EG recognises the country’s best real estate legal teams. As winners of the Legal Team Award in 2019, Birketts has a precedent for acting on transformative deals and championing sustainability in their client matters.
Birketts has responded proactively to the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. While forging ahead with a merger with London insurance firm EC3 Legal and developing a talented Social Housing Team, the firm has also strengthened relationships with its existing blue-chip clients, creating both a strong foundation for the business and setting the groundwork for fruitful relationships with new clients.
Chris Schwer, Partner and Head of Property, said: “I am delighted the work of my colleagues has been recognised with this nomination – I know first-hand how hard we have all worked and how deserved it is. Birketts has more than 250 property lawyers who have tirelessly supported their residential and commercial clients through the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. Our commitment to high-quality service and legal advice has yielded excellent results in the last 12 months, with more than £400m in deals completed for clients involved in commercial property, social housing, agriculture and estates, construction, property litigation, planning and environmental matters.
“From proactively encouraging clients to adopt the Government’s new Leasing Code of Practice before it came into effect, to joining cross law-firm working parties to establish standard ‘COVID clauses’ at the start of the pandemic, our team has worked to ensure clients’ matters can continue uninterrupted wherever possible. I look forward to the return of the live EG awards in October after 2020 was held virtually, and wish all the other nominees the best of luck.”