Birketts' Residential Property Team boosted by new Senior Associate

08 March 2021

Senior Associate Laura Smith has joined the Birketts Residential Property Team, bringing with her more than 13 years’ experience in residential conveyancing.

Working at firms across the East of England and London, Laura most recently led the conveyancing department of an Essex law firm. She split her time between her own full caseload of matters, developing and mentoring team members, assisting with the development of precedent letters/templates and ensuring a structured, risk-adverse, high-quality approach to conveyancing throughout her team.

Now joining Birketts Legal 500 top-tier Residential Property Team, Laura with be working closely with Legal Director Amanda Angel and Senior Associate and Head of Enfranchisement Nicola Lebish, developing and training team members, seeking out business opportunities for the team and handling technical residential property matters. Her experience working with clients ranging from first-time buyers to high net worth individuals, and her expertise on mortgages, transfer of equity, transfers of part, equity release, declarations of trust and leasehold and freehold purchases makes her a fantastic addition to the team.

Speaking of her appointment, Laura said: “I’m delighted to join the Residential Property Team and work with such a talented group of lawyers. Birketts’ reputation in the East of England and Top 100 UK law firm status means more challenging work, so it is a great assurance to work with a firm of legal experts with so many specialties. The firm’s full-service offering means I can rely on my colleagues to support me when handling complex matters and they can expect the same in return.”

Grace Kerr, Partner in the Commercial Property Team at Birketts, added: “Laura’s previous work speaks volumes to her character and work ethic, clearly showing her commitment to her clients and her ability to provide the high-quality legal advice Birketts has built its reputation on. Residential property matters require an attention to detail and pragmatism that Laura and our wider team possess in abundance, so no matter the time scale or size of a transaction we are able to help. I am confident Laura will be a valuable asset to the team and Birketts as a whole.”

Laura is based at Birketts’ Ipswich office and supports colleagues in our Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Norwich offices.