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Chris qualified as a Solicitor in July 2002 and joined Birketts in 2005. He is a Partner and Head of our Agriculture and Estates Team.
Chris specialises in agricultural land transactions, both in respect of sales and purchases and also acting for landlords and tenants in relation to agricultural tenancy issues. Chris has a particular specialism in acting for landowners in relation to renewable energy leases and leads the firm’s agricultural banking function acting for both banks and landowners in relation to secured borrowing. He also deals with a wide range of private client work including lifetime tax planning.
Chris is based at our Norwich office.
Chris is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Chris manages the firm’s involvement in Norfolk ProHelp, a scheme by which local firms provide professional services to charities, voluntary groups and the like, on a pro-bono basis.
Chris is ranked by Chambers [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say “he is a compassionate and outstanding individual. If I wanted someone to deal with a particularly sensitive or delicate situation then Chris would be a no-brainer”.
Chris is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in the previous edition say he and other team members “have a good depth of knowledge, offer clear advice and they are readily available and turn matters around very quickly”. In an earlier edition, clients note that “Chris Coupland has unrivalled industry knowledge and provides excellent client care. Practical solutions are provided in clear layman’s language”.
He is a compassionate and outstanding individual. If I wanted someone to deal with a particularly sensitive or delicate situation then Chris would be a no-brainer.
Chambers [UK 2022]