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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:
Birkett Long LLP

Work Department

Wills, trust and probate

Position

PARTNER, WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE - CHELMSFORD

Career

I head Birkett Long’s Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate team in Chelmsford, having joined the firm from a practice in Hornchurch, Essex. I qualified as a solicitor in 2000 and became a partner in the firm in 2005.
I specialise in wills, inheritance tax mitigation work, trust creation and administration and probate work (administration of estates). I also advise clients who are of foreign domicile and those that have property abroad.

Member

I am a full member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and Chair Person of the Essex Branch of STEP. I am on the Essex Chambers of Commerce Chelmsford and mid-Essex local and strategic committee. I am a honorary solicitor for the Mid Essex Hospitals Charities Foundation.


South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

Within: Leading individuals

Claire Read - Birkett Long LLP

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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