Chris Barker



Chris joined Birketts in 2000. He is a Partner in our Commercial Property Team. Chris qualified as a Solicitor in November 1982.

Chris has a broad experience of complex property transactions including joint ventures, PPP and health sector projects. A large part of his work is development-related (whether acting for developers, funders or occupiers) in addition to advising other commercial clients such as lenders and investors. Chris regularly acts for clients in the public sector, including County Councils, PCTs and Education bodies.

Chris is based at our Ipswich office.

Other Information

Chris is a graduate of Cambridge University and before joining Birketts, worked for a City law firm (where he trained) and subsequently at a large international law firm. Prior to joining Birketts, Chris advised the London Residuary Body for many years and also regularly acted for several London Boroughs. 

Chris is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. In previous editions, Chris is described as "attentive and cool under fire". Sources state that he "commands great respect for his high integrity" and he is recommended for his "in-depth legal knowledge [which] pushes the process along at all times."

Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer