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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk

James Austin

Tel:
Work 01473 406212
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Senior Partner

Career

James joined Birketts in 1989. He is a partner and heads up our corporate and commercial team in Ipswich. He also leads the family owned business initiative across the firm as well as being involved in a number of other industry sectors.

James looks after the commercial interests of a wide range of businesses based all over East Anglia and beyond. This includes the drafting and negotiation of all types of commercial contracts as well as transactional work. Amongst other things James has been responsible for developing Birketts' trade mark practice and advises clients on all aspects of brand exploitation and protection.

Education

Prior to training as a solicitor, James obtained a degree in civil engineering.


East Anglia: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Ipswich

Within: Leading individuals

James Austin - Birketts LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Ipswich

Birketts LLP has a long history in the Ipswich market and remains one of the pre-eminent firms for corporate and commercial matters. It has the largest practice in Suffolk, which works closely with the teams in the firm's three other regional offices to support both SMEs and large corporates in local, regional and national corporate transactions. Senior partner James Austin leads the department and looks after the commercial interests of a wide range of businesses based all over East Anglia and beyond. His work includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, as well as transactional matters. He worked with senior associate Sarah Lewis to advise TA Hotel Collection Limited on the purchase of the Crown and Castle hotel and restaurant in Orford, Suffolk, by way of a share acquisition of Son and Sun Limited. Corporate finance and banking partner Mark Henry also plays a key role in the practice and he supported shareholders of Magdalene Holdings Limited in its sale to M Group Services. Legal directors Alexandra Nelson, who advised on a significant acquisition in the agricultural sector, and Andrew Tubb, who acted for a supplier or hair and beauty products in a large acquisition, and Mark Gipson, who frequently advises on partnership matters, are also recommended.

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