24 Jun, 2022

Agriculture and Estates Fee Earner - 5+ year PQE - Colchester

  • Birkett Long
  • Colchester, UK
Full time Lawyer Solicitor Legal Executive Professionals

Job Description

Agriculture and Estates Vacancy

 Colchester Office


 The Firm

Birkett Long Solicitors are redefining what it means to be a Lawyer.  Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long focuses on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities.


We are a modern thinking Legal 500 law firm and this is an ideal opportunity to join a successful and thriving practice.


The Department

Our Agriculture & Estates team understands farming from a personal and professional perspective, taking into account that farming is more than a business, but a whole generational way of life. We listen to the needs of each farming family and often work with them generation after generation to ensure that we can tailor advice to meet their, and their successors, wishes and aspirations


The Agriculture & Estates team offers a wide range of advice including

  • will provisions;
  • complex tax planning;
  • development advice;
  • succession advice;
  • option agreements and promotion agreements;
  • overage agreements;
  • partnership agreements;
  • land transactional work and advice;
  • advice on easements, licences, fishing rights, shooting rights etc;
  • AHA tenancy advice, succession;
  • Farm Business Tenancy advice;

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a 5+ year PQE Solicitor or Legal Executive to join the team to handle a mixture of wills, trust, probate and other private client matters and advice focussing on assisting clients with an agricultural background.  The candidate will have previous wills, trust and probate experience but have genuine interest in agricultural matters.  The position is ideally full-time and will be based in in either of our Colchester or Chelmsford offices.


This role is an excellent opportunity for progression. Experience of using the SOLCASE case management system and ability to type will be an advantage.


The role will involve some marketing and business development and therefore the ideal candidate must be flexible enough to work outside normal office hours when required and preferably have their own vehicle as well as a clean driving licence.


The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have solid experience of undertaking wills, trust and probate work and is able to manage own caseload appropriate to your level of experience. They must have a real desire to further their career within the agricultural sector.


The candidate must be outgoing, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and be a team player.


If you believe you have the skills we are looking for please send your CV to:


Birkett Long LLP, 1 Amphora Place, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3WG

Or alternatively to Rhiann.wilford@birkettlong.co.uk




Agents please note that we work with a PSL and whilst we consider each candidate and application, please ensure that CV’s are only directed to our HR department. Please refrain from contacting Birkett Long employees.  

Staff Type

Legal Staff


PQE 5, PQE 6-9, PQE 10+

Competitive Salary



Real Estate, Private Client

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