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Clients trust me to look after their interests and do my best for them. They know that I will keep them informed and not want for lack of effort. More importantly, I am like them, in that I am a busy parent with children and an aging mother and just trying to keep up! I am based in our Colchester office and am available for a free 15 minute chat on 01245 453840.
I advise on the full range of wills, powers of attorney, trusts, probate and estate planning work. I come from a business background and so I particularly enjoy advising business people on their own personal affairs, as I can draw upon my previous experience as a business lawyer.
But I also enjoy helping our clients of more advancing years to sort out their affairs. Families can often be complicated, so I derive real satisfaction from being able to help clients prepare for their lifetime and afterwards. By organising their affairs, it can save so many problems later on and facilitate smooth family relationships and eventual succession.
I am a School Governor at a local school in Sudbury.
I love to travel, and plan to do so again more widely when my children let me. I am a keen sportsman, both playing and watching, and will surely be spotted by a talent scout one day… tennis is my Olympic event, though I’ll play anything with a ball.
QUALIFICATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- BSc (Hons)
- CCA Tennis Coach
- School governor at Thomas Gainsborough School in Sudbury
Wills, Trusts and Probate Team - Colchester
Our team's friendly approach ensures that clients are put at ease and made aware that they will be looked after. All members of the team are happy to discuss a client’s needs over the telephone for an initial 15 minutes at no cost. Once it is established what a client needs, fixed fees are almost always available to provide certainty to our clients.
What our clients say
I would like to say a massive thank you for all that you have done for us over the past year. Your calm and sound guidance has been invaluable. I can't thank you enough.
Tim Ogle is noted for his 'no-nonsense advice'.The Legal 500
I would like to thank you for all the help and advice you gave [us], it was of great assistance.
Tim Ogle coordinated with Philip when I required a change of Will and power of attorney. Philip recommended Tim and the same quality shone through from the outset. An expert in his field, Tim explained my options clearly and implemented my will and powers of attorney efficiently and effectively. Would always recommend Birkett Long for all legal needs.Mr David Clark
Thank you for your clear, sympathetic and timely assistance in dealing with this. I am sure we will be in touch again.
Birkett Long provide a practical approach to this sensitive work and ensure great attention to detail. They are prepared to go the extra mile to assist their clients.Client testimonial from the Legal 500