The firm welcomed Charles Fraser & Co in Bury St Edmunds on 6 December 2021. This will see Partners Charles Fraser, Mark Beaton and Graham Woodhouse join the firm with accompanying support staff, expanding Birketts' residential property reach and bringing additional expertise to the team which already works across Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, London and Norwich.
With the addition of the Charles Fraser & Co team and a latest round of further recruitment, Birketts’ will boast a team of 58 residential property colleagues, including more than 30 lawyers providing expert advice on all aspects of residential property with a clear focus on outcomes and solutions.
The team has received recognition from the residential property industry, winning Conveyancing Team of the Year – Midlands and being nominated for Property Team of the Year at the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards, and was twice highly commended at the British Conveyancing Awards for its focus on risk & compliance and client service.
Birketts’ full-service offering affords the Residential Property Team, and therefore its clients, access to experts in all associated areas of law for more complex work, from wealth management planning to advising company purchasers on commercial mortgages.
Amanda Angel, Partner and Head of Residential Property, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues from Charles Fraser & Co – they are superb conveyancing lawyers with an unrivalled understanding of their patch, and will no doubt prove to be an asset to Birketts in supporting clients and referrers moving forwards. We can see clearly that they share our passion for client service delivery and their clients can rest assured that they will continue to know who is dealing with their transaction, and that they will be kept well informed every step of the process, as they are accustomed to. Every step of the process, you will find that our approach in the Residential Property Team is personable, responsible and accountable.”