PQE: 3 years +
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time (37.5 per week)
Department: Corporate
Location: Any Regional Office -Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich or Norwich.
The firm

Birketts is an ambitious full service, top 50 UK law firm, operating in East Anglia, London and the surrounding areas.  With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally.

Throughout our history our ethos has remained simple: we provide clear legal advice and value and insight to our clients.

We believe that through this approach and a combination of technical excellence and high quality service we can develop long-lasting partnerships and become our clients' solicitor of choice.

The department

Tier 1 Legal 500, our corporate finance specialists give first class legal advice, with a depth of resource and range of experience that allows us to successfully deliver a wide range of transactions - in value, complexity and commercial impact. We advise on all aspects of mergers, acquisitions and disposals, acting for sellers and buyers, management teams, and private equity and venture capital funds.  In 2020: 

Our team is experienced in dealing with international transactions as well as UK deals, including acquisitions of overseas businesses and disposals of UK companies to international buyers. Many of our lawyers started their careers in other major domestic or international law firms, or have worked in industry. 

The candidate

Ideally seeking an Associate / Senior Associate from 3 years PQE + gained within a well-regarded city, regional or national firm with a well-developed knowledge in all areas of corporate transacations. 

He/she would be expected to play an active role in marketing and practice development as well as providing a high level of service to existing clients.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful team in Ipswich, which enjoys an excellent reputation and can offer good career prospects.

Equal opportunities

We are committed to recruiting individuals on merits of suitability for each role, on the basis of qualifications and experience. All applications are treated fairly and equally regardless of sexual orientation, race, disability, religious beliefs and any other protected characteristic, ensuring that there are equal opportunities at all stages of the recruitment process.

Birketts is a flexible business which has embraced a hybrid working model where our colleagues enjoy a mix of home and office working. We welcome applications from people looking for flexible, agile and part time roles and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.


One of the best things about joining Birketts is our rewards package. At Birketts we’re appreciative of the people who work for us and our rewards package is reviewed regularly to reflect that. You can expect to receive:

  • 25 days holiday (FTE) plus Bank Holidays
  • Long Service holiday award – 1 extra week every 10 years continuous service
  • Agile Working Policy
  • Scottish Widows Pension Scheme 
  • Staff Profit Share / Salary sacrifice (Pensions, Staff Profit Share)
  • Paid ESG day (Environmental, Social and Governance)
  • Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Subsidised gym membership (Gym Flex)
  • Electric vehicle scheme
  • Private Healthcare - BUPA (after 6 month's probation)
  • Life Assurance   - 4 x salary / Permanent Health Insurance
  • Dress for your Day Policy.

For further details about this exciting role, please email