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I joined Birkett Long in May 2013 as a Consultant Solicitor in the Wills, Trusts and Probate Team at Basildon. I deal with various areas of the law including preparing wills, probate applications, administering estates, preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney.
Having completed my school education as one of the first 10 girls at Felsted school, I gained my law degree and professional exams in Chelmsford at what is now known as Anglia Ruskin University.
I joined Edwards Son & Noice in Billericay as a trainee and remained with that firm after qualifying, eventually becoming its Principal until the merger with Birkett Long LLP in 2013.
I trained in various aspects of legal work in my early career eventually establishing a thriving Private Client practice. I have been delighted to welcome so many of my long-standing clients to the new office in Basildon, although I still frequently travel back to Billericay for meetings and to see clients in their homes when necessary.
During my time both living and working in Billericay I have been active in the town, joining a local fund raising organisation and later co-founding the first professional ladies lunch club in the town. I was an active member of the local school PTA and an elected Parent Governor for both infant and junior schools, I also served for many years as a committee member of the Billericay CAB.
In my spare time, I enjoy foreign travel, eating out and entertaining.
QUALIFICATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Law degree and professional exams
What our clients say
Just to say a big thank you for making a quite stressful experience so manageable! A real pleasure to work with such a lovely lady.
Many thanks Jane, for the excellent service you always provide for us.
Jane Orchard is a notable addition to the team.
I have been very pleased with the excellent service we received from you and send you our best wishes.
Helpful advice given. Everything straightforward.
Can I just take his opportunity to place on record our huge thanks for not only helping us to sort out the Estate but also, importantly, to resolve the situation of finding professional Trustees. As always in these matters, your kind understanding and professional help has been very much appreciated by us all.Mr Keith Webb
Jane Orchard was excellent in working with my mother on her Will and Power of Attorney. She listened to her and made sure Mum understood. The offices in Basildon were very nice and the people were friendly helpful and kind.
I found the services provided by Birkett Long LLP to be very friendly, helpful and efficient.
Birkett Long provide a practical approach to this sensitive work and ensure great attention to detail. They are prepared to go the extra mile to assist their clients.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
The matter was dealt with in a friendly and comfortable fashion. We did not realise how much we needed to think about the LPA until it was explained to us clearly.
It may be work that you do every day but I have appreciated the manner in which you have carried out this work. You have all made any problems a lot easier to handle, so once again, a big 'thank you' to you all.
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.
Very many thanks for the swift efficient service you have provided for us. We found this to be very reassuring. If we require legal services in the future we will call on you and we will have no hesitation in recommending you to other people.