In the recent contentious probate case of Clitheroe v Bond, the court overturned the validity of...
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.
Dispute Resolution team
The Dispute Resolution team adds value by ensuring that time is taken at the outset of a matter to understand a client’s specific objectives, and then giving clear, practical advice tailored to that client’s particular circumstances and objectives.
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
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
No confusing, unnecessary facts were given or irrelevant questions asked. I would highly recommend Birkett Long.
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.
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.
All my dealings with Birkett Long have been excellent. The professional attitude coupled with great empathy makes one feel at ease. My recent dealings with them had first Tracy England and then latterly David Feakins acting for me. They both advised with great care and integrity how I should proceed with at all times my best interest at the forefront of all advice given. I would always use Birkett Long for all and every situation that requires legal knowledge and expertise.Mr Andy Swettenham
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.