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I take time to listen to my clients, so that I can offer relevant advice in plain English, which addresses their concerns, guides them through the process, protects their interests and enables them to plan for a better future. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217305.
I decided that I wanted to become a solicitor when I was 11 years old. It looked to me to be a job that would be interesting and varied. I considered that I had strong analytical and communication skills which allowed me to quickly assess a situation from all angles, identify solutions to problems (including those not so obvious) and that being a solicitor would allow me to use those skills to help people.
I work on a variety of different cases, dealing with issues such as pre and post nuptial agreements, divorce and separation, finances, child arrangements and cases which involve domestic abuse.
I am a Resolution Accredited Specialist in relation to Finance and Domestic Abuse and a Member of Resolution.
Before moving to Birkett Long, I was Chair of the East Herts and Broxbourne DV forum, a charity which operated in Hertfordshire to help raise awareness of domestic abuse and the organisations involved in assisting victims of domestic abuse. I have also offered my time as an honorary solicitor at a number of local CABs.
In my spare time I like reading, going to the gym and walks in the local countryside.
Divorce and Family team
Our divorce and separation team understands that the breakdown of a relationship, particularly if children are involved, can be a difficult and stressful time for all those involved. We listen to the needs of our clients and treat each client as an individual. This ensures we are able to tailor our advice and help guide you through the legal process. We can assist you to make important decisions at a time when you may feel unable to do so.
What our clients say
The team inspires confidence due to their knowledgeable and extremely reputable practice.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Karen handled the "family dispute" issues with understanding, empathy and resolve which our daughter needed at that time. She was always contactable and if away her team stood in well for her. She trod the fine line between too much pressure and not enough so that in the end an equitable solution was agreed. We were very happy with her service.Mr S Robinson
Thank you very much for your support and guidance. After our first disaster of solicitor I was very wary but you put me at ease straight away. Thank you so much.
The team is strategic, pragmatic and - most importantly - honest and straightforward about the legal risks, costs and related issues.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
I just wanted to say thank you for your help with everything. You've helped make a difficult situation that much easier for me - it has been much appreciated.
Thank you for everything you have done for me i will never forget your help. You brought a smile to my face when I was feeling so down. A truly lovely lady who cares. Don’t ever stop what you do, you’re awesome at it!!
Birkett Long is a remarkable practice, which has gone from strength to strength.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Thank you for everything you've done for me, you've been superb.