Birketts announces 36 promotions

Some of the team at Cambridge - Kimberly Sayward, Nick Pickersgill, Rob Kellaway, Josie Beal

Top 100 law firm Birketts has announced that 36 of its most skilled lawyers have been promoted across its four offices.

Those promoted have been drawn from a broad range of legal services, demonstrating not only the huge wealth of talent and expertise available at the firm, but highlighting Birketts’ continued commitment to the professional development of its existing employees.

These promotions have been announced following a particularly successful year for Birketts, having recently reported a 12% rise in annual turnover, reaching a record £54.9m, as well as taking the title for ‘Law Firm of the Year: The Independents – Regional’ at The Lawyer Awards.

Reflecting on the promotions, Jonathan Agar, CEO commented: “One of the most significant steps in our strategy for continued growth is recognising and developing talent from within. Such a great number of promotions are evidence that there is a really diverse range of core skills and competencies across the firm. We are really confident that these lawyers will be instrumental in taking Birketts forward to further successes.”

Jonathan continued: “In addition to congratulating those that have been promoted on their efforts, Birketts is proud to recognise the collective skill and hard work that goes in to making us East Anglia’s leading law firm. This year, nearly £1.4m will be shared through the firm’s profit share scheme and other performance-related bonuses.”


  • Maria Peyman: Commercial Litigation (Legal Director)  
  • Nick Pickersgill: Commercial Property (Legal Director)  
  • Kimberly Sayward: Private Client Advisory (Senior Associate)          
  • Liz Lacey: Commercial Property (Senior Associate)          
  • Rob Kellaway: Employment (Associate)
  • Josie Beal: Employment (Associate)


  • Hanna McNab: Construction (Senior Associate)          
  • Kathryn Payne: Private Client Advisory (Senior Associate)        
  • Nicola Nottidge: Private Client Advisory (Associate)
  • Nicholas West: Employment (Associate)


  • Juliet Harvey: Family (Legal Director)
  • Tom Verrill: Agriculture (Senior Associate)
  • Mark Elgar: Commercial Property (Senior Associate)
  • Amanda Timcke: Commercial Property (Senior Associate)
  • Chloe Glason: Planning (Senior Associate)
  • Laura Tanguay: Property Litigation (Senior Associate)
  • Alice Harris: Property Litigation (Senior Associate)
  • Sam Froud (Chartered Legal Executive): Commercial Property SIPPS (Senior Associate)
  • Sarina Bailey: Family (Associate)
  • Lawrence Pearce: Construction (Associate)
  • Alexander Smith: Shipping (Associate)
  • Katy Moss: Agriculture (Associate)
  • Imogen Grainger: Agriculture (Associate)


  • Robert Tiffen: Commercial Litigation (Legal Director)
  • Laura Brown: Employment (Senior Associate)
  • Leo McMahon: Agriculture (Senior Associate)
  • Edward Bellamy: Agriculture (Senior Associate)
  • Andrew Ridout: Commercial Property (Senior Associate)
  • Naomi Newell: Property Litigation (Associate)
  • Arwa Salman: Corporate (Associate)
  • Jan Pointer: Private Client Advisory (Associate)
  • Kristian Nelson: Commercial Property (Associate)
  • Edward Bouckley: Corporate (Associate)
  • Sarah Ellero: Agriculture (Associate)
  • Joe Yexley: Commercial Property (Associate)
  • Victoria Pollington (Chartered Legal Executive): Residential Property (Associate)

Image: Some of the team at Cambridge - Kimberly Sayward, Nick Pickersgill, Rob Kellaway, Josie Beal


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.

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