Laurence Weeks

Partner, Head of Commercial Litigation
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Laurence qualified as a Solicitor in December 1995 and joined Birketts in 2012. He is the Lead Partner in our Dispute Resolution Team and leads the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Team.

Laurence specialises in the resolution of complex disputes. He has acted for a wide range of clients on a domestic and international basis. He has particular experience in dealing with claims relating to contractual interpretation, professional negligence, corporate, banking, financial services, insolvency and fraud matters.

Laurence is based in our Cambridge office.

Laurence is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2024] for his litigation work and restructuring and insolvency work.

Clients in this edition say “Laurence’s approach is incredibly impressive. He demonstrates a deep and swift understanding of complex situations and dedicates himself to matters, providing efficient advice in a concise and fluent manner.”

Another adds “He always offers pragmatic advice, getting the client to their end goal as quickly and painlessly as possible, always putting the client’s needs first and carefully managing their expectations to ensure they’re not unrealistic with their hoped outcomes.”

A source also notes “Laurence is a great negotiator within the litigation process and is a very approachable individual. He always succeeds in getting a great result!”

A client adds “Laurence is an exceptional strategic thinker on litigation. I go to him with complex cases.”

Another describes Laurence as “very approachable and responsive”.

In the previous edition, clients said “Laurence Weeks gives client fantastic advice and is a very good negotiator.”

Laurence is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ and a ‘Hall of Fame’ member by Legal 500 [UK 2024]. In this edition, a client notes “Laurence Weeks is a great litigator and problem solver, who always agrees the plan of attack based on the clients’ needs and objectives.” Another adds “Laurence Weeks has been in the industry for years and is very knowledgeable in all things insolvency-related.” He is also described as “responsive and reliable”.

In the previous edition, a client said “Lawrence Weeks – exceptionally talented and skilled individual in getting litigation matters resolved to the client’s satisfaction.”

In an earlier edition, a client noted “Laurence Weeks was always decisive yet very deliberative. His understanding and quick uptake of the law was very effective.” Another added “Laurence Weeks: excellent lawyer with a deep understanding of his client’s needs. Excellent path from translating client’s needs into appropriate legal strategy.”

Laurence is a member of the following organisations:

  • r3 – the Association of Business Recovery Professionals – he is a Fellow and National Council Member
  • Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
  • Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association
  • London Court of Arbitration

Awards and Memberships

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2024 logo
Laurence Week Chambers logo

Laurence Weeks is a great litigator and problem solver, who always agrees the plan of attack based on the clients’ needs and objectives.

Legal 500 [UK 2024]

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