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Birkett Long LLP

FAVIELL HOUSE, 1 COVAL WELLS, CHELMSFORD, CM1 1WZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01245 453800
Fax:
Fax 01245 453801
DX:
3394 CHELMSFORD
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Basildon, Chelmsford, Colchester

Claire Read

Tel:
Work 01245 453835
Email:
Web:
www.birkettlong.co.uk
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Wills, trust and probate

Position

PARTNER, WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE - CHELMSFORD

Career

Claire is Head of Birkett Long's Private Client Department and specialises in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.  She is a Partner in the Chelmsford office.  Upon qualifcation in 2000 she joined the firm from a practice in Hornchurch, Essex.
Claire specialises in wills, inheritance tax mitigation work, trust creation and administration and probate work (administration of estates).  She acts as an independent Administrator of Estates and for a number of clients as a Deputy or Attorney for their financial affairs and or health and welfare affairs

Member

Claire is a full member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Deptuy Chair of the Essex Branch of STEP. She is a member of STEP's disciplinary panel and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. Claire is an honorary solicitor for the Mid Essex Hospitals Charities Foundation and a trustee for the Essex Community Foundation.


South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

The five-partner team at leading regional firm Birkett Long LLP provides clients with a wide and far-reaching service that covers all aspects of wills, tax, trust creation, and international trust advice. Working across three offices, the cross-practice team works together to deliver an 'excellent and efficient service'. Emma Clarke , who oversees the South Essex wills, trusts & probate practice, is regularly engaged in high-value matters and international advisory work. Other core members include private client head Claire Read, newly-made up partner Ben Parmenter who heads the wills, trusts & probate team in Colchester, and the 'diligent' Amanda Smallcombe , who provides expertise on contested trust and probate work.

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