Chris Schwer


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24-26 Museum Street, Ipswich, IP1 1HZ

"[Chris] has good knowledge and ensures good value."

Legal 500


Chris joined Birketts in 2000.  He is a Partner and Head of our Property Division.

Chris specialises in all aspects of commercial property matters and acts for many of the region's leading investors, developers, landlords, tenants and funders. He trained with Birketts between 1986 and 1988 and upon qualification he joined a city law firm. After a spell working in New Zealand, Chris re-joined the firm becoming a partner in June 2000.

Chris is based at our Ipswich office.

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Chris is named by Chambers [UK 2017] and is a key player in the Ipswich office. He is endorsed for his “very good” practice. 

In previous editions, sources say Chris is "highly rated" and a "very good commercial lawyer." One client explains: "He manages the whole process for us thoroughly and efficiently, and we get a good service.”.  He "offers significant expertise in commercial property finance. Peers note his attention to detail.”

"First class" Chris is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016] and listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list of lawyers nationwide. 

Leading Individual Legal 500 2016