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Birketts LLP

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Pam Dawson

Work 01473 406238
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property


Senior Associate (F.Inst.L.Ex)


Pam joined Birketts in 1999. She is a highly experienced and knowledgeable Senior Associate in our Commercial Property Team, working for a range of public and private sector organisations on all aspects of their commercial property transactions.

Pam advises on matters including freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals and property management including: licences to sub-let, change of use, assignment and alterations. Her specialisms include retail and industrial developments, acting for clients on the purchase and disposal of shopping precincts and arcades in addition to the property management of such developments.

Pam has extensive experience of working with both corporate and private individuals on freehold and leasehold offices, industrial units and warehouses.

Pam qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in 1997 having initially trained at a firm in Hertfordshire. Upon moving to Suffolk, Pam secured a position in the legal department in local government before moving to Birketts to specialise in Commercial Property.

East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Ipswich

Within: Commercial property: Ipswich

Birketts LLP is 'excellent - it has superior technical knowledge and is very client-focused'. The firm's 'knowledgeable and accessible team is ideal for all areas of property advice and delivers a superb service and knowledge base'. The firm has a strong reputation in key areas such as strategic land work, development projects, property investment management, property finance and utilities. Chris Schwer leads the property practice and has extensive experience in acting for housebuilders and developers in joint ventures, collaboration arrangements and promotion agreements; 'he has a thorough and superb understanding of clients' business requirements'. Schwer acts for utility companies in major projects and in day-to-day legal matters. The firm has a deep bench of experienced lawyers including Chris Barker, whose expertise lies in complex strategic land and development projects, most notably for clients in the health and education sectors; Stuart Raven, who has specialist expertise in retail and restaurant developments and regularly handles the sale and purchase of large investment properties; and Oliver Crichton whose broad practice includes property finance and pension fund property investment work, in which he acts for some of the UK's largest self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) and numerous small self-administered schemes (SSAS). Among the senior associates, Julie Hoy who 'delivers exceptional work', advises landowners, developers and housing associations on residential and mixed-use schemes; Pam Dawson has particular expertise in the area of ports and logistics developments; Stacy Aspden is 'very good, proactive rather than reactive with excellent advice'; and Vicki Chilton acts for private developers, investor purchasers and business owners.

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