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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.
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.
What our clients say
Birkett Long are an expedient professional firm of solicitors that are easy to deal with.
I would like to thank you for all your help with this [Education] matter. It is such a relief and pleasure to have received your support.
I have just worked with Thomas on an acquisition of a new business out of Administration. I was hesitant because I would class myself as a hard task master and reasonably knowledgeable, not what you might call your average client. Thomas showed not only professionalism to the highest degree but determination and outstanding accuracy. Having nearly 40 years of experience I do not say this lightly. His dedication to get the acquisition done by the deadline, and dealing with our business (that definitely has more chiefs than Indians) would have been frustrating, not to mention the other side’s solicitors, an international law firm, who did not show professionalism or determination. When Thomas and I were talking at midnight and trying to get the deal done they were off to bed to get some sleep. So, in essence, I am writing to you to sing Thomas’ praises and say that not only did he do us proud but did you proud as a partnership. I know Thomas is going to go far in his career for the future and I hope he is recognised within your organisation accordingly. So much so that I will have no hesitation to use Thomas again in the future, and I am sure the occasion will arise. I shall certainly recommend Thomas and Birkett Long to my colleagues and business associates and I, of course, will now put our business forward to Birkett Long and be calling you our external solicitors and specialists and sending as much work your way as possible.Russell Morgan, Crown Partnership
I have required the services of Birkett Long for contract oversight purposes and have been very pleased with the high quality levels of response on all occasions. I would highly recommend their services to colleagues and friends.
We have always felt Thomas had our best interests in mind in terms of the purchase of the business and of the impact of any additional costs to us. Thomas kept us informed every step of the way and we felt we could approach him at any time, thus making a difficult and stressful time for us much more bearable. Thomas was always available to help and advise us with even the smallest of problems we came across. We would not hesitate to recommend Thomas to any of our family and friends that should require the same service.
Thank you for your assistance and expert advice regarding the contract for sale.
Thomas - thank you for your expert advice and guidance on the commercial contracts, it has been greatly appreciated.BEW Electrical Distributors Ltd
I required Birkett Long's services for a purchase of a Design & Print franchise, from the outset Thomas demonstrated huge professionalism and I found his advice invaluable. This was a huge move for me and Thomas made a very stressful sale process more bearable. I would certainly recommend Birkett Longs expertise to a friend in need.