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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 and appointed Senior Partner in 2018.
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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