Birketts announces 35 promotions

30 October 2018

Birketts, the leading law firm based in the East of England, has announced that 35 of its most talented lawyers have been promoted across its four offices.

Those promoted cover a wide range of legal services – signifying the depth of talent available at the firm and its commitment to the personal and professional development of staff members.

The promotions have been revealed following a sustained period of growth for Birketts having recently reported a 17% rise in annual turnover to a record £49.5m for the last financial year, which saw the law firm rise five places to 62 in The Lawyer’s statistical analysis of the UK’s largest firms, marking it out as East Anglia’s regional powerhouse.

Commenting on the promotions, Jonathan Agar, CEO said: “To support our growth we continue to focus on attracting and retaining first class solicitors. In total we have promoted 35 lawyers across our four offices as we look to recognise the talent that we have within the firm. Coupled with this talent is an unrelenting commitment to deliver consistently outstanding service to our clients. Our intention is to continue to build and sustain a business that is recognised as a leading regional law firm offering London-quality services at a fraction of the costs, to clients locally, nationally and from around the world.”

Jonathan added: “As well as recognising the standout performances of those that have been promoted, Birketts is also committed to rewarding collective effort. This year £1.32m was shared through the firm’s staff profit share scheme and performance-related bonuses.”


Nick Burt: Corporate (Legal Director)
Dwight Patten: Commercial Property (Legal Director)
Daisy Darrell: Agriculture (Senior Associate)
Julia Harlock: Commercial Property (Associate)
Edward Long: Planning (Associate)
Stephanie Newman: Corporate (Associate)
Meha Patel: Residential Property (Associate)
Emma Spencer: Commercial Property (Associate)
Naomi Sunkin: Planning (Associate)
Sarah Willis: Commercial Property (Associate)


Marie McMahon: Commercial Litigation (Senior Associate)
Amanda Early: Commercial Property (Senior Associate)
Annabelle Rout: Agriculture (Senior Associate)
Will Arran: Commercial Litigation (Associate)
Hannah Harbottle: Commercial Property (Associate)


Amanda Angel: Residential Property (Legal Director)
Stacy Aspden: Commercial Property (Legal Director)
Lisa Hayward: Employment (Legal Director)
Nellie Jackson: Corporate (Legal Director)
Charlotte Wormstone: Property Litigation (Legal Director)
Nicola Doole: Planning (Senior Associate)
Tom Hodges: Shipping (Senior Associate)
Jennifer Leeder: Employment (Senior Associate)
Ryan Bigland: Commercial Property (Associate)
James Humphreys: Property Litigation (Associate)
Rhiannon Russell: Private Client Advisory (Associate)
Jessica Withey: Private Client Advisory (Associate)


Bernie Baker: Commercial Litigation (Legal Director)
Lottie Fletcher: Corporate (Senior Associate)
Sam Greenhalgh: Employment (Senior Associate)
Deborah Lloyd: Family (Senior Associate)
Laura Jones: Commercial Property (Associate)
Melissa Starkings: Residential Property (Associate)


Birketts Promotions October 2018

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