• Office
  • 1 Amphora Place
  • Sheepen Road
  • Colchester
  • Essex
  • CO3 3WG
  • Tel: 01206 217300

Kevin Sullivan

Partner, Head of Colchester Dispute Resolution Team

I am a partner and head of our Colchester Dispute Resolution Team. I am a specialist in the field of contentious insolvency law with nearly 20 years’ experience in general dispute resolution practice. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217376.

In addition to handling substantial contract, company and shareholder disputes, I act for insolvency practitioners as well as in connection with contentious recovery actions – typically involving misfeasance/breach of duty, wrongful trading, transactions at an undervalue, preferences and unlawful dividends. 

I advise companies and directors as well as debtors/bankrupt and their spouses/partners in relation to a wide variety of corporate and personal insolvency-related issues. 

I have a particular interest in the defence of proceedings brought under the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986.

I am a mentor to several colleagues. I have successfully passed the Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency examination and I am an Associate member of R3 (the Association of Business Recovery Professionals).

In my spare time, I help fundraise for a local hospice as well as volunteering at running events. I produce, present and buy a lot of music (particularly electronic). I regularly play football, enjoy running as well as cycling and I am a keen skier having lived and worked in the French Alps before qualifying. 


  • Law LLB
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency
  • Associate member of R3

Dispute Resolution team

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.

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What our clients say

  • A big thankyou to yourself and Molly and your team. A large weight has just been lifted off my shoulders.
  • The Birkett Long team helped us in our claim for compensation from two UK banks over a period of more than 12 months. Their advice was sensible and cohesive, their fees very reasonable and ultimately they helped facilitate compensation awards totalling almost £100k via the Financial Ombudsman.
  • Your handling of this case has been exemplary.