Key role for law firm Birketts in sale of Snape Maltings

Alesha and Jonathan Gooderham at Snape Maltings.

Alesha and Jonathan Gooderham at Snape Maltings. - Credit: Archant

The corporate team at regional law firm Birketts has been congratulated on its role in the acquisition of the Snape Maltings complex by the Aldeburgh Music Endowment Fund.

The transaction, the value of which has not been disclosed, represented a successful exit for the Gooderham family which had owned the site since 1965, overseeing the transformation of its Victorian buildings from abandonment to a thriving mix of music, retail, hospitality and residential use.

Birketts acted for the family in the sale, with the team being led by Nick Burt, senior associate within the firm’s corporate department. Assistance was also provided, in areas including corporate, property and employment, by Adam Murphy, Deborah Marshall, Natalie Biggs, Charlotte Wormstone, Nick Pickersgill and Katie Harris-Wright.

Johnny Gooderham, son of George Gooderham, who originally purchased the site, said: “Birketts has provided legal advice to my family for many years. Throughout that time we have received exceptional levels of service and advice across a range of services.”

Nick Burt added: “This was a complex and high value transaction, with a challenging timetable. It required resource from a number of teams across the firm to complete the sale to a natural successor custodian of the site.