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Birkett Long LLP

1 AMPHORA PLACE, SHEEPEN ROAD, COLCHESTER, CO3 3WG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01206 217300
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester

Philip Hoddell

Tel:
Work 01206 217320
Email:
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Divorce and family separation

Position

PARTNER, HEAD OF PRIVATE CLIENT DEPARTMENT

Career

I joined the firm in 1987, becoming a Partner in 1994. I have had overall responsibility for Birkett Long’s Private Client Department since 2008.
My professional work concentrates on all aspects of divorce and family separation, including advising in high net worth, family business and agricultural cases. I have been a member of the Law Society’s specialist Family Law Panel for the last 14 years,

Member

I am President of the Suffolk and North Essex Law Society, and was previously its Deputy Vice President. I am a member of the Court of Essex University, and a former Chairman of Colchester Round Table.  I am also currently a governor of the Colchester Royal Grammar School.

I am a former member and ex Chairman of Colchester Round Table.

Education

I graduated from Cardiff University in 1985


South East: Private client

Family: Essex

Within: Leading individuals

Philip Hoddell - Birkett Long LLP

Within: Family: Essex

The 'considerate and reassuring' family department at 'successful and established firm' Birkett Long LLP 'makes clients feel in very good hands' and provides a 'very professional but caring service', 'exceeding others in expertise, responsiveness and client care'. The collaboratively and Resolution-trained team covers high-net-worth divorce, financial remedy and private law children matters, as well as cohabitation disputes. The 'highly organised, endlessly patient and knowledgeable' Philip Hoddell, who 'has excellent rapport with clients' and 'phenomenal attention to detail', heads the Colchester practice. 'Fantastic and easy-to-talk-to' South Essex team lead Lisa Collins and 'helpful and understanding' divorce specialist Melanie Loxley both became partners in June 2017. Other noted individuals include 'capable and friendly' solicitor Muntech Kaur in Basildon and collaborative lawyer Francesca Cozens. Colchester-based solicitor Samantha Ellis handles both financial remedy and international private law children matters.

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