Laurence Weeks


Partner – Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Laurence Weeks, a very clever and efficient operator who has a good bedside manner. Laurence and his team always have the client’s interests at heart.

Legal 500 [UK 2022]

Experience

Laurence qualified as a Solicitor in December 1995 and 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 2021]. "Laurence is one of the best-known litigators in Cambridge," says a source, while another adds: "He is personable, sensible and works to achieve his clients' goals." Restructuring and insolvency clients endorse him for giving "very practical and well-researched advice".

Laurence is recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition note that "Laurence Weeks was always decisive yet very deliberative. His understanding and quick uptake of the law was very effective". Another adds "Laurence Weeks: excellent lawyer with a deep understanding of his client’s needs. Excellent path from translating client’s needs into appropriate legal strategy" Referring to his insolvency work, clients in this edition say  "The insolvency team we deal with is headed by Laurence Weeks, a very clever and efficient operator who has a good bedside manner. Laurence and his team always have the client’s interests at heart" and "Laurence Weeks is a good leader of his team and has a hands on approach to his key clients. He gets good results and takes a no-nonsense approach when dealing with difficult litigants".

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

Legal 500 UK 2022 Leading Individual