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.

Birketts introduces its Class of 2018

Birketts introduces its Class of 2018

Top 100 law firm Birketts has announced the appointment of 13 new trainee solicitors across its four offices in the East of England.

18 September 2018Read in full

Paul Squire

Birketts appoints Commercial Property specialist

Top 100 law firm Birketts has appointed Paul Squire as a Partner in its highly-regarded Commercial Property Team.

28 August 2018Read in full

Katrina Bretten

Birketts recruits construction specialist

Katrina Bretten has joined Birketts’ Construction and Engineering Team as a Senior Associate.

24 August 2018Read in full

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New report warns of looming incapacity crisis

A new report from SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and independent think tank, Centre for Future Studies, reveals the UK is leaving medical and care preferences to chance. The report looks at the ever-increasing number of people living with dementia which, combined with the failure to plan ahead for mental incapacity, exposes a looming crisis.

16 August 2018Read in full

Birketts plans annual employment law updates

October will see the team from Birketts providing an update on the latest developments in employment law and assessing their practical impact in the workplace.

14 August 2018Read in full

Five Birketts lawyers inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame

Five Partners at Birketts, representing the firm’s Corporate and Commercial, Commercial Property, Construction, and Commercial Litigation offerings, have been inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

7 August 2018Read in full

Tim Galloway

Birketts recognised in Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Birketts, the top 100 law firm based in East Anglia, has once again been ranked ‘Band 1’ in the ‘Private Wealth Law’ category in Cambridge, Ipswich and Essex and ‘Band 2’ in Norwich in Chambers High Net Worth 2018 Guide. Additionally, the firm is recognised as a National Leader (outside London) for its private wealth offering.

3 August 2018Read in full

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Alex Schaafsma appointed Head of Real Estate Finance at Birketts

Leading law firm Birketts has announced that Alex Schaafsma has been appointed Head of Real Estate Finance.

17 July 2018Read in full

Birketts advises management of Alicat Workboats

Birketts advises management of Alicat Workboats on MBO

Top 100 law firm Birketts – alongside accountants and business advisers Lovewell Blake (led by Matt Crawley) - has advised Steve Thacker and Simon Coote on the completion of a management buyout of Richards Dry Dock and Engineering Ltd and its subsidiaries, including Alicat Workboats, from the Gardline Group.

6 July 2018Read in full

Ed Savory

Birketts advises Howards Estate Agency on sale to SpicerHaart

Top 100 law firm Birketts has advised the owner of Howards Estate Agency (a leading Estate Agent in Norfolk and North Suffolk) on its sale to family-run business, SpicerHaart.

5 July 2018Read in full

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Birketts’ Annual Employment Law Update

11 Oct 2018The Moller Centre, Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DE

Hear the team from Birketts provide an update on the latest developments in employment law and assess the practical impact in the workplace.