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

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David Feakins


I am a solicitor within the Wills, Trust and Probate team in Colchester. I can assist clients with drafting Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. I can also assist with the administration of Estates. I am always available for a free, no obligation 15 minute chat, on 01245 453870.

I pride myself on providing my clients with great service. Any advice is given in a timely and accurate fashion in order to help my clients achieve a desired outcome.

In my spare time, I enjoy watching sports and, for my sins, I have a season ticket at Southend United. I try to be as active as possible within the community, and I am currently a Local Academy Committee member for a local school in Colchester, which I thoroughly enjoy.

Wills, Trusts and Probate Team – Colchester

Our team's friendly approach ensures that clients are put at ease and made aware that they will be looked after. All members of the team are happy to discuss a client’s needs over the telephone for an initial 15 minutes at no cost. Once it is established what a client needs, fixed fees are almost always available to provide certainty to our clients.

What our clients say

  • I have been most impressed with the service that I have received from David Feakins at Birkett Long LLP... David always answered my questions promptly and was very pleasant and helpful. He is a credit to your organization and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
  • The firm provides 'sensible and realistic advice' to its corporate clients and is routinely instructed on high-value and complex dispute claims.The Legal 500
  • I would like to thank you for all your help with this [Education] matter. It is such a relief and pleasure to have received your support.
  • My wife's sudden passing in May 2016 was such a huge shock that i was unable to think straight for some time. My wife and I had quite a few investments including shares, ISA's, bonds together and individually as well as property both here in the UK and in Spain. On top of that my late wife's tax return and other formalities had to be completed which has really just now finished nearly 15 months later. Without Emma Clarke and David Feakins I don't know what I would have done. Perhaps I should re-phrase that. Both Emma and David took everything off me and did everything that needed to be done, for which I will be ever grateful.
  • Birkett Long have assisted with a number of matters. These have all been dealt with very efficiently and in a timely manner. It has always been very easy to contact the team members.
  • The business was conducted in a professional yet friendly manner. We were kept fully informed and have reached a successful conclusion. We would recommend Birkett Long wholeheartedly.
  • I received over and above the expected level of service from Birkett Long Solicitors.
  • You were outstanding in dealing with my general sense of unease throughout in a calm and measured way. Moreover, I was never rushed.
  • My sister and I have been advised by the firm through the succession, wills and probate issues arising from our late parents' estate and, more recently, through the sale of the family home. We'd have no hesitation in recommending your services. Certainly our experience throughout has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you.
  • I am so pleased with the service you offered... you have put my mind at rest.
  • Working with BL for over 20 years on family matters including trusts, wills and probate I have always found their people friendly and highly professional.
  • On the two occasions I have dealt with David Feakins, I have been afforded the very best in advice and service and good manners and I felt like I was the only client he had. A very rare quality in this day of age. My daughter also is a client of the practice. Keep up the good work. Thank you, I feel settled in myself now my business has been sorted and put away until needed.
  • I can thoroughly recommend Birkett Long Solicitors. I have always been treated with respect and given time to explain my needs. I have been listened to attentively, and immediately received knowledgeable comments and advice. The discussions gave me choices which were then based on facts and identified a realistic and sound way forward to solve sensitive issues both now and in the future. They have kept me informed in writing of their actions and their terms of engagement. They have demonstrated their efficiency and commitment to their client throughout my engagement with them. My most recent contact with them has been throughout this first lockdown period. Their service has been faultless throughout these unprecedented times. I would not hesitate to recommend them.