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Solicitors in Chelmsford


Birketts is recognised as one of the top UK law firms

Solicitors in Chelmsford

Birketts is widely-regarded as one of the top tier law firms in Chelmsford. Our team of lawyers and solicitors in Chelmsford specialise in corporate and commercial law, dispute resolution, property law (both commercial and residential conveyancing), agricultural law, wills and estate planning and family law. We also have expertise in banking and finance, intellectual property, IT and telecoms, insolvency and corporate recovery, EU and competition law, contentious trusts and probate, construction, immigration and professional negligence. Our industry sector expertise includes food and drink, energy, automotive and insurance.

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Birketts is recognised as one of the top UK law firms

Birketts is the only full service, top 100 law firm in Essex.

The Chelmsford office opened in September 2010 following the merger between the Essex-based law firm Wollastons and Birketts.

Legal 500 [UK 2016]

  • The only Essex firm to be ranked in the top tier for Corporate and Commercial.
  • Nick Burnett and Rafael Ruiz are named as the only two leading individuals for Corporate and Commercial.
  • The only Essex firm to be ranked in the top tier for Commercial Property.
  • One of only two regional firms ranked in the top tier for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.
  • Ranked in band 1 for Dispute Resolution, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial, Employment, Family, Health, Immigration and Private Client.

Chambers [UK 2015]

  • The only solicitors ranked in the top tier for corporate mergers and acquisitions in Essex.
  • Also top ranked in Essex for banking and finance, construction, employment and real estate.

Partner Nigel Thompson is the office’s representative on the management board.

Our community

As solicitors in Chelmsford the community is very important to us. As well as operating a charitable fund – The Birketts Charitable Fund – administered by the Essex Community Foundation and supporting locally based charitable projects, we hold the annual Birketts’ Race4Business in Chelmsford. In November 2014 we were named Pride of Essex Awards winner for our corporate social responsibility work.