Louisa Saunders

Senior Associate


Louisa is a Senior Associate commercial property lawyer, specialising in advising charities and other not-for-profit organisations in their dealings with land and property.

Louisa’s practice includes:

  • Buying and selling charity land and property for investment or occupational purposes.
  • Compliance with charity law.
  • Selling charity land for development, including overage, options and promotion agreements.
  • Charity retail portfolio management and landlord and tenant issues.
  • Advising on permanent endowment and designated land, including in the context of charity incorporations and mergers.
  • Questions of land ownership, charitable trusts, trusts of land, reconstruction of title and first registrations at Land Registry.

Louisa is a member of the Charities' Property Association, the Charity Law Association and regularly writes articles on topical issues.

Louisa is based at our Ipswich office.

Other Information

Louisa is named in Legal 500 [UK 2021]. Here, one client notes ‘Louisa Saunders has led on the property side, taking the matter forward deftly and proactively, and providing clear, digestible advice for client colleagues'.

Louisa read law at University College London and trained with an international law firm.  She joined Birketts in 2005. Louisa is vice-chair of governors at a local primary school.  


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