Adrian Livesley

Adrian Livesley

Managing Partner

Birkett Long


Based in Essex, with offices in Chelmsford, Basildon and Colchester, Birkett Long is focused on people – our clients, our employees, our business partners and those in our local communities. We have a clear vision of our marketplace, setting out strategies that have resulted in the firm leading the way in Essex.


Adrian Livesley is Managing Partner of Birkett Long, having joined the firm in 1979 and becoming a partner in 1984. He specialises in commercial litigation, is an accredited mediator with ADR Net and a Deputy District Judge. As Managing Partner, Adrian is most interested in the opportunities for firms who recognise the advantages of moving from a traditional to a business focused approach.


Adrian’s main legal specialisms are in all aspects of dispute resolution including contractual, trust  and professional negligence claims.


The firm’s roots are in a traditional, family firm, but is transitioning successfully to one that ismodern, vibrant and dynamic: dedicated to investment in training and development of staff and focused on client care. Birkett Long supports many local charities through fundraising, offering legal services and donating staff time.


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