Laurence Weeks


[Laurence] is valued as “a very commercial, forward-thinking and forthright” litigation practitioner, and one impressed client notes: “He’s straight-talking and pragmatic. He’s at the top of the game."

Chambers [UK 2017]


Laurence joined Birketts in 2012. He is the Lead Partner in our Dispute Resolution Team and leads the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Team.

Laurence specialises in the resolution of complex disputes. He has acted for a wide range of clients on a domestic and international basis. He has particular experience in dealing with claims relating to contractual interpretation, professional negligence, corporate, banking, financial services, insolvency and fraud matters.

Laurence is based in our Cambridge office.

Other Information

Laurence is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2017]; he is a highly regarded insolvency practitioner who leads the firm’s department in Cambridge.

Previous editions note that Laurence enjoys a fine reputation in the market and is noted for his focus on moving cases forward and ability to "give a big firm service." He "has a wealth of litigation experience and is well regarded by peers. Clients recommend him for his attitude and communicative, reassuring manner."

Laurence is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2017] and listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list of lawyers nationwide. Laurence has "excellent depth of knowledge in dispute resolution and a pragmatic, sensible and realistic approach that enables him to explain options clearly and calmly’". He is also praised for his "‘great experience [which] means he knows when to push and when to be pragmatic".

Laurence has been short-listed in the Professional Negligence category of the Finance Monthly Law Awards 2015.

Laurence is a member of the following organisations:

  • r3 – the Association of Business Recovery Professionals – he is a Fellow and National Council Member
  • Insolvency Lawyers' Association
  • Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association
  • London Court of Arbitration