Chris Schwer

Senior Partner
  • Experience

Having trained at Birketts between 1986 and 1988, and returning to join the firm in 2000, Chris is now Senior Partner, having taken up the role in April 2024. In this role he works closely with our Chief Executive, Jonathan Agar, and has a key focus on encouraging social mobility and promoting the various avenues that exist for those from all walks of life to get into the profession.

As Senior Partner, Chris chairs both the monthly Partnership Board meetings and the quarterly Partners meetings. He also continues to play a key role in managing relationships with clients, offering close consultation and partnership so that the firm continues to offer next level client service.

Chris remains a member of the firm’s Real Estate Team and has considerable experience of investment and development work, as well as real estate finance. Chris specialises in all aspects of commercial property matters, acting for many of the East of England’s leading investors, developers, landlords, tenants, funders, and charities. However, in more recent years his main focus has been on strategic land and joint venture type collaborations and arrangements.

Chris is named as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ by Chambers [UK 2024].

Clients in this edition note “Chris is a true leader. His depth of knowledge is exceptional and the attention to detail he has for clients is second to none. Birketts are very lucky to have someone of this stature to lead their property business, and his clients benefit a great deal from that.”

Another adds “Chris Schwer provides a very good level of service.” He is also described as “extremely knowledgeable and competent.”

Chris is recommended and named as a ‘Hall of Fame’ member by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In an earlier edition, a source said “Chris Schwer is a true leader and exceptional lawyer.”

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Hall of Fame logo
Chris Schwer Chambers logo 2024

Chris delivers an exceptional service to us and to all his clients, linked with an in-depth knowledge of the legal business.

Chambers [UK 2023]

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