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Cumbria law firm tops legal leagues

A Carlisle law firm is top of the County rankings in the latest issue of a prestigious legal guide.

A Carlisle law firm is top of the County rankings in the latest issue of a prestigious legal guide.

In the 2011 of the Legal 500, Burnetts has been recognised for its expertise in a record 12 areas of law. In rankings which include national firms from across Northern England, the firm is rated as top tier in the categories of Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial and Commercial Litigation.  The firm has also moved up in the Employment and Family law tables.

For the first time, Burnetts is ranked for its capability to advise clients who have been the victims of negligence at the hands of other professionals. Burnetts is the only practice in Cumbria ranked in the fields of Professional Negligence, Planning, Construction and Education. 

As well as ranking teams overall, the Legal 500 also recommends individuals, based partly on feedback from their clients. Head of Business Services, John Noctor was recognised as “an expert who can very quickly assess a situation and provide clear advice on very complex transactions”. The employment team was declared “a credit to the legal profession” with employment partner Kuba Strycharczyk described as “industrious and personable”.

Within private client services, the firm’s medical law team was described as “excellent” with “a real commitment to clients”.  The firm’s expertise in advising clients on catastrophic personal injury and agriculture was also mentioned.

Managing Partner Tom Leach said, “I am extremely pleased to see our professional negligence practice being recognised as Patricia Hall has worked extremely hard to build up her expertise and standing in this field. The legal market is very crowded so to be recognised for so many areas in a competitive region, which includes Newcastle, is very rewarding.  We are now in the process of developing new practice areas in energy law and health and safety so our challenge for the year ahead is to maintain our leading position, but develop a reputation in new areas too.”

Law firms are recommended by the Legal 500 on merit alone.

Full details of rankings and recommendations can be found at http://www.legal500.com/firms/519-burnetts/2007-carlisle.

Burnetts has offices in Carlisle, Newcastle and West Cumbria

23rd September 2011


For further media information, contact Angela Huck on 01228 552222 / 07525 128762 or by email at ash@burnetts.co.uk.

Published: Friday 23rd September 2011
Categorised: Agribusiness, Corporate Law, Commercial Property, Construction, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Education, Employment, Medical Negligence, Planning, Serious Injury

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