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  1. Commercial property: Ipswich
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Chris Schwer leads the four-partner team at Birketts LLP, which is rated for its ‘excellent value for money, advice and industry knowledge’. Chris Barker is ‘attentive and cool under fire’ and assisted ForFarmers UK with a residential development in North Yorkshire. Stuart Raven advised on a multimillion-pound investment sale in Peterborough. Oliver Crichton is also recommended.

Gotelee Solicitors’ Martin Whitworth advised a bank on the refinancing of a portfolio of 19 properties. Catherine Abbott acted in the acquisition of an industry estate in Suffolk and the subsequent construction of new units. Newly promoted Oliver Ray is also recommended.

Highlights for Kerseys Solicitors included advising an estate management company on securitising its property portfolio and the sale of commercial units. The ‘proactive, efficient and flexible’ Kimat Singh and consultant James Hayward are recommended.

At Prettys, ‘first-class lawyer’ Tim Bacon ‘provides a quality of advice not often found in firms of this scale’. He advised on the property aspects of Aldeburgh Music Endowment Fund’s multimillion-pound purchase of the Snape Maltings site.

Ashton Legalhas a high level of expertise and can hold its own against bigger firms’. James Griffiths (who is ‘first class; fun to deal with but professional’) advised a landowner on land options for a residential development.

At Blocks, Andrew Fleming and Gerry Field’s clients include a large regional commercial lender.

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