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Nick Gutteridge

Grounded and expert legal advice to individuals, businesses and the public sector.

  • Business

    Grounded and committed lawyers for your business.

    Advice from nationally recognised solicitors on: commercial property, construction and procurement, planning law, employment and HR, dispute resolution, landlord and tenant, debt recovery and company commercial issues. Burnetts has particular specialisms in education, charity, tourism, banking and property sectors.

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  • Personal

    Accessible and expert advice for individuals.

    Our accredited teams of lawyers provide advice on: family law issues like relationships and children; will writing and trust creation; buying and selling houses and dispute resolution.

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  • Dispute Resolution

    "A team of excellent lawyers" - Legal 500

    Burnetts' team of specialist dispute resolutions solicitors advise on a range of commercial and private disputes, including contract matters, shareholder/director issues, professional negligence, inheritance act claims, partnership disputes and education matters.

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  • Medical Negligence & Serious Injury

    "Real commitment to clients" - Legal 500

    Burnetts' team of specialist solicitors advise on cases of clinical negligence and serious injury, with a particular expertise in compensation claims for catastrophic head injuries.

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  • Agribusiness

    "Burnetts' specialist Agribusiness team provides specific farming knowledge and farming backgrounds" - Legal 500, 2020

    Burnetts' specialist Agribusiness team represent a range of businesses from farmers to estate owners, tenant farmers and smallholders. We pride ourselves in cutting through the jargon and delivering a comprehensive, fast and agile service in order to achieve our clients' objectives.

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  • Family

    "There is a sense of teamwork, quiet productivity and the absolute value of every person" - Legal 500, 2020

    For advice on all aspects divorce and separation and the financial questions for married and unmarried couples, as well as advice about children’s cases, Burnetts has a team of experienced lawyers available to help you.

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  • Commercial Property

    "One of the leading teams in Cumbria; a progressive go-ahead approach" - Legal 500, 2020

    Burnetts Commercial Property team are experts in all aspects of commercial property transactions. We are particularly recognised for our expertise in portfolio management, the leisure and tourism sector, landlord and tenant work, commercial and residential development projects and SIPP/SASS property transactions.

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  • Banking and Property Finance

    "Truly a trusted partner"

    Burnetts' team of specialist lawyers advise lenders and their customers on a wide range of facility agreements and different security packages including charges against commercial and residential properties and development sites.

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Grounded and expert legal advice to individuals, businesses and the public sector.

Meet the team

Get To Know Burnetts

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Our Locations

Carlisle (Head Office)

Victoria House
Wavell Drive

Tel: 01228 552222
Fax: 01228 522399


3a Lakeland Business Park
Lamplugh Road
CA13 0QT

Tel: 01900 510366
Fax: 01900 823701


Unit 6
Hobson Court
Gillan Way
CA11 9GQ

Tel: 01768 800855
Fax: 01768 895666


Milburn House
Dean Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Tel: 0191 300 1833
Fax: 0191 285 2058

Client Testimonials

  • I was a client of Melissa McManus and I have nothing but praise for her structured approach and dedication to the job... brilliant solicitor, excellent company, would highly recommend. To anyone looking for a good solicitor - I've used them for Commercial, Employment & Property and you can't go wrong with Burnetts.

    Client of Melissa McManus Corporate

  • I will never be able to thank you enough for your hard work on the case. You have given me hope for the first time in a very, very long time and I am eternally grateful.

    Client of Simon Mortimer Family

  • Thank you for all your work and your calm measured approach to dealing with us. Your support has been much appreciated.

    Client of Kathryn Hill Residential Conveyancing

  • Thank you for all your help and expertise and for getting my husbands claim settled. I thank you so much you have been wonderful and so have all the lovely ladies in the office.

    Client of Spencer Knaggs Medical Negligence

  • You have helped me now on 5 occasions. I want you to know that I am very satisfied with the service that you have provided EVERY time.

    Rachael has a wonderful manner with clients and communicates clearly.

    She has a depth of knowledge and frequently deals with very difficult cases - always with the back up of her excellent team.

    Client of Rachael Stephenson Wills, Trusts and Probate

  • We would like to thank you for all your help with the purchase of land. We appreciate all your hard work that you have done to make it happen.

    Client of Richard Miller Agribusiness

  • Thank you so much for all the professional help and emotional support you have given during this very stressful time and especially today going the extra mile. You can't imagine how much it has been appreciated by all the family - many thanks.

    Client of Melanie Milne Employment and HR

  • I have never dealt with a Solicitor who has been so committed to a contract. Your dedication to the sale was over and above. You have been supportive and knowledgeable throughout. Thank you for your expertise.

    Client of Sue Scott Commercial Property

  • Thank you for turning this transaction round so quickly, start to finish in four weeks! Minimal need for any intervention on my part and as always you are all a joy to work with.

    Real Estate Relationship Manager Banking and Property Finance


Vision, Mission & Values

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Our Core Values

We live and breathe our core values every day at Burnetts. What does this mean for you? Better connected advisers, working efficiently and collaboratively across all departments, in all sectors and in all of our locations.