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

Martin Hopkins

Managing Partner

I am Managing Partner with responsibility for performance and strategy across the whole Birkett Long Group. This includes our 3 legal services departments; Commercial, Private Client and Residential and Real Estate, along with our Financial Services and Intellectual Property teams. I have been in this role since 2019 having started my career with Birkett Long in 2001.

I work closely with my Partners and our support team leaders to drive our business forward and to implement change whilst maintaining our core values. Our purpose is to improve individual lives, businesses and communities. We are committed to providing excellent service, for all, by all, all of the time.



  • Qualified as a Solicitor in 1998
  • Chair of Trustees MS-UK
  • Member of 1st West Bergholt Scouts executive committee
  • Member of Heathlands Primary School PTA
  • Member of Friends of Hillhouse Wood
  • Member and Committee member of the Colchester Association for the Protection of Property and the Prosecution of Thieves!
  • Chair of Colchester Scout Band

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Employment and BLHR team

The Employment and BLHR team listens to the needs and objectives of our clients, whether they are individuals seeking advice about their employment or a potential claim or a business needing guidance on how to resolve a situation with an employee. Our advice is commercial and pragmatic whilst taking into account the legalities. 

All members of the team are happy to discuss the background of your situation over the telephone for an initial 15 minutes, at no cost, to see if the matter is something we can assist with and if future costs are worthwhile for you.

What our clients say

  • The team at Birkett Long has a calmness in their approach. Their advice is concise, to the point and takes account of any risk. You know you're in good hands.Client testimonial from the legal 500
  • Thank you for the wonderful service I received from you... I have had every confidence in you and your secretary Cheryl... the service that I received from you has been second to none and I would not hesitate to recommend you and your firm in the future.
  • Many thanks for your support and advice... I will not hesitate to recommend you in future should I or any of my friends/colleagues need professional advice.
  • Thank you for your assistance with this matter. I will be recommending you to anyone that needs advice.
  • I was placed with Martin Hopkins... with regard to redundancy from my job. He was friendly, professional and explained the matter in layman's terms that were easily understood.
  • Martin Hopkins is praised for his ability to produce realistic solutions and appreciated for his "outstanding ability to forensically examine information".Chambers & Partners 2015