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Welcome

Burnetts Solicitors is one of the largest law firms in Northern England with offices in Carlisle, Penrith, West Cumbria and Newcastle, but our growth is not just down to our nationally recognised legal expertise.

Our real strength is in our approachable and accessible lawyers who are genuinely committed to looking after your interests, be they professional or personal. What’s more, our twin centres in Carlisle and Newcastle guarantee expert advice, tempered by good measures of Cumbrian nous and Geordie humour.

Whether you’re setting up a company, breaking up from a relationship, dismissing an employee or buying a new home, our solicitors will be beside you until the job is done because for us, it’s not just business, it’s personal.

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To talk to someone, please visit our contact page or call us on 01228 552222.

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Business

Burnetts Solicitors in Carlisle, PenrithWest Cumbria & Newcastle offers legal advice for businesses, as well as individuals.

For businesses and the public sector, our grounded and accessible lawyers offer advice on: debt recovery, commercial property, corporate & company law, dispute resolution, construction and engineering, employment law, planning advice and licensing.

The business team’s experience covers the private, public and voluntary sectors with particular specialisms in industries such as education, IT, professional services, transport, hospitality and tourism, charities, manufacturing, construction, energy and agriculture.

Whether you’re setting up a company, breaking up from a relationship, dismissing an employee or buying a new home, our solicitors will be beside you until the job is done because for us, it’s not just business, it’s personal.

Personal

Burnetts Solicitors in Carlisle, PenrithWest Cumbria  & Newcastle offers legal advice for individuals (private clients) as well as businesses.

Services for private clients include legal advice on: family matters like relationships and children; inheritance planning with will writing and trust creation; buying and selling houses through our Conveyancing department and dispute resolution.

Burnetts also has a team of medical lawyers, advising nationwide on cases of clinical negligence and a Personal Injury department with a particular expertise in compensation claims for catastrophic head injuries.

Burnetts' in-house financial advisor helps clients with their financial planning.

Whether you’re setting up a company, breaking up from a relationship, dismissing an employee or buying a new home, our committed and expert solicitors will be beside you until the job is done because for us, it’s not just business, it’s personal.

Specialist legal services

Burnetts Solicitors has developed an unrivalled specialism in legal services for the public sector In Cumbria. Our clients include local authorities, residential social landlords such as Riverside and education establishments beyond the County boundaries such as UCLan and Blackburn College. In the Legal 500, the annual guide to UK law firms, Burnetts is the only law firm in Cumbria to be recommended for its expertise in the public sector. The firm is nationally recognised in Chambers & Partners for its education law advice.

Our solicitors have a special understanding of this sector where attention to detail, reliability of service and, of course, consistently high quality of advice are critical. 

As well as our expertise in the public sector, Burnetts' solicitors also have niche specialisms in the tourism and charities sectors.

News

New Leadership for Enduring Partnership

Burnetts has elected a new Management Team to lead it into the future. The 120 year old Cumbrian partnership has chosen three new faces for their Management Team including a new Managing Partner with special responsibility for strategy.

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Events

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Family Problems Surgery - Cockermouth

Burnetts’ Cockermouth Office

To promote our new office in West Cumbria, Burnetts Solicitors is providing a free monthly Saturday morning clinic. Each clinic will be hosted…

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Online Tools

Burnetts have created a resource of online tools, including a redundancy pay calculator and a new legal insurance premium calculator.

Get an instant quotation for legal insurance should an employee bring a tribunal claim against you.

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Spotlight on Mandatory Conciliation with Hazel Phillips

Hazel Phillips

From 6th April 2014 anyone thinking about making an Employment Tribunal claim has to contact Acas first.  Although Pre Claim Conciliation has existed for some time, it will now be obligatory for the parties to have considered (and attempted) conciliation before a claim can proceed. Here, employment law solicitor Hazel Phillips explains how the process of mandatory pre claim conciliation works. 

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Discounted Legal Documents

Discounted Legal Documents

Discounted legal documents are now available online via our new Market-Place. These solicitor-drafted documents are a fraction of their usual cost. Documents available include employment contracts, employment-related procedures and policies (e.g. disciplinary procedure) and website compliance documents.