Erika Clarke

Legal Director

[Erika has] "in-depth knowledge of the charity sector and a sensible approach".

Legal 500 UK 2017


Erika qualified as a Solicitor in October 1987 and joined Birketts in 2008. She is a commercial lawyer with a particular specialism in public procurement, major projects (including accommodation based PPPs and ICT procurements), outsourcings, joint ventures and significant commercial contracts across a range of sectors. She has acted for central government departments and agencies, regional development agencies, commissioners and providers in the NHS (including PCTs, acute trusts, mental health trusts and primary care providers), local authorities, HE and FE institutions and schools. Erika has also acted for private sector and third sector consortia bidding for major projects.

Erika is based at our Norwich office.

Other Information

Erika has spoken at conferences in the UK and Europe on procurement law and social infrastructure PPP projects. In the past she has been a member of the council of a University in the Eastern region and was seconded to the in-house team of a major energy company.

Erika is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2019] for her work in Education, Corporate and Commercial, and EU and Competition, and is listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list of lawyers nationwide for her work in the Charities and Social Enterprise Team. In previous editions she is praised for her "in-depth knowledge of the charity sector and a sensible approach". In previous editions she is described as the "knowledgeable, tenacious projects expert". She was also recognised for her "all-round excellent" expertise in the health sector and is recommended for her education practice where her team is described as "responsive and understands the needs of clients."

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2019