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Guy read law at the University of Leeds graduating with an LLB (Hons) Degree in 1991. He joined Foster Baxter Cooksey Solicitors as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in the Commercial Litigation Department in 1995. From 1998 to 2000 Guy worked on secondment at a major bank supervising and overseeing its in-house legal team. Following Guy's return to the Firm he was made Partner in 2000.
Guy is the Lead Partner within the Firm's Commercial Litigation Department and deals with a full and varied caseload involving general commercial litigation, Companies Act litigation and shareholder/partnership disputes, intellectual property litigation, insolvency related litigation and construction and building dispute work. Guy acts for a variety of clients from individuals and small owner managed businesses through to FTSE 200 listed companies.
Did you know? in addition to being a keen music fan and gig-goer Guy also plays the drums.
WHAT OTHERS SAY
"Department leader Guy Birkett ‘is ‘very experienced, technically strong and commercial in approach’.
Leading individual - Commercial Litigation
"Guy Birkett identifies issues quickly and delivers advice that is technical yet extremely practical using his years of experience and commercial awareness.""
Legal 500 Directory 2017 / Chambers UK Directory 2018
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