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

South East > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Leading individuals)

Laurence WeeksBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP is a highly rated restructuring and insolvency practice with expertise in handling major administrations, advising boardrooms and advising on insolvent estates in litigation focused on antecedent transactions. Laurence Weeks and legal director Matthew Weston co-head the practice with experience in contentious and non-contentious matters. William Arran regularly acts for individuals facing insolvency claims.

East Anglia > Insurance > Professional negligence

Birketts LLP has a practice across its offices in East Anglia, Essex and London, and it handles a broad range of work for referrers throughout the UK. Max Roessler in Norwich and head of litigation Laurence Weeks in Cambridge are the lead partners. Roessler focuses on claims against solicitors, the majority arising from negligent property and transactional advice. Weeks  frequently handles  claims against accountants concerning errors in tax advice, refunds and audit reviews. Cambridge-based partner Sara Sayer also plays a key role in the practice, frequently acting on behalf of colleges, universities and schools in negligence claims.

East Anglia > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Hall of Fame)

Laurence WeeksBirketts LLP

East Anglia > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Cambridge

(Hall of Fame)

Laurence WeeksBirketts LLP

The litigation team is always very good, working to your end goal and informing you of the likely outcome‘, says a client of Birketts LLP‘s Cambridge office. As well as being a leading advisor on contentious matters in the areas of shipping, education, public law, Judicial Review, procurement, defence and transport, the firm has a strong reputation in high-profile commercial litigation at a regional and national level. Practice head Laurence Weeks is ‘exceptionally talented and skilled in getting litigation matters resolved to the client’s satisfaction‘. Sara Sayer, who lead on public and administrative law, and Maria-Christina Peyman, who handles claims involving contracts, shareholders and directors, and restrictive covenants, are emerging partner talents.