• Office
  • Phoenix House
  • Christopher Martin Road
  • Basildon
  • Essex
  • SS14 3EZ
  • Tel: 01268 244144

Marc Thurlow


I am careful to ensure I understand the bigger picture of my client’s circumstances so they know that any advice that I give will be tailored, with all the context taken into account. I also like to think that I am an astute tactician and that my clients realise this, and that they will be getting a responsive and considered service. I am based in our Basildon office.

I love the technical challenge of the job and helping clients to resolve, and move on from, fractious situations. The path to a resolution is not always an easy one for client and solicitor alike, but it’s a rewarding feeling when you know you have got them the best outcome they could have expected.

I am experienced at resolving disputes between owners of businesses (i.e. shareholder, partner and member disputes) as well as disputes relating to the financial sector. I have had a lot of experience dealing with professional negligence and intellectual property claims. I make sure that my clients are receiving great service and are getting the best advice to help them achieve their outcomes for any given dispute.

I am a partner in Birkett Long’s Basildon office, and my responsibilities include developing and growing its scale of operation and profitability.

I play a lot of sport - tennis, football and the gym are my favourite activities – and I like travelling as well. Since becoming a father, however, my daughter has taken up the time I used to spend pursuing all these hobbies!


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.