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

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property




Steven joined Birketts in September 2014. He has a broad background with over 15 years’ experience in commercial and residential property, most recently having worked for nearly seven years in the residential development team of a leading City law firm, specialising in residential and mixed use developments.

Steven specialises in acting for the major national housebuilders. His 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 development and infrastructure agreements – most recently having successfully concluded the legal documentation to enable provision of a 25 metre bridge over a railway to provide access to a development of circa 1500 dwellings.

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

Led by Grace Kerr in Chelmsford, practitioners at Birketts LLP have notable experience in acting for developers and investors on sale and lease work in addition to high-value landlord and tenant mandates both regionally and nationally. Steven Kay also heads up a sub-team dedicated to acting for housebuilders. Leveraging Kerr’s strategic land expertise, the group also offers clients access to a dedicated sub-team in this area. A strong reputation in investment and portfolio management mandates is also a standout feature of the team.