Birketts recruits specialist franchise lawyer


13 May 2016

Ed Savory has joined the corporate and commercial services team at top 100 law firm Birketts as a legal director.

Ed Savory has joined the corporate and commercial services team at top 100 law firm Birketts as a legal director.

Ed has broad experience of a range of corporate and commercial matters, mainly acting for SMEs. He focuses on business expansion and has nationally recognised expertise in franchising; advising franchisors and franchisees on all the legal aspects associated with franchising. 

Commenting on his appointment, Ed said: “Birketts is widely recognised as a one of the leading UK law firms and is regularly listed in the top bandings in the legal directories for corporate and commercial services. I’m thrilled to be joining the team and taking Birketts’ franchising team forward.

Adrian Possener, partner and head of the Norwich corporate and commercial team at Birketts, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ed to Birketts. He holds Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status with the British Franchise Association (bfa) and is recommended by Legal 500 and Chambers UK and will be a fantastic addition to the team. We have secured the services of a top lawyer who has a huge amount of experience and has acted for a number of the country’s most recognised franchises, as well as a wide range of SMEs.”

Adrian continued: “This is the first step in a series of investments at Birketts, particularly in Norwich, and is indicative of our confidence in the region and of our determination to increase our services and influence locally.”

Ed is based at the firm’s Norwich office but supports colleagues across Birketts’ four offices: Ipswich, Chelmsford, Cambridge and Norwich.