Erika Clarke > Birketts LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Charities, Education, Health


Legal Director


Erika joined Birketts in 2008 and is a commercial lawyer with a particular specialism in public procurement, major projects (including accommodation based PPPs and ICT procurements), outsourcings, joint ventures and significant commercial contracts across a range of sectors. She has acted for central government departments and agencies, regional development agencies, commissioners and providers in the NHS (including PCTs, acute trusts, mental health trusts and primary care providers), local authorities, HE and FE institutions and schools. Erika has also acted for private sector and third sector consortia bidding for major projects.


Erika has spoken at conferences in the UK and Europe on procurement law and social infrastructure PPP projects. In the past she has been a member of the council of a University in the Eastern region and was seconded to the in-house team of a major energy company.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Rising stars)

Erika ClarkeBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP has ‘in-depth knowledge and experience, and provides very clear advice and guidance‘. The firm gas a dedicated charities practice that draws on expertise from other teams, notably employment, immigration, property and litigation. It handles the formation of charities, as well as providing procurement and fundraising advice, and it has specialist knowledge of the ecclesiastical sector. Charity law specialist Liz Brownsell in Ipswich leads the practice. She assisted with the establishment of the UK Cyber Security Council. Legal director Erika Clarke  and senior associate Frances Godden are the key practitioners in Norwich. Brownsell and Godden are ‘relaxed and approachable, very responsive, knowledgeable and highly skilled in communicating to a broad audience‘.