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Birketts LLP

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Partner, Head of Private Client


ack joined Birketts in 2005 and is a Partner and Head of our Private Client Division.

Jack focuses on acting for farmers, landowners and agri-businesses in relation to numerous matters including buying and selling land, farms and estates, agricultural tenancies, partnerships, business and personal succession planning and structuring.

He has a strong background in a broad range of property related matters and private client work and also leads the firm’s renewable energy team having developed a specialism in particular acting for landowners in connection with such projects.


Jack is a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Jack RoyallBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP has a five-partner rural practice, making it one of the largest in England. The firm handles work from across the UK, including energy project developments, strategic land transactions, agriculture finance work and advice on public rights of way. Jack Royall leads the practice from Norwich, where Chris Coupland is also a key practitioner. In Ipswich, James Dinwiddy is ‘thorough and always available‘, while senior associate Tom Verrill is ‘exceptional‘. The ‘very personable and incisive‘ Rachel McKillop-Wilkin in Cambridge and Sophia Key in Norwich have strong reputations in the sale and purchase of agricultural land. The firm is currently advising dozens of landowners on the negotiation of an option agreement and lease relating to cables crossing Norfolk from the Hornsea Project Three Offshore Wind Farm.

South East > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The specialist agriculture team at Birketts LLP provides expert advice to private families, landowners, and farmers on the full range of agriculture and property matters, including renewable energy, succession planning, and taxation. Practice head Jack Royall, who operates out of Norwich, is highly regarded for his advice on the purchase and sale of farms and estates. Senior associate Annabelle Rout is a key contact. Associate Katie Gibson-Green and Simon Green joined from Birkett Long LLP in August and December 2020 respectively.