Laurence Weeks

Partner – Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution


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‘Laurence Weeks is an outstanding litigator – very practical, client-friendly and commercial in his outlook.‘

Legal 500 [UK 2021]


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.

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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 2021]. Clients in this edition note that ‘Laurence Weeks is a very good individual to have at your side in a litigation matter. He is very calm under pressure and makes sure that the client is given the best advice in the circumstances'. Another adds ‘Laurence Weeks is exceptional with clients and leads his team very well. He is very easy to work with in the best sense of that phrase – as counsel you know you will be properly briefed and the case management/client management aspects of the team are going to be done very well'.

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 2021 Leading Individual