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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

Liz Jones

Tel:
Work 01206 217364
Email:
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Wills, trust & probate team

Position

Partner

Career

After training at Allen & Overy in London, where I qualified, I then decided to pursue a career in criminal and family law. To that end I spent six years working at two firms in Romford and then came to work for a Tendring firm where I built up the family and childcare part of the practice. I now work within th Wills, Trusts and Probate team in Colchester.

Education

I completed my degree at Leicester University where I obtained a degree in Law with French, and at Strasbourg University where I obtained a diploma in French Law. I qualified as a solicitor in 1992 and joined Birkett Long in September 2002.


South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

The 'professional, friendly, readily available and reliable' private client department at 'strength-in-depth firm' Birkett Long LLP provides 'outstanding service and relevant, timely advice'. The practice covers elderly client work, long-term care planning, tax efficiency, wills, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work, as well as domestic and international estate and trust administration advice. Clients recommend 'straightforward, calm and knowledgeable' team head Claire Read and 'friendly and caring' wills, trusts and probate partner Emma Clarke, both based in Chelmsford. Associate Ben Parmenter is Clarke's counterpart in Colchester and Liz Jones specialises in long-term care planning and NHS retrospective claims. The practice can refer clients to other departments as necessary, including corporate and commercial, agriculture and estates and the group's independent financial advisers division.

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South East: Public sector

Health

Within: Health

Birkett Long LLP fields a healthcare team that provides 'an excellent level of service and guides the client through complex issues with great patience'. The multi-disciplinary practice acts for a range of clients, including general medical practices, care home operators, dentists and pharmacists, on a variety of issues. Recent work includes acting for a consortium of 5 GP practices on their corporate options and shareholder agreements between the practice representatives and their individual practices, as well as preparing new articles of association concerning share ownership and succession arrangements. Tracey Dickens heads the health and social care team and provides 'invaluable assistance' to her GP clients. Also recommended are the 'very thorough' Liz Jones and David Wisbey, who regularly advises UK-based healthcare companies on corporate and commercial matters.

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