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

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Rianna Billington

Trainee Solicitor

I am currently in my third seat in my training contract in the BLHR and Employment team. My first and second seats were in the Dispute Resolution team and Wills, Trusts and Probate team.

I have always been interested in pursuing a career in law as I wanted to do work that makes a difference to someone. I believe that it is a huge privilege to be able to help an individual or company navigate and resolve any issues that they may be facing.

Before joining Birkett Long, I volunteered at my local Citizen’s Advice Bureau as an adviser. I helped clients with many different issues such as housing, employment and benefits. My work there gave me a real sense of personal satisfaction, as I was able to help individuals who were vulnerable or in a bad place.

In my spare time, I really enjoy eating out and yoga – which is a good combination as the two balance each other out! I am also an animal lover and have ridden horses since I was 10 years old.


  • English Literature degree
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Legal practice course

What our clients say

  • The solicitors at Birkett Long provided excellent support and guidance... They explained everything in the correct amount of detail and were incredibly understanding, during what was a very stressful situation for me. Alex and Rianna are an absolute credit. They remained professional, yet supportive throughout - thank you. I would thoroughly recommend the company.