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Birketts LLP

Real Estate

5 ranked lawyersBand 2East AngliaUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Strong regional team well known for its established practice in the area. Respected for its considerable experience working with both public and private sector clients on high-value residential and commercial developments and acquisitions, with additional specialisation in strategic land schemes. Frequently involved in property transactions relating to the utilities, pharmaceutical, ecclesiastical and retail sectors. Also able to advise on property finance matters.

Strengths

A client says: "They are a very impressive and reliable firm with a good understanding of their clients’ businesses."

Another remarks: "They have been extremely helpful and supportive and are easy to contact."

Work highlights

Advised Westbrook Partners on the £100 million acquisition of a portfolio of industrial estates and trade counters.

Notable practitioners

Chris Schwer acts for residential and commercial property developers on land acquisitions and joint venture agreements, with further strength in portfolio management matters.
"He is a very good lawyer - very open and fair."

Grace Kerr advises on acquisitions, disposals and property management matters. She also acts for landowners on joint ventures and collaboration agreements.
"She is very easy to work with and gives sound and practical advice to her clients."

Kath Herbert advises on development-related matters, such as land transactions, promotion agreements and collaboration agreements, acting for landowners and developers.
"She is very strong and protects her clients' interests." "She is a great lawyer."

Melissa Loucas acts for research institutes and healthcare clients on commercial real estate matters, including lease and construction agreements.
"She is very technical and does well for her clients."

Stuart Raven acts for local authorities, motorway services and property developers on lease agreements, land transactions and mixed-use development projects.
"He is finds workable solutions to issues in an efficient and well-communicated manner."

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Overview

We have one of the best regarded and largest dedicated property teams within any firm outside London, numbering over 100 specialists.

It is involved with all aspects of the construction and property industry and our work ranges from handling specific property and related transactions to advising on the property issues that arise in commercial transactions.

Our property lawyers are particularly experienced in dealing with development and investment, planning, secured lending, landlord and tenant, agricultural and residential property matters.

Commercial real estate acquisitions are often dealt with in the broader context of major transactions such as company acquisitions or re-organisations. Our team works closely with the firm's specialist corporate team to ensure that our clients are given the best possible advice appropriate to each transaction.

Our lawyers come from a range of backgrounds, including major City practices, other major national and regional firms, industry and local government and include individuals with construction, planning and commercial expertise. The depth and range of expertise means the team can work together in major and complex transactions on cost effective terms, providing our clients with true value for money.

Real Estate Department

Birketts LLP

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Department location

141-145 Princes Street

Ipswich

Suffolk

UK

IP1 1QJ

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East Anglia

Real Estate


Chris Schwer
Band 2
Grace Kerr
Band 3
Kath Herbert
Band 2
Melissa Loucas
Band 4
Stuart Raven
Band 4