Birketts LLP

Birketts LLP

Birketts is a top 100 UK law firm with offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich. Our lawyers deliver a full range of expert legal advice on corporate and commercial, commercial property, dispute resolution and private client issues. Our clients trust us to achieve a solution that is right for them however difficult or challenging the circumstances.

Telephone: +44 (0)1223 326 600
Address: 22 Station Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB1 2JD
Country: United Kingdom
Membership type:Corporate 51+ (£1,000+VAT pa)

Alongside our core business areas of corporate and commercial, commercial property, commercial and personal litigation and private client law, we have leading solicitors in specialist areas of the law such as shipping and transportation, agricultural and rural property, construction and planning, strategic land development, corporate criminal defence and intellectual property rights. We have also established industry sector groups, assembling lawyers with a knowledge and understanding of the issues relevant to sectors such as family owned and run businesses, food production and processing, logistics, technology, motor retail, energy, health and education.  We provide a wide reaching international service to our clients through our close working relationships with leading independent law firms around and world and through our alliance with the IAG network. 

Our most important asset is the professional skill and integrity of our lawyers. We are committed to employing and retaining personnel with the experience and technical expertise necessary to ensure we are equipped to meet our clients' objectives. Our broad range of resource means we can provide the right person for the job taking into account complexity and cost and give value for money to our clients.

Our reputation is of durability and reliability, combined with innovative applications of modern technology. We are flexible about everything except the professional and ethical standards which we maintain rigorously and with the confidence of our good name. This is reflected in the Law Society's practice management accreditation, "Lexcel" which we have held since 2001.


We offer a range of international services to clients based in the UK and to those abroad with financial or business interests in the UK.

Specialist Sectors

Different sectors can, and frequently, do have very different legal needs and issues. It is a clear case of 'one size not fitting all'.

Services for Individuals

We are recognised as one of the leading regional firms in advising private clients on a broad range of issues relating to estates and private property, tax planning and family matters.

Services for Business

The law surrounding business, industry and commerce is complex and is the subject of frequent, and sometimes radical, change.

Ruth Morris

Leading agricultural lawyer joins Birketts

Ruth Morris has joined Birketts as a Partner in their highly regarded Agricultural and Estates Team. The move sees Ruth working alongside one of the largest and most successful agricultural law practices in the country.

12 June 2018Read in full

Jonathan Agar, Chief Executive Officer for Birketts

Birketts appoints six Partners from within

Birketts, the top 100 law firm based in the East of England, has announced the appointment of six new Partners, taking the total number of Partners in the firm to 64.

8 June 2018Read in full

James Allen (lead Partner)

Birketts advises family owned business on its sale to Mick George Ltd

Birketts, the top 100 law firm based in the East of England, has advised the shareholders of Frimstone Ltd on its sale to Mick George Ltd. The financial value of the deal was undisclosed.

4 June 2018Read in full

Juliet Harvey of Birketts

First-ever Chartered Legal Executive appointed Vice Chair of Resolution

Juliet Harvey of Birketts has become the first Chartered Legal Executive to serve as Vice Chair of Resolution. Announced at Resolution’s annual general meeting, she will serve two years as Vice Chair before taking up her position as National Chair in 2020.

25 May 2018Read in full

CGI of the Winerack supplied by Satori Creative.

Birketts secures £20m funding for the development of the waterfront ‘Winerack’ in Ipswich

Birketts has secured dual funding on behalf of Ipswich Wharf Developments Ltd to enable the company to complete the “Winerack”, a major Ipswich regeneration project.

24 May 2018Read in full

Rafael Ruiz

Birketts advises on merger of Servest with the Atalian Group

Birketts is pleased to confirm that it advised the shareholders of Servest on the merger of the UK business of Servest with the Atalian Group, to create Atalian Servest, a leading independent provider of facility services, operating in 33 countries, generating total consolidation revenue in excess of EUR3bn, and headquartered in Paris, France.

22 May 2018Read in full

Birketts’ Ipswich office opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex

Birketts’ Ipswich office officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex

Top 100 law firm Birketts’ new headquarters in Ipswich was officially opened by HRH The Earl of Wessex on Friday (11 May).

15 May 2018Read in full

The #StokkeLondon brand store

Birketts advises Stokke on flagship store at Westfield White City

Birketts has advised Stokke on its flagship store in the new £600m retail extension at Westfield London in White City: Europe’s largest shopping centre.

2 May 2018Read in full

Birketts rises to the Cumbrian Challenge once again

Birketts rises to the Cumbrian Challenge once again

Birketts has entered 11 teams into this year’s Cumbrian Challenge in aid of Walking With The Wounded.

24 April 2018Read in full

Pete Goddard

Birketts appointed to the legal panel of the L&Q Group

Top 100 law firm Birketts has recently been appointed to the legal panel of The L&Q Group, one of the UK's leading housing associations and London's largest residential developers. The Group has over 90,000 homes under management located in London and the South East of England.

20 April 2018Read in full

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