Promotion has hardworking staff celebrating

Two members of staff at the well-respected Essex firm Birkett Long are celebrating after learning they have been promoted to Associates.

Daniel Sturman, a commercial property solicitor who has been qualified for 10 years, is based in the Chelmsford office, and Paul Chilver, Financial Planning Manager at Birkett Long IFA LLP, who works at the firm’s Colchester office has, worked for the firm for 14 years.

Daniel said: “Commercial property law covers a very broad range of transactions and each transaction is different so I get a good variety of work. I am very happy working here and my promotion to Associate reinforces my intention to stay for the long term.

“It’s an extremely progressive, forward-thinking modern law firm, which is not afraid to try things that are different. I am very proud to say that I work here.”

Paul said: “Birkett Long has always been good at recognising the hard work and progress made by its staff within the organisation and I was delighted when I heard I was being promoted to an Associate.

“The firm is very keen to encourage staff development and over the years I have taken exams including the Certificate in Long Term Care Insurance and the Diploma for Financial Advisers. 

“However, as the financial services industry is forever evolving I will, no doubt, be moving on to further exams with an aim to obtain Chartered Status.”

“As an example of Birkett Long’s support, we have recently launched our trainee Financial Planner training programme.”