Robert Gibbs


"He's highly professional and hugely experienced; he knows how to get deals done".

Chambers [UK 2019]


Robert qualified as a Solicitor in June 1978. He joined Birketts as a Partner in 2004 from an international firm where he had been a commercial property partner for many years. He is one of the Partners leading our Commercial Property Team in Norwich and also leads the firm’s Strategic Land group.

Robert’s core expertise is in regeneration and strategic land work for both the private and public sectors. He is also experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, corporate occupier matters, asset management, residential and commercial development and the care home sector.

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Robert is ranked by Chambers [UK 2019]. Sources in this edition say "He's highly professional and hugely experienced; he knows how to get deals done". In previous editions, clients praise his "sheer understanding of development options, contracts and overage agreements, and his ability to draft efficiently and get it right." Another client comments on his "extremely good grasp of detail". Robert is "very well-liked by clients" and "lovely to work with." He is hailed "for the quality of his advice noting that he is quick to understand the key issues at hand," and for being "conscientious and hard-working with a good understanding of client needs and a commercial mind-set".

Robert is listed as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2019]. Previous editions say; he is "exceptional - he is commercially aware and able to respond quickly".

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2019

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