Birketts advises Howards Estate Agency on sale to SpicerHaart

04 July 2018

Top 100 law firm Birketts has advised the owner of Howards Estate Agency on its sale to SpicerHaart. The financial value of the deal was undisclosed.

Founded in 1926, Howards has established itself as a leading Estate Agent in Norfolk and North Suffolk. SpicerHaart, a family-run business, employs more than 2,000 employees across the UK and is headquartered in Colchester, Essex.

Birketts advised on all legal matters with Ed Savory leading the team with assistance provided by Andrew Ridout (Commercial Property), Ben Clarke (Corporate / Commercial Property), Catherine Hepworth (Employment) and Karl Pocock (Tax).

Adam Darling, ex-Director at Howards Estate Agency said: "We needed a law firm that could advise on a number of legal matters, had excellent local market knowledge and a reputation for clear, legal advice."

Ed Savory, Legal Director at Birketts, added: “It was a pleasure to advise the seller of Howards on a successful exit and to work on a friendly and professional merger that is so beneficial to both parties. On behalf of everyone at Birketts we wish the newly merged business every success in the future.”  

This article is from the July 2018 issue of The Family Business, our newsletter for those working within family-owned businesses. To download the latest issue, please visit the newsletter section of our website.

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