Birketts has continued taking huge strides in the last 12 months. Following on from a merger with insurance specialists EC3 Legal and a new office in London the firm has achieved a ranking of 58th in the UK top 100 law firms, as well as a record 34 practices listed as ‘top-tier’ and more than 100 lawyers named in the Legal 500 rankings for their contributions to their teams.
On top of the firm’s new Associates, Senior Associates and Legal Directors, more than a dozen Partners have joined the firm through recruitment and internal promotions since the start of the pandemic.
These successes have seen the firm collect a series of other awards and nominations; most recently Birketts was shortlisted for ‘Law firm of the Year: The Independents – Regional’ at The Lawyer awards, and ‘Independent Law Firm of the Year’ at British Legal Awards, both to be announced in November.
Speaking after the promotions, CEO Jonathan Agar said: “Each of these promotions is hard-earned recognition of the work our lawyers put in for every client. The ramifications of the pandemic have left our clients, from individuals to international corporations, with unprecedented and unexpected disruption to their lives and livelihoods, and we pride ourselves on the ability to resolve these problems.
The last 18 months have highlighted not just the importance of our legal advice, but the unrivalled client care we offer; Birketts’ commitment to developing the talent of our teams is a crucial factor in delivering both these qualities in our work. Congratulations to all our newly promoted colleagues.”
A full list of promoted lawyers can be found below: