Sophie Kempton

Legal Support Assistant

In the Dispute Resolution team, I help with completing dictation, typing, photocopying, preparing court bundles, answering the telephone, booking appointments, and answering general queries that my team may have with regards to admin. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available to arrange a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217372.

No two days are the same. Dispute resolution can be very fast paced at times, and I enjoy the challenge and the variety of work.

I wanted to join Birkett Long because it was a successful firm and I wanted a new challenge. I decided to become a legal secretary because growing up my mum was also in the same field.

In my free time I enjoy keeping fit and going to the gym at least 3 times a week. I have a little boy, so enjoy days out with him and we also love having movie nights! I love music and attend various events throughout the year. 

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.