• Office
  • Phoenix House
  • Christopher Martin Road
  • Basildon
  • Essex
  • SS14 3EZ
  • Tel: 01268 244144

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Frances Lavender

Team Assistant

I assist Jane Orchard, a consultant solicitor, having joined from E Edwards Son & Noice when they merged with Birkett Long. I am based in our Basildon office, and am available to arrange a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01268 824928.

I have worked for solicitors since leaving school, firstly in reception and working up to becoming a secretary. I have now worked with Jane Orchard for 25+ years. We have a good working relationship and I thoroughly enjoy the work which we undertake.

In my spare time I enjoy gardening, walking, jigsaws and helping family members with a variety of jobs. My parents are now in their 80’s and my husband and I spend any spare time visiting and helping them with jobs around the house and garden, which we enjoy.

Wills, Trusts and Probate Team - South Essex

We provide practical solutions, in an easy to understand way, by bringing together specialisms from different legal areas for a joined-up approach.

We are always happy to speak to our clients about their matter, without them feeling afraid of charges being incurred immediately. We put the client first and ensure that we can help them before we charge!

What our clients say

  • I consider the work undertaken for me by Birkett Long was excellently carried out. I was very impressed by the expertise of the solicitor who undertook my work and by the knowledge of her secretary. Availability and promptness of response when I called were shown to me without fail. In addition it was a pleasure to visit such a very pleasant environment.