The Penrith team represents four of 24 lawyers from Burnetts who have been ranked in the prestigious legal sector directory - the firm has more lawyer recommendations than any other Cumbria-based firm.
Managing Partner Nick Gutteridge, who lives near Appleby, was recommended for his work in the Court of Protection while Partner Natalie Ruane was recognised as being “very knowledgeable” in her specialist fields of employment law and education. Natalie lives in Penrith.
“Outstanding” Partner Amy Fallows was praised for her “professional approach” and “straight-forward and pragmatic advice”. Chartered Legal Executive, and former Ullswater Community College student, Rob Winder was highlighted as being “experienced in property litigation work”.
Alongside lawyers’ individual rankings, firms are also ranked for team specialisms: four of the firm’s teams warrant the highest, Top Tier ranking: Corporate and Commercial; Commercial Litigation; Commercial Property and Education.
Burnetts maintains its long-held position as the only firm in Cumbria to be recommended for its specialisms in Education and Clinical Negligence, with the Penrith-based Education team being described as “very knowledgeable, responsive and professional” and providing an “excellent service”.
Burnetts is also recognised for its expertise in advising on family, employment, agribusiness and trusts and probate issues.
Nick Gutteridge, Burnetts’ Managing Partner said, “That Burnetts provides in-depth legal knowledge and a wide breadth of expertise is a given for most clients. What is important to them, whether they are leading a school, involved in a property dispute or going through a divorce, is that the service they receive from us is outstanding. Clients rightly demand accessibility and responsiveness and a lawyer that will go the extra mile for them. We’re extremely grateful to the clients who took part in the Legal 500 research and shared their positive experiences of Burnetts.”
Law firms are included in the Legal 500 on merit alone. The rankings are the culmination of many months of research and interviews with law firms and, most importantly, their clients.
For further information on the Legal 500 rankings, visit www.burnetts.co.uk/legal500.