Ed Savory
Partner
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Ed qualified as a Solicitor in October 2006 and joined Birketts in May 2016. He is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Services Team and Heads the firm’s Food Sector Team.

Ed deals with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, mainly acting for SMEs. He advises on all manner of corporate transactions, leading teams advising on acquisitions and disposals, acting for buyers and sellers to trade and private equity. Ed is part of the firm’s Family-owned Business Group and is experienced in advising on generational transitions and splitting out businesses, in particular in the agricultural sector. 

The firm has proper expertise and experience on Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). Ed has lead these complex transactions, advising on the corporate aspects of several exits to EOTs ranging in values to in excess of £100m.

Birketts is a partner of the EDP Future50 project which Ed leads. The Future50 supports fast growing innovative companies in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ed also focuses on business expansion and has particular expertise in franchising; advising franchisors and franchisees on all the legal aspects associated with franchising. Ed holds Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status with the British Franchise Association (bfa).

Ed is based in our Norwich office.

Outside of work, Ed is a Canadian-qualified ski instructor and race coach, and is currently learning to kite-surf. He also enjoys golf, tennis, hockey, sailing, fieldsports and cooking.

Ed is Company Secretary of the Norfolk Community Foundation.

Ed is recommended and named as a ‘Next Generation Partner’ by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say “Paul Palik and Ed Savory have been highly competent and efficient in managing our legal requirements. Couldn’t ask for anymore. Exemplary service”. Another adds “Paul Palik and Ed Savory have been highly efficient and competent in solving legal issues and drafting documentation. They really have provided an excellent all-round service”.

In the previous edition clients say “Ed Savory provides sound and commercial advice in a clear and concise manner. He is practical, proactive and approachable”. An earlier edition notes that he is “knowledgeable, professional and responsive” and is recommended for the strength of his “strategic deal management, negotiation skills”.

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Contact information
+44 (0)1603 756479
+44 (0)7814 019934

Couldn’t ask for anymore. Exemplary service.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]