Burnetts’ Lawyers Lead Latest Rankings
Burnetts has retained its position as Cumbria’s leading commercial firm in the latest national guide to the legal sector.
In the 2017 edition of Chambers & Partners UK: A Client’s Guide, Burnetts’ corporate team is recommended in the North West region and is recognised as the top ranked team in Cumbria with a “thriving M&A practice”. The prestigious annual guide quotes clients as saying, “I am glad to have had Burnetts on my side” and “it is very refreshing to find a firm of solicitors that you don’t need to chase up”. Partners John Noctor and Vaughan Jones are both recognised by Chambers as being “Leaders in their Field”. This latest accolade follows the team winning the title of Best Professional Services Team at the Carlisle Living Awards.
In the Real Estate section, Associate Robbie Mather was recognised for the first time. The Commercial Property and Planning specialist is the only Cumbrian property lawyer to be recommended in the North West region. Clients praised Robbie for his pro-active approach and excellent communication.
The firm’s Agribusiness team held on to its Band 1 ranking in Agriculture and Rural Affairs. One client is quoted as saying, “they really know their stuff.” The team, led by partner Richard Miller (himself top ranked), is described as “very driven and good strategically”.
Burnetts’ Managing Partner Nick Gutteridge was recognised as an “Eminent Practitioner” for his work with brain-injured clients. The only lawyer in Cumbria, from any discipline, to be recognised in this way, Nick said, “We are absolutely focussed on growth and we now have more lawyers than ever. Maintaining quality is essential and these rankings are further evidence that if you want the County’s top experts and exceptional service, you need to come to Burnetts.”
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 here.
In September, 16 lawyers across 10 areas of specialism were recognised by another national guide, The Legal 500, making Burnetts the most recommended firm in Cumbria.All News