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Birketts LLP

22 STATION ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CB1 2JD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01223 326600
Fax:
Fax 01223 326629
Email:
Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, Norwich

Laurence Weeks

Tel:
Work 01223 326585
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

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

Position

Partner

Career

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.

 

Member

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 


East Anglia: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Laurence Weeks - Birketts LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Cambridge

At Birketts LLP in Cambridge, 'the team is very well connected with the local community' and practice head Laurence Weeks 'gives good practical advice and is very responsive'. Weeks and rising star senior associate Maria-Christina Peyman are 'exceptional at dealing with clients' needs'. Clients also recommend up-and-coming associates Sara Sayer and Naomi Westcott. The firm handles commercial litigation in all its forms but has niche expertise in sectors such as shipping, education, public law, judicial review, procurement law, defence, and transport.

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East Anglia: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Laurence Weeks - Birketts LLP

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

In the Cambridge office of Birketts LLP, Laurence Weeks leads a restructuring and insolvency practice that operates through all four of the firm's regional offices, and is a market leader in both litigation and non-contentious matters. Weeks has more than 15 years' experience and is also a fellow and council member of R3, the Association of Business Recovery Professionals. The firm counts many of the region's leading IPs among its clients, who also call upon corporate partner Greg Allan for advice on restructurings. Senior associate Maria Peyman is one to watch for the future.

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East Anglia: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Birketts LLP has a claimant professional negligence practice that handles claims against solicitors, accountants and other professionals on behalf of clients across the UK. It also has a niche focus on negligent probate advice. Max Roessler in Norwich handles numerous claims against solicitors, the majority of which concern negligent property and transactional advice. Laurence Weeks is the lead partner in Cambridge, where senior associate Sara Sayer frequently defends defends colleges, universities and schools in actions brought against them for negligence.

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South East: Finance

Insolvency and corporate recovery

Within: Leading individuals

Laurence Weeks - Birketts LLP

Within: Insolvency and corporate recovery

'A good strong team with skills to compete with London', Birketts LLP's Cambridge-based insolvency practice is led by partner Laurence Weeks. The firm frequently handles high-value matters for insolvency practitioners in the region and advises on both formal insolvencies and restructurings, backed by a full service offering from the wider firm.  Administrations, pre-packs, insolvency litigation, refinancings, asset disposals and turnaround work all sit within its field of expertise. Weeks is also the lead partner in Birketts' disputes practice in addition to his role heading the insolvency team.

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South East: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Daden Hunt, Laurence Weeks and Paul Matthews jointly lead the contentious trusts and probate group at Birketts LLP, which experienced a recent surge of instructions involving adopted or illegitimate children and the application of the Human Rights Act. Trust corporates, charities and private clients are all regular clients of the practice, which is also capable of handling cross-jurisdictional mandates. Senior associate Marie Batchelor is highly recommended, having assisted with almost all of the firm's recent highlights.

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