned to understand your particular circumstances and deal rapidly with problems as they arise. They give the marked impression that they are often "ahead of the game" and not just reacting to queries from the other parties' solicitors. This is invaluable when the purchase/sale process is less than straightforward. My family always felt that we were in "safe hands". I have no hesitation in recommending Birkett Long to conduct any conveyancing matter.
  • Dear Jonathan and Alison, We just wanted to say thank you very much for your effort in getting our house sold and to your colleagues in the past who have dealt with the sales and purchase of previous properties. We have always found Birkett-Long to be very efficient and trust worthy and if we ever need any conveyancing or legal services in the UK in the future, would not hesitate to come back to you. Thank you again. Phil and Sharyn
  • Having been recommended Birkett Long by a colleague for the sale and purchase of our home, we were genuinely pleased with the service that we received. Alison provided excellent communication and we were able to talk to her directly when needed. It felt like a very personal service and good value for money.
  • Excellent professional conveyancing service from Alison Bear, Jonathan Seldon and the team at Birkett Long. Alison was always contactable and thorough with our property sale and difficult onward purchase. We would definitely recommend Alison Bear to our family and friends.
  • We have the utmost admiration for the manner in which our sales (third time lucky) and purchases (second time lucky) were dealt with from our initial on-line quotation. They were always on hand to provide gentle help and advice through some difficult and nervous moments.
  • I have been very impressed by the professional manner my case has been dealt with. I would highly recommend Birkett Long.
  • I found Birkett Long's lawyers were always patient and supportive. I also appreciated the extra thinking time they gave to problems that arose to ensure matters proceeded smoothly.
  • A big thank you to Alison as she was really helpful and calm even when we were getting a bit of pressure by the estate agent/other solicitor. Something we really valued as we were feeling the pressure our side.
  • I would not have coped with the stress of the purchase which at times was immense had it not been for the fantastic team. They were consistently professional and put up with my anxiety and occasional rants with kindness and understanding. I have placed four property transactions, two sales, two purchases, with Birkett Long over the last two years and have been highly impressed with the professional and painless way they have conducted each.