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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

Katie Gibson-Green

Tel:
Work 01206 217602
Email:
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Wills Trust and Probate team

Position

Solicitor

Career

I joined the Wills Trust and Probate team at Birkett Long in August 2014. My areas of expertise include Will Drafting, Administration of Estates, Estate Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection and Mental Capacity issues. I am also a member of the Rural Business Team and therefore specialise in the above issues for agricultural clients.

After completing my LPC, I spent a year working as a personal injury paralegal at a North London firm, before starting my Training Contract at a local firm in Colchester. I qualified as a solicitor in July 2014.

Education

After completing my A Levels at Felsted School in 2005, and taking a gap year, I studied LLB Law at the University of Westminster, graduating in 2009 with a 2.1 degree. I went on to study my Legal Practice Couse part-time at the College of Law, Bloomsbury, graduating in 2011 with a Commendation.


South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Birkett Long LLP is praised for its 'broad and deep experience and expertise', which makes its agriculture and estates team 'as good and in many cases better than others in the region'. The practice is headed by the 'very knowledgeable and helpful' Caroline Dowding, who 'finds exactly the right balance between professionalism and approachability'; she has wide-ranging expertise covering taxation, succession planning, partnership agreements, powers of attorney, and trusts and probate. Other key figures include the 'extremely thorough' Emma Coke, who is noted for her track record handling agriculture-related transactions; Bruce Ballard, who advises individuals on tax planning; and Katie Gibson-Green. The practice continued to act in a dispute related to a historic agricultural tenancy regulated under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, which settled in mid-2017 with consent to assign negotiated on behalf of the client and the landlord conceding its proprietary estoppel claim.

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