I am a Partner in the Commercial Property department, having joined the firm in 2013 from Eversheds. Over the past few years I’ve lived in York, Peterborough, Norwich, Cambridge and Ely (basically anywhere with a cathedral!) but, being a Norwich boy originally (and one of many UEA alumni here), it’s great to be back in the Fine City!
I have been really impressed with the range of skills and expertise for the size of the firm – we can comfortably say that we can provide a full range of services to companies and individuals alike – which is a great achievement for a regional firm.
The Commercial Property Team has grown significantly since I joined and we continue to be busy – we now have ten solicitors, a paralegal and four secretaries. It’s a really friendly working environment and everyone is approachable and happy to discuss problems as and when they arise to try and help each other find solutions.
I think that Birketts has a really good work life balance, and I enjoy being in a sociable team (rarely a week goes by without a lunchtime trip to Zaks). I also organise the five-aside football for the Norwich office (knowing that if you are in charge then you get to play in every game).
Outside work, I like to take part of silly challenges and adventures (the latest is a 2500km rickshaw drive across India) and the firm is always supportive of time off to allow us to unwind away from the office and see the world.