Laurence Weeks > Birketts LLP > Cambridge, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Contentious Trusts and Probate, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Professional Negligence




Laurence joined Birketts in 2012. He is the Lead Partner in our Dispute Resolution Team and leads the firm’s Restructuring and Insolvency Team.

Laurence specialises in the resolution of complex disputes. He has acted for a wide range of clients on a domestic and international basis. He has particular experience in dealing with claims relating to contractual interpretation, professional negligence, corporate, banking, financial services, insolvency and fraud matters.



Laurence is a member of the following organisations:
– r3: the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. He is a Fellow and National Council – Member
– Insolvency Lawyers’ Association
– Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association
– London Court of Arbitration

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Insurance > Professional negligence

Birketts LLP is known for ‘clear advice, regular updates, and a strong team with a number of interesting matters‘. Commercial litigators Laurence Weeks in Cambridge, Andrew Kinnison in Norwich and Daden Hunt in Chelmsford are the principal contacts. In Norwich, Bernadette Baker handles negligence claims arising from wills and the administration of estates and trusts and senior associate Adam Blenkinsop is a ‘tenacious litigator‘ who handles predominantly claimant work. Matthew Atkins handles claims involving solicitors, accountants and surveyors.

East Anglia > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Hall of Fame)

Laurence WeeksBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP‘s insolvency team ‘provides comprehensive advice in complex cross-border insolvency litigation’ and clients note that the lawyers are ‘responsive, reliable and very effective’. The firm acts for leading insolvency practitioners on the scope of matters, among them RSM Recovery and Restructuring and Price Bailey. Practice head Laurence Weeks in Cambridge, who is a Fellow and Council member of R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals, ‘has been in the industry for years and is very knowledgeable in all things insolvency-related’. Key partner Maria-Christina Peyman, along with Norwich-based non-contentious specialist Greg Allan and qualified barrister Andrew Kinnison, also play pivotal roles in the practice.

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Cambridge

(Hall of Fame)

Laurence WeeksBirketts LLP

In Birketts LLP‘s Cambridge office, ‘the litigation team has a great breadth of knowledge and always puts the clients’ objectives at the forefront of any engagement’. Practice head Laurence Weeks is ‘a great litigator and problem solver, who always agrees the plan of attack based on the clients’ needs’. The firm has specialist expertise in shipping, education, public law, Judicial Review, procurement law, defence and transport, and is particularly well-known for its work involving fraud, insolvency and professional negligence. Talented practitioners Sara Sayer, who leads on public and administrative law, and Maria-Christina Peyman, play pivotal roles in the practice.

South East > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Laurence WeeksBirketts LLP

The ‘very versatile and knowledgeable‘ practice at Birketts LLP is predominantly based in Chelmsford, exhibiting broad expertise in antecedent transactions and administrations within the shipping and construction sectors. Laurence Weeks co-leads the team alongside director Matthew Weston. In Cambridge, Weeks has longstanding expertise in insolvency disputes, while the ‘intelligent and genial‘ Weston has broad knowledge spanning trust claims within insolvencies, void disposition claims, and the annulment of bankruptcy orders. Associate William Arran is ‘very competent‘ in assisting trustees in bankruptcy and individuals facing claims from insolvency practitioners with the defence and settlement of claims.