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Whoever the client and whatever the case, I strive to achieve a good result for my clients. I provide a professional and personal service ensuring that there is a balanced outcome. I am based in our Colchester office, and am available for a free 15 minute chat over the phone on 01206 217359.
I am a senior associate solicitor and lead the dispute resolution team in Colchester.
I have over 25 years’ experience working within the dispute resolution team and I deal with a range of disputes acting for both claimant and defendant. The types of disputes I advise on include breach of contract claims, property disputes, claims for negligence and professional negligence.
The value of the disputes are varied from a straight forward breach of contract claim to a complex and technical dispute involving negligence.
As well as advising on general disputes, I have an interest in contentious insolvency which involves me acting for bankrupts, directors of companies in liquidation and insolvency practitioners pursuing claims against directors and third parties.
An example of the types of claims I deal with include misfeasance claims against directors, recovering directors’ overdrawn loan accounts, S127 claims, applying for and defending winding up petitions, seeking annulments of bankruptcy and negotiating settlement with the trustee in bankruptcy to buy out their interest in the bankrupt’s property.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, running, travelling and attempting the occasional challenging jigsaw puzzle.
QUALIFICATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
- Graduate Diploma in Law
- Legal Practice Course
- Trustee of Colchester Medical Charitable Trust which is a charity set up for the purpose of giving grants to medical practitioners who are looking to carry out research to develop innovative treatments and procedures for the benefit of patients.
What our clients say
The 'faultless' Tracy England is recommended for her 'patience, helpfulness and responsiveness' she possesses 'perfect business acumen and outstanding legal knowledge as well as sensitivity' in relation to life-changing causes.The Legal 500
We would like to thank you very much for all the hard work that you and our other contact Lucy have done. You have made a difficult situation easier and we thank you for that.
Very helpful and thorough. I was listened to, reassured, kept up to date with all the negotiations and am very pleased with the outcome.
The firm provides 'sensible and realistic advice' to its corporate clients and is routinely instructed on high-value and complex dispute claims.The Legal 500
All my dealings with Birkett Long have been excellent. The professional attitude coupled with great empathy makes one feel at ease. My recent dealings with them had first Tracy England and then latterly David Feakins acting for me. They both advised with great care and integrity how I should proceed with at all times my best interest at the forefront of all advice given. I would always use Birkett Long for all and every situation that requires legal knowledge and expertise.Mr Andy Swettenham
Over the last forty years I have had cause to use many different members of the legal profession to act on my instructions. Generally I have found the level of competence to be poor to marginal no matter how esteemed they reputedly are, although over the many years there have been some very notable exceptions. I found Tracy England and her team to be competent, accessible, attentive, informative and personable. No faint praise from such a self opinionated old country bumpkin.Mr P Tarrant
...thanking you for your professional assistance...
It has been a great pleasure to use Birkett Long as my Solicitors. I recommend their Solicitors and all various staff who work for them. As a client, I have experienced a warm, welcome and pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Their efficiency and honesty is paramount. They make a good cup of coffee too!
We work with Kevin Sullivan and Tracy England on insolvency work mainly - very prompt response time & efficient. Good clear advice.Legal 500
I would like to say that I am very happy with the outcome of my case and would like to thank you and your team for the very professional support you have given me.Mr Eric Lowe
Tracy England provides 'truly excellent levels of feedback at all levels'The Legal 500
We would both like to thank you and Emma for your help and assistance during this case; and probably more so, thank you for your patience!
Clients recommend Associate Tracy England's 'superb client care skills'.The Legal 500