• Office
  • Faviell House
  • 1 Coval Wells
  • Chelmsford
  • Essex
  • CM1 1WZ
  • Tel: 01245 453800

Thomas Emmett

Head of Education

I have a pragmatic and commercially focused approach to assisting our clients, with their interests at the forefront of my considerations. I work from both our Basildon and Chelmsford offices, and am available on 01245 453847.

I advise businesses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and a wide range of commercial contracts. I have also assisted borrowers with secured and unsecured lending matters. My experience includes assisting SMEs, as well as national and international entities on a variety of commercial and corporate law matters.

I specialise in the education sector and I am the head of Birkett Long’s education team. I offer advice to a range of educational institutions, including maintained schools, single academy trusts, multi-academy trusts, independent schools, and further and higher education institutions.

Prior to becoming a solicitor, my interest in education began when I worked as a tutor at an Essex based community college. During that time I delivered the CILEX Level 2 Qualification, along with a variety of A Level qualifications.

In my spare time I can be found on the golf course or on a badminton court. I am an avid supporter of West Ham United Football Club. I enjoy mainly rock and indie music, including AC/DC and the Arctic Monkeys.

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Commercial and Corporate Finance Team

We add value through our expertise, which is applied in a commercial way to ensure our clients are fully appraised of the likely risks and obligations involved with the contractual, corporate and transactional work we carry out.

Education Team

Education law can be complex and there are many different reasons why you may need legal advice. Our Education team includes individuals who specialise in certain sectors, so you are guaranteed a solicitor who has the expertise in the area that you require. The team is made up of specialists working within the relevant principle disciplines – commercial and corporate finance, commercial real estate, employment and HR, and dispute resolution. We regularly work for universities, colleges, and schools, including Multi Academy Trusts.