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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk

Oliver Crichton

Tel:
Work 01473 299115
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Commercial Property

Position

Partner

Career

Oliver joined Birketts in January 2012 and is a Partner in the Commercial Property department in our Ipswich office. He is experienced in dealing with all aspects of commercial property work to include freehold and leasehold acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant, property finance and corporate support. Oliver has particular expertise in the area of pension funds investing in commercial property and runs a highly successful team acting for some of the country’s largest SIPP and SSAS providers.

Before joining Birketts, Oliver was Director of Property with a leading provider of self invested personal pensions where he led a department of 30 people dealing with the acquisition of over 300 properties each year and the management of a book in excess of 2,500 properties.

Oliver began his career in private practice where he trained and subsequently worked for a regional law firm for four years.


East Anglia: Real estate

Commercial property: Ipswich

Within: Commercial property: Ipswich

Birketts LLP is 'excellent - it has superior technical knowledge and is very client-focused'. The firm's 'knowledgeable and accessible team is ideal for all areas of property advice and delivers a superb service and knowledge base'. The firm has a strong reputation in key areas such as strategic land work, development projects, property investment management, property finance and utilities. Chris Schwer leads the property practice and has extensive experience in acting for housebuilders and developers in joint ventures, collaboration arrangements and promotion agreements; 'he has a thorough and superb understanding of clients' business requirements'. Schwer acts for utility companies in major projects and in day-to-day legal matters. The firm has a deep bench of experienced lawyers including Chris Barker, whose expertise lies in complex strategic land and development projects, most notably for clients in the health and education sectors; Stuart Raven, who has specialist expertise in retail and restaurant developments and regularly handles the sale and purchase of large investment properties; and Oliver Crichton whose broad practice includes property finance and pension fund property investment work, in which he acts for some of the UK's largest self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) and numerous small self-administered schemes (SSAS). Among the senior associates, Julie Hoy who 'delivers exceptional work', advises landowners, developers and housing associations on residential and mixed-use schemes; Pam Dawson has particular expertise in the area of ports and logistics developments; Stacy Aspden is 'very good, proactive rather than reactive with excellent advice'; and Vicki Chilton acts for private developers, investor purchasers and business owners.

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