Steven Kay > Birketts LLP > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property




Steven qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and joined Birketts in September 2014. He has a broad background with over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential property, including almost ten years in the residential development teams of two national law firms, specialising in residential and mixed use developments.

Steven specialises in acting for the major national housebuilders and heads our Housebuilder Sector Group  – a team of experts acting for national and local developers across all of Birketts’ offices.

Steven’s expertise includes portfolio sales and acquisitions, corporate acquisitions and disposals, strategic land issues, including land assemblies, option and overage agreements, promotion, co-operation and collaboration agreements. His work also involves dealing with funding, development and infrastructure agreements.

Steven is regularly involved in the detailed set-up of large developments for plot disposals and deals with rent charge schemes, management company set-up and structures and affordable housing sales, including umbrella and golden brick schemes. Steven takes great pride in seeing a site he has worked on fully developed and occupied.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Real estate > Commercial property: Essex

Praised by clients for its ‘competence and efficiency’, Birketts LLP’s commercial property team in Chelmsford is engaged by a range of high-profile clients, including developers, investors, and national and international corporates. The department is especially recommended for advice on development, portfolio management and high-value landlord and tenant matters. Group head Grace Kerr is a member of the team’s dedicated strategic land practice, and is well versed in  landowner and option agreements, as well as contracts conditional to planning consent. Steven Kay heads up the firm’s dedicated housebuilder sector team, and is experienced in acting for major national housebuilders, and Hannah Harbottle is the key name at senior associate level.