Chris Coupland


"Chris completely understands everything that I'm doing - he's brilliant. He interprets everything and corrects me when I make a mistake. I value his judgement".

Chambers [UK 2017]


Chris qualified as a Solicitor in July 2002 and joined Birketts in 2005. He is a Partner in our Agriculture Team.

Chris specialises in agricultural land transactions, both in respect of sales and purchases and also acting for landlords and tenants in relation to agricultural tenancy issues. Chris has a particular specialism in acting for landowners in relation to renewable energy leases and leads the firm’s agricultural banking function acting for both banks and landowners in relation to secured borrowing. He also deals with a wide range of private client work including lifetime tax planning.

Chris is based at our Norwich office.

Other Information

Chris is a member of the Agricultural Law Association and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Chris manages the firm’s involvement in Norfolk ProHelp, a scheme by which local firms provide professional services to charities, voluntary groups and the like, on a pro-bono basis. 

Chris is ranked by Chambers [UK 2019]. This edition refers to Chris as a "skilled practitioner". Sources also complimented him for being "supremely user-friendly in the way he deals with people."

Chris is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2019]. In earlier editions he is described as "approachable, keen to help, and very good with clients". He is "technically excellent, and super-efficient".

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019  The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners