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Joanne Southgate

Team Assistant

I help with organising the lawyers and with ensuring that transactions run through smoothly by emailing and liaising with clients, drafting documents, typing correspondence and undertaking any other administrative tasks required. I’m based in our Chelmsford office and am available to arrange a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01245 453834.

I previously worked in London and wanted to work locally in a reputable firm, with a friendly team. I manage to achieve all of that by working at Birkett Long.

I enjoy the daily challenges that my job brings. I am very methodical, so I enjoy the fact that there is a beginning and an end to every file. I enjoy that every day is busy and varied.

I am a member of an international motorcycle owners’ club (VSOC) and in my spare time I go to various rallies during the summer all around Europe. I organised the Essex rally in August 2017, where there were around 250 motorbikes. At Christmas, I volunteer to help cook Christmas lunches for people living on their own in Frinton.

Our Commercial Real Estate Team

Commercial Real Estate is a large team with significant experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property. Our individual members also have their own sector expertise, including environment & energy, health and social care, education and charity. The team has long standing relationships with clients and business partners, and we provide a tailored service to each client. We deal with each matter efficiently to ensure that deadlines and objectives are achieved. Our advice is commercial and practical, offering positive solutions.