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

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Lucy Birch


I provide clients with clear, practical advice, and I am a very personable and empathetic person. I advise on all aspects of family law including divorce and separation, finances, children matters and injunctive proceedings where there has been domestic violence. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217378.

I wanted a career in law from a young age, and once I began my undergraduate degree at university, I was interested in family law very early on. I love being able to help people during one of the most difficult times in their life, and I appreciate that the strict application of the law is only half of what my job entails.

I have carried out volunteer work throughout my legal training in order to assist those less fortunate with their legal problems. I also volunteered for the National Centre for Domestic Violence. Whilst doing my training contract, I used to volunteer at the London Black Women's project and participate in a drop in clinic which I found very rewarding.

Outside of work, I enjoy pilates and spending time eating out and going to the cinema.


  • LLB undergraduate degree
  • Legal Practice Course completed
  • Member of Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals committed to resolving family law matters in a constructive, non-confrontational way
  • Member of the Essex YResolution committee

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

  • Birkett Long is a remarkable practice, which has gone from strength to strength.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
  • The team inspires confidence due to their knowledgeable and extremely reputable practice.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
  • 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