David Upton

Trainee Solicitor

David joined Birketts as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2023. He is currently in his second seat in the Property Litigation Team in the Ipswich office.

Prior to joining Birketts, David studied English and Theatre at the University of Sheffield where he was awarded a 2:1 degree. David then helped launch Star Wing Brewery in Suffolk, which he subsequently ran for six years.

After leaving Star Wing, David returned to education to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Law (PGDL) at the University of Law, which he passed with Distinction. He has since completed a Masters in Law, which he passed with Distinction, with electives in Employment Law, Family Law and Advanced Real Estate. David also passed both the SQE1 and SQE2 on his first attempts scoring in the top quintile of his cohort for each.

In his spare time, David enjoys writing fiction, walking his dogs and going to the theatre. 

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