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I provide honest, well thought out advice focused on the commercial interests of my clients. I am based in our Colchester office and am available on 01206 217366.
I enjoy the variety that the job provides. I have been fortunate enough to also work within a number of SME’s before qualifying as a solicitor and therefore have experience of a number of the issues that my clients are experiencing. I believe that my previous business experiences enable me to provide balanced advice, covering both legal and commercial aspects.
I am responsible for a range of commercial clients and deal with a mixture of different matters for them. It may be that I am acting for one client on the acquisition of a business, whilst incorporating a new company for another client and drafting terms and conditions for a third. I have worked on international sales agreements for clients, and international agency matters for others, whilst regularly receiving work from a national franchisor on a range of contractual issues.
I work with not for profit organisations and charities as a specialism. These types of organisations are subject to strict regulations which can have a serious impact upon those individuals responsible for their money and operation.
Construction - I am also a part of the Construction team, I am able to offer clients a commercial and legal perspective on contractual negotiations.
I have taken steps to take an active role in my local area, including being appointed:
- A trustee of Firstsite, the art gallery in Colchester which promotes diversity and social inclusion through art;
- A trustee of Open Road, which helps individuals and families to recover from various forms of addictions and operates the SOS bus on Colchester High Street; and
- A director of Our Colchester which operates the Colchester BID and aims to improve businesses in Colchester.
In my free time I am interested in most sports, and either run or cycle most days. I also enjoy cooking and regularly host dinner parties with up to 12 guests.
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
I have worked with Tracey Dickens and Tim Field who have both exhibited the qualities that get the job done. My main work has been with Tim and I have put clients to him because he represented them well.Legal 500
Tracey Dickens proved tough in negotiations with our purchaser in representing our interests and would often come up with innovative solutions to help with any impasses. Tim Field involved himself closely in our business and kept the Directors on track in a complex transaction, he was available 24/7 and remained calm throughout the process. The fact the agreed sale price for the business was the original offer price is testimony to the efforts of Tracey and Tim.Legal 500
Thanks for all your help Tim and your efficiency throughout - really appreciated your expert advice and clarity around the charity situation.
The team is a pleasure to work with. They are responsive, competent, well-organised and deliver their services efficiently.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Your support through some key developments and milestones for the charity has been invaluable. We very much appreciate the clarity and focus you brought to the challenges we faced.Limbless Association
Tracey Dickens and her team are outstanding. They are knowledgeable, responsive and above all, pragmatic which is just what we need from our legal advisers.Client testimonial from the Legal 500
Professional, timely, on hand when I required and very pleasant to deal with, I found Tim Field to be very much on the ball and was a great help with the growth of my business.Mr Robert Poole
Tim Field and the team at Birkett Long accurately assessed what was needed in order to successfully complete the sale and confidently guided us through the process, always acting in our best interests. Tim and the support staff were always available by phone or email to deal with any queries that arose and dealt with them in a friendly and accommodating manner.
Tim provided clear advice on what were some complicated contract clauses. Moreover, he understood our concerns, the mitigations and our preference to find a workable solution which would allow us to continue dealing with the service provider.Mr Ian Saul, Navigator Terminals
They are without doubt the most efficient and professional firm of solicitors we have ever dealt with.
Tim has a great ability to listen carefully, to analyse critically, and most significantly, to ask the kind of penetrating relevant questions which encourage and enable one, as the client, to see and understand the subject from a variety of angles. This results in a much better comprehension of and appreciation for the legal advice provided.Legal 500
Thank you for all of your dedicated hard work to see this through with us. We appreciate you!
The work you've done was brilliant, I would say 10 out of 10. I will certainly be in touch should we have further legal requirements.
With your much valued advice and guidance we navigated our way through the Due Diligence process and can not thank you enough for your indefatigable patience and advice which helped us complete this daunting task. We have used Birkett Long for many years for all our business and personal legal requirements and have always received excellent advice and a first class service.
Thank you for all your assistance in helping me manage and reduce my exposure to loss risk and I look forward to contacting you...when the next project begins.
Many thanks for your help in what was a very difficult set of circumstances Tim.
From my perspective the service from your firm was excellent - instructive and supportive to our company in a significant deal for us with many unchartered aspects...I felt that the service provided was at its best once Tim took over the project. We highly valued the realistic commercial advice and concise, best-friendly guidance that you provided for us.Mr M Jones