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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 the Team Leader of the Business Team. The Business Team is made up of a group of excellent lawyers who provide commercial, corporate, regulatory and corporate finance advice to a diverse portfolio of clients.
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 like getting to know my clients and the detailed workings of their businesses so I am able to provide tailored advice to suit their needs and level of risk they are comfortable with.
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.
- A trustee of St Helena Hospice, which helps local people face incurable illness and bereavement.
- A governor of Boxted St Peter’s School.
In my free time I am interested in most sports, and either run or cycle most days. I also enjoy cooking and have recently taken up gardening.
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.
I can help you if you need to form a new limited company or you want to change the name of your limited company. I can also file your company’s annual confirmation statements with Companies House on your behalf and also provide you with a registered office service. As well as the aforementioned I can prepare the Statutory Registers that all limited companies are required to keep.
What our clients say
Tim Field and Tracey Dickens recognise that all clients are important and that their reputation depends upon this. They both provide quality advice in a timely manner, which provides confidence in them. Legal 500, 2023
Many thanks for your advice and assistance. It helped enormously in making what I thought might be a complex process both simple and straightforward, not to mention swift!
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
Birkett Long helped us with the sale of one business and establishing another. We particularly enjoyed working with Tim Field and his team. We had complete trust in his legal understanding. His advice was clear and pragmatic. What is more he responded quickly and was willing to pick up the phone to explain issues. Thank you so much.
Ben Kent - Kent Blaxill Properties Limited.
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.
Efficient, knowledgeable and approachable. Appreciated the thorough and complete advice. -Legal 500 2024
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
I recently used Tim for changes to a shareholder agreement we have in place. Tim was extremely efficient providing answers & solutions to all our questions in simple terms that everyone could understand. He was also responsive to any questions we asked, replying to emails in a timely manner and at a price that was very competitive to other quotes we received. I would highly recommend him.
Thank-you for your work on all aspects of developing the new Articles, you made a complex subject easy to navigate and were consistently responsive and clearly an expert in these matters, it was great to work with you. - Caroline Taylor, Essex Community Foundation
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
The team at Birkett Long has the required depth to be able to support transactions of all sizes and has the ability to turn around work to deadlines. Their collaboration with other advisers on the clients team provides confidence in their ability to be great team players and support the client at a stressful times. Legal 500, 2023
The firm is incredibly professional, modern, forward thinking and caring. Induction was well organised and done in a way that made sure the training was not too overwhelming. Everyone here is very friendly and has gone out of their way to make me feel very welcome and included as part of the team.
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.
We needed some help to look at what was required to form a Community Interest Company on behalf of service users. Tim Field was fantastic taking time to explain the legal implications in a way that were easy to understand and enabled the charity to make the relevant recommendations to our commissioners. Tim also provided different options for us to consider and explore that would not only fulfil the brief but give us a more practical and beneficial way forwardAnna Trudgian, Operations Director, Open Road
Many thanks for your help in what was a very difficult set of circumstances Tim.
A really strong, very approachable and cohesive team of hardworking commercial solicitors, with good legal knowledge. Fully focused on the needs of the client, taking the time to look beyond the legal issues and considering what the practical implications are for our business. The team provides clear and specific communication and has an agile can-do outlook. Extremely impressed by their work and commitment. - Legal 500 2024