72 Metro Rankings
Birketts is a full service, top 100 UK law firm. With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we've built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.
Operating from offices across East Anglia and London, the firm shares a common culture and approach to service delivery. Over 750 people are engaged in the business and our lawyers and support staff all have a shared commitment to deliver the best possible outcome for our clients. We are large enough to provide specialist expertise in most areas of the law, but not at the expense of maintaining a personal and tailored service.
Our unrivalled reputation for providing high quality legal advice and client service has resulted in the firm regularly achieving high level legal awards.
We are flexible about everything except our reputation for maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.
Birketts is widely-regarded as one of the top tier law firms in Ipswich. We have had an office in Ipswich since its formation by Benjamin Birkett in 1863. Our Ipswich address in Princes Street is also our registered office. Watch our short video to discover how Birketts can help you. Of a total staff of over 700, approximately 40% of them are based in the Ipswich office. Our excellent team of lawyers and solicitors in Ipswich specialise in the full range of services across corporate and Commercial Law, Dispute Resolution, Property Law, Agricultural Law, Employment Law, Wills and Estate Planning and Family Law. It is also the base for our specialist Criminal Corporate Defence, Construction, Charities and Debt Recovery teams. Its proximity to the ports of Felixstowe and Harwich also make it the ideal location for our rapidly growing shipping and logistics solicitors team. Birketts is recognised as one of the top UK law firms Legal 500 [UK 2020] The only Ipswich firm to be ranked in band 1 for Commercial Property: Ipswich, Commercial Litigation: Ipswich and Corporate and Commercial: Ipswich. Ranked in band 1 for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate: Ipswich. Additionally Birketts are ranked in band 1 for Agriculture and Estates, Banking and Finance, Charities, Construction, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Corporate Tax, Crime: Fraud, Debt Recovery, Education, Employment, Environment and Planning, Family, Health and Safety, Immigration, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Licensing, Professional Negligence, Property Litigation, Social Housing and Transport and Shipping. James Austin is the only Hall of Fame member / Leading Individual under Corporate and Commercial: Ipswich. Emma Bysouth is the only 'Rising Star' for Corporate and Commercial: Ipswich. Matthew Atkins is the only 'Leading Individual' for Commercial Litigation: Ipswich. Emma Albins is the only 'Rising Star' for Commercial Litigation: Ipswich and Debt Recovery: East Anglia. Philippa Dyer and Julie Gowland are the only 'Rising Stars' for Crime: general. Lisa Wortley is the only 'Next Generation Partner' for Transport and Shipping. Lisa Hayward is the only 'Next Generation Partner' for Corporate Tax: East Anglia. Chambers [UK 2020] Ranked in band 1 for Agriculture and Rural Affairs: Ipswich, Crime: Ipswich and Family /Matrimonial: Ipswich. Also ranked in the top tier in East Anglia for Construction, Corporate / M&A:Mid Market and Private Equity, Employment, Environment, Litigation, Planning, Real Estate Litigation, Restructuring / Insolvency and Social Housing. Oliver Gravell is the only Solicitor ranked in band 1 for Family: Ipswich. The firm's operational management team is based in Ipswich under the direction and leadership of our CEO Jonathan Agar. James Austin, our Senior Partner, is also based in Ipswich. Chambers High Net Worth [UK 2019] Consultant Solicitor, Charles Boscawen is ranked in band 1 for his Private Wealth expertise. Our community As solicitors in Ipswich the community is very important to us. We operate a charitable fund ? The Birketts Charitable Fund ? administered by the Suffolk Community Foundation and support a number of locally based charitable projects.
Total Offices: 4
Total Attorneys: 423
|Practice Areas||No. of Attorneys|
|Antitrust and Competition||1|
|Corporate - Private Equity||7|
|Corporate - Technology Transactions||4|
|Energy and Oil & Gas||21|
|Environmental and Land Use||6|
|Finance - Banking||6|
|Government and Government Relations||26|
|Labor & Employment||32|
|Litigation - General (consumer)||11|
|Litigation - Real Estate||15|
|Tax - M&A and Transactions||3|
|Trusts and Estates||43|
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