Joe Yexley



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‘Associate Joe Yexley is a standout advisor – his technical skills and support for his client base is genuinely remarkable.‘

Legal 500 [UK 2021]


Joe completed his training contract at a top 100 London based law firm and joined Birketts on qualification as a Solicitor in September 2016. He is an Associate in our Commercial Property Team in our Norwich office.

Joe is experienced in many aspects of commercial property including advising landlord and tenants on commercial property management matters, assisting both developer and landowner clients with sales and purchases of strategic land and working with our corporate colleagues in the property aspects of corporate transactions.   

Joe’s breadth of experience is highlighted by his membership of the following Birketts sector groups: Care Homes, Strategic Land Group, Education and Public Sector. The membership of these sector groups has involved work such as:

  • Assisting care home providers in both the sale and purchase of care homes, often working with colleagues across the firm when a business sale or purchase is also involved.
  • Advising a sixth form college on all aspects of their commercial property work including land sales and leasehold work. 
  • Dealing with a variety of strategic land documents including conditional contracts, option agreements, legal charges securing deferred payments and overage agreements.

Joe is responsible for organising the legal training for the Commercial Property Team in Norwich, ensuring they keep up to date with the most recent legal developments. Joe also takes an active role in developing precedents and guides within the firm, and has created a number of ‘how to’ guides both internal and external to help streamline the processes for a number of standard property transactions. 

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Joe lives in Sheringham with his wife, his 10 month old son and his rescue greyhound, Snoopy. Joe enjoys swimming off the Sheringham coast (even in the winter!) and going for long walks in the North Norfolk countryside with his family. Joe is also keen football fan, supporting Southampton FC and playing five-a-side football when the opportunity arises, although due to ever declining fitness levels has recently moved from outfield to being the nominated team goalkeeper.  

Joe is a keen hiker and took part in the Cumbrian Challenge charity event in 2018, climbing and walking 30km over the Lake District peaks, in support of the Walking with the Wounded charity. He has also walked over 45km in two days throughout the Cairngorms national park and completed the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. 

Joe, is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2021]. Clients in this edition say ‘Associate Joe Yexley is a standout advisor – his technical skills and support for his client base is genuinely remarkable.‘ In earlier editions he is recognised alongside his team for being "very knowledgeable and able to put complex legal issues in more simple terms; they are very committed, hardworking and personable".

Legal 500 UK 2021 Recommended Lawyer

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