Chris Schwer


"[Chris] has good knowledge and ensures good value."

Legal 500


Chris joined Birketts in 2000. He is a Partner and Head of our Property Division.

Chris specialises in all aspects of commercial property matters and acts for many of the region's leading investors, developers, landlords, tenants and funders. He trained with Birketts between 1986 and 1988 and upon qualification in November 1988 he joined a city law firm. After a spell working in New Zealand, Chris re-joined the firm becoming a partner in June 2000.

Chris is based in our Ipswich office.

Other Information

Chris is ranked by Chambers [UK 2019]. Clients praise his "dynamic, proactive and constructive" approach.

Chris is listed as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2019]. Clients say he "has a thorough and superb understanding of clients' business requirements".