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17 May, 2017 - 13:31 By Kate Sweeney

Birkett Long navigates major deal with industry heavyweight

Navigator Terminals Thames

Birkett Long has been chosen to provide legal services to a major UK-wide fuel and chemical storage provider.

The law firm, which has offices in Basildon, Colchester and Chelmsford, has won the contract to work with Navigator Terminals, the UK’s largest independent bulk liquid storage provider, with over 1.5 million cubic metres of storage capacity.

The company operates four terminals, strategically located in major UK ports, with Navigator Terminals Thames at West Thurrock in Essex, which is at the heart of London’s distribution network, the largest by throughput volume. Two terminals are located in northeast England and one in South Wales.

David Cant, Birkett Long partner and director of business development, said: “We look forward to establishing a long-term relationship with Navigator Terminals. They were looking for a trusted, quality adviser to support their network of terminals and help them to operate efficiently by becoming an extension of their business.

“Birkett Long offered accessibility and availability, combined with real strength in depth in their key business areas. We were able to demonstrate that we have a broad spectrum of clients working in complex and fast-moving environments.”

The partnership will involve lawyers across Birkett Long’s commercial, construction, disputes, real estate and environmental, and employment teams, led by head of commercial and corporate finance, Tracey Dickens.

• PHOTOGRAPH: David Cant (left) with Navigator Terminals chief executive Jason Hornsby

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