Upturn sees legal team’s expansionSteady economic growth is one of the reasons Essex law firm Birkett Long has seen a raft of new faces recruited to its commercial real estate department.
Since the beginning of the year four people have been appointed to the team including new partner Justin Stock and solicitors Simon Green and Bradley Powell plus paralegal Cara O’Donoghue, bringing the team to 10 with the hunt on for a further staff member.
Two of the quartet replaced staff members who left, but two are brand new roles.
Mel Bache, Partner and Head of Commercial Real Estate at the firm, said: “The creation of the two new roles reflects the level and quality of work that the team has been dealing with over the past 12 months. It shows no signs of stopping so far this financial year.
“Clients are showing more confidence in the market and we are seeing a direct result of that with more commercial real estate work coming to us."
“The reasons are two-fold, banks are lending more and Birkett Long is becoming more recognised in the market as leaders in commercial real estate."
“We are one of the largest Essex law firms in the county with great opportunities for bright and enthusiastic lawyers. It is a forward thinking firm and developing quickly within the changing market."
“Additionally, our work is very varied and we are able to compete very favourably with London firms.”
Birkett Long is a full service law firm with offices in Chelmsford, Colchester and Basildon. It has 22 partners and provides a wide range of legal services for business including corporate and commercial advice, dispute resolution, education, insolvency and employment and for individual’s family law, wills and conveyancing.
For more information, visit www.birkettlong.co.uk or call 01206 217300.