Burnetts’ Lawyers Are Top Ten
Ten lawyers from Burnetts have been recognised as Leaders in their Field by a prestigious guide to the legal sector.
In the 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners UK: A Client’s Guide, solicitors from six teams are ranked including specialists in corporate law, commercial property, agriculture, medical negligence, family and serious injury.
Senior Associate Robbie Mather is recognised for the first time in Chambers’ North West “Real Estate” category as an “Associate to Watch”. The only property lawyer in Cumbria to be recognised by Chambers. Robbie (32) is from Carlisle and joined Burnetts in 2008 as a trainee solicitor, qualifying in 2010. A Law and Accountancy graduate, Robbie works exclusively in the firm’s Commercial Property & Planning team. He has advised some of Cumbria’s biggest businesses and house-builders, playing a key role in multi-million pound land deals including estate development and related disposals.
Speaking about the accolade Robbie said, “Recognition by Chambers is a testament to the high quality work we do within the Commercial Property and Planning team. I made the decision early on in my career to stay in Cumbria and being with Burnetts has given me opportunities I wouldn’t have had in a massive City firm, allowing me to progress more quickly both technically and in my career. I’ve been fortunate to be able to work closely with big commercial clients on high profile projects. On a personal level, it is very rewarding to be recognised for the hard work and commitment to my clients, but it’s also great for the team to have regionally ranked lawyers.”
Following the acquisition of new, city centre premises in the North East, the firm made its debut in the rankings for the Newcastle region. Burnetts’ clinical negligence team is ranked alongside other major players in the City.
Burnetts Managing Partner Nick Gutteridge was recognised as an “Eminent Practitioner” for his work with brain-injured clients. He said, “It’s fantastic to see our home-grown talent being recognised by major guides like Chambers. Diane Barnes, Sue Chappell and Robbie Mather all came to Burnetts as trainee solicitors, with Diane and Robbie previously spending time with us as work experience students. I hope they can be an inspiration to aspiring lawyers and a demonstration that there are excellent career opportunities here in Cumbria.”
Chambers and Partners produces an annual guide to the UK legal sector which ranks both lawyers and law firms based on the research of 150 full-time editors and researchers. Further information on Chambers and full details of rankings can be found on their website here.All News