Ed Savory


"Knowledgeable, professional and responsive"

Legal 500 [UK 2019]


Ed qualified as a Solicitor in October 2006 and joined Birketts in May 2016. He is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial Services Team and Heads the firm's Food Sector Team.

Ed deals with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, mainly acting for SMEs. He advises on all manner of corporate transactions, leading teams advising on acquisitions and disposals, acting for buyers and sellers to trade and private equity. Ed is part of the firm’s Family-owned Business Group and is experienced in advising on generational transitions and splitting out businesses, in particular in the agricultural sector. 

The firm has proper expertise and experience on Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs). Ed has lead these complex transactions, advising on the corporate aspects of several exits to EOTs ranging in values to in excess of £100m.

Birketts is a partner of the EDP Future50 project which Ed leads. The Future50 supports fast growing innovative companies in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Ed also focuses on business expansion and has particular expertise in franchising; advising franchisors and franchisees on all the legal aspects associated with franchising. Ed holds Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) status with the British Franchise Association (bfa).

Ed is based in our Norwich office.

Other Information

Outside of work, Ed is a Canadian-qualified ski instructor and race coach, and is currently learning to kite-surf. He also enjoys golf, tennis, hockey, sailing, fieldsports and cooking.

Ed is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2020]. The previous edition notes that "knowledgeable, professional and responsive" and is recommended for the strength of his "strategic deal management, negotiation skills".

Ed is ranked by Chambers [UK 2020].

Legal 500 UK 2020 Recommended Lawyer           British Franchise Association Qualified Franchise Professional