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I am a solicitor within the Dispute Resolution team in Colchester. I can assist clients with a wide range of disputes, from the recovery of a simple debt to advising on multi-million pound deals that have gone wrong. I am always happy to discuss problems that clients may be facing and I am 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.
I specialise in sports & esports law. A number of complications can arise for both sports clubs and players alike, especially in this day and age. I am always available to act as a sounding board in the first instance if required.
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.
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We provide a personal, attentive service, offering good availability and speed of response. We are informal where appropriate, whilst always professional. We have great strength and depth in numbers, with a wide range of experience, enabling clients and their issues to be matched to the most appropriate lawyer. We have lawyers who are true specialists in their chosen fields. We offer flexible funding arrangements, we enjoy excellent relations with assorted leading barristers’ chambers, enabling us to secure the most appropriate counsel on the best possible terms for our clients.
What our clients say
From the moment I walked in I was made welcome. David Feakins treated me in a friendly but professional way. All the questions I asked were extensively and satisfactorily answered. Cogent points were raised for my consideration. All in all a good experience which totally removed the dusty Dickensian characterisation of solicitors.
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, both 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 the assistance of 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.
The standard of service which I received from Birkett Long in respect of my Uncle, Guardianship application and then the Administration of his Estate has been excellent. We could not have asked for a more efficient service, nor more personable team assisting us.
No confusing, unnecessary facts were given or irrelevant questions asked. I would highly recommend Birkett Long.
I have been most impressed with the service that I have received from David Feakins at Birkett Long LLP. He obtained the Grant of Probate for my mother's Estate and was always extremely efficient and professional. 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.
I received over and above the expected level of service from Birkett and Long Solicitors. This went from the delivery of bad news to finalizing the estate. I felt totally in the picture at all times (even living overseas), that my needs were respected, and that the situation was dealt with sensitivity and professionalism.
David Feakins provided an efficient service for the Grant of Probate of my mother's estate. He answered emails in a timely and helpful manner and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services to others.
We used Birkett Long to act on our behalf to apply for probate on my father's estate. Throughout, 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 wanted to thank the firm for a really excellent service since 2014 in respect to my uncle Mike and more recently his estate. You were outstanding in dealing with my general sense of unease throughout in a calm and measured way. Moreover i was never rushed. With all good wishes in the future.