Jo Cope has re-joined the Commercial Property Team at leading law firm Birketts as a Legal Director.
Jo specialises in mixed-use developments and has acted for a number of developers in all aspects of development including site acquisition, forward funding, pre-lets and development agreements with local authorities and RSLs.
Commenting on her appointment, Jo said “I’m delighted to be back at Birketts, having originally trained here. The Commercial Property Team is consistently rated in the top bandings in the leading legal directories and has become one of the largest dedicated property teams within any firm outside London, numbering over 100 specialists.”
Grace Kerr, Partner and Head of Birketts’ Commercial Property Team in Chelmsford, commented: “After working for 18 years in the City, Jo has returned to our well-established team with a wealth of experience and expertise. It’s great to have her back at Birketts in our growing team. Jo will support colleagues across Birketts’ four offices: Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich.”
Steven Kay, Head of Birketts’ Housebuilder Team, added: “Jo’s appointment will significantly strengthen our Housebuilder Team. She’s gained almost 20 years’ experience in commercial property working for mainly developer clients in high profile transactions often in relation to mixed use developments for the regeneration of town centres.”