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Emma Jenkins

Associate Solicitor

In the Dispute Resolution team, I deal with matters in a concise and effective manner, focusing on achieving cost effective and swift solutions without the need for litigation wherever possible. My experience ranges from the first investigative steps of exploring the merits of a potential matter to preparing for and arranging representation at trial. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217615.

I have had a diverse case load, meaning that I am well placed to assist in a broad range of matters. I specialise in property and land disputes with further experience in an array of contentious issues including, although not limited to, obtaining ex-parte relief (emergency injunctions), settling contractual disputes and business related disputes. I am also able to assist with property, land and contract litigation in the education sector.

The variety that litigation has to offer, and the diverse range of clients I have the pleasure of assisting, are the reasons why I enjoy my job. No two days are ever the same. I knew from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career in law. I witnessed several open hearings whilst volunteering as a marshall at Chelmsford Crown Court, and I then undertook my work experience here at Birkett Long whilst studying at university.

I spend the majority of my spare time with friends and family. I am an active swimmer and regularly practice yoga. I also never miss an opportunity to travel or go on holiday and am always planning my next trip.


  • Law Degree (LLB)
  • Legal Practice Course


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.

Education Team

Education law can be complex and there are many different reasons why you may need legal advice. Our Education team includes individuals who specialise in certain sectors, so you are guaranteed a solicitor who has the expertise in the area that you require. The team is made up of specialists working within the relevant principle disciplines – commercial and corporate finance, commercial real estate, employment and HR, and dispute resolution. We regularly work for universities, colleges, and schools, including Multi Academy Trusts.

What our clients say

  • 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
  • We both wanted to say thank for your wise advise over the last 2 years and more... Thanks from the bottom of our hearts.
  • Thank you for all your help in this matter you have been great throughout the whole saga... I wouldn't hesitate in using your services again.
  • I have been quite impressed with Emma. Her correspondence and attention to detail is very very good. Very very good indeed!
  • We would both like to thank you and Emma for your help and assistance during this case; and probably more so, thank you for your patience!
  • Many thanks for your excellent support