Development specialist for a developing team
An experienced development lawyer has returned to Cumbria to join Burnetts’ rapidly expanding commercial property team as a Senior Associate.
Kathryn Dean, who went to school in Cockermouth and returned to Cumbria last year, plans to build on her specialist legal experience in the commercial and residential development sector as well as more general property work.
“I thoroughly enjoy the legal elements of property,” says Kathryn, “and I’ve been involved in all aspects of several big development projects, from the acquisition of land for building, through to site set up and the sale of completed units. There’s a lot of development going on in Cumbria and across the Northwest so I’m looking forward to helping Burnetts’ clients to find their way through the legal side of things as efficiently and effectively as possible. The prospect of working alongside Burnetts’ Planning Team is also exciting as it means we can offer a ‘one stop shop’ for property developers.”
Kathryn has previously worked with legal firms Atherton Godfrey, Coen Cramer and Lupton Fawcett in Yorkshire. Her clients have included the Diocese of York, two breweries, housing associations and major house builders.
Head of Property at Burnetts, Richard Miller said, “Kathryn brings a breadth of commercial property experience that is already proving invaluable to our clients. She joins us at a time when our commercial property team has increased in size to the largest in the region and Kathryn will play an important part in our continued expansion. In particular, her specialism in development work will allow us not only to provide our existing developer clients with the level of expertise they expect, but also to attract new clients who may be looking for more specialist advice.”
Kathryn will be based at the Penrith office of Burnetts as part of the 18 strong team in the Agribusiness and Commercial Property department that is spread across the practice’s four offices. A former student at Cockermouth School, Kathryn is originally from Penrith and has returned to live in the Eden Valley. She is a school governor and a keen gardener in her spare time.All News