MANAGING Partner of Birkett Long, Adrian Livesley, is stepping down on May 31, after nine years in the post and 40 years at the firm.
During his time in office, Adrian has led the firm through seven acquisitions, opening a new office in Basildon, acquiring new premises in Chelmsford and brand new purpose-built offices in Colchester, whilst modernising working practices and improving capabilities for clients across all three offices.
In addition to law, Birkett Long has specialists in an extra range of services, with Independent Financial Advisers, Human Resources and Intellectual Property businesses. The firm has Investors in People Gold accreditation. All staff enjoy the benefit of flexible working, and contributing to local community groups and charities across Essex is encouraged and supported.
Adrian said: “My vision has been to push the firm to be a better 21st century business and to be the best we can be. As a firm, we pride ourselves on our core values – focused on our clients, people and community.”
Birkett Long embraces modern technology to support its vision. The security of client data has always been our highest priority and we continue to hold the Cyber Essentials Plus certificate which highlights our commitment to best practice security in an increasingly online society.
Adrian will relinquish his role at the end of May, but will continue to work within Birkett Long, taking the lead on various projects. Martin Hopkins, partner, will succeed him as Managing Partner on June 1.
“Martin understands our values and the challenges of running a multi-dimensional business. He has been working alongside me for the past year and I have every confidence that he will continue to facilitate Birkett Long’s growth with our values in mind.”
Birkett Long has offices in Chelmsford, Colchester and Basildon. With 27 partners, it provides a wide range of legal and independent financial services for business including corporate and commercial advice, dispute resolution, education, insolvency and employment and for individuals: wills and conveyancing, family law, dispute resolution and accident and negligence claims.