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Expansion for Agricultural Legal Team

Burnetts has recruited a new solicitor to help manage the growth in its agricultural practice. Whitehaven-born Joanne McKenzie will work full-time as an additional solicitor in the team.

A Cumbrian law firm has recruited a new solicitor to help manage the growth in its agricultural practice.

Burnetts, which has offices in Carlisle, Penrith and West Cumbria has recruited Whitehaven-born Joanne McKenzie to work full-time as an additional solicitor in its agricultural team. The firm’s agricultural department has tripled in size over the last five years.

Joanne, who has been qualified since 2008, has worked exclusively in agricultural law for more than four years and comes to Burnetts from Cartmell Shepherd. She will continue to work with farmers, land owners and estate owners at Burnetts, advising on issues such as buying and selling farms, landlord and tenant issues and farm partnerships.

Joanne, a former pupil at Stainburn School, lives in Carlisle. She said, “I’m from Cumbria and I enjoy working with people who are Cumbrian like me. The most interesting part of my work is the people I meet. I don’t think I’m a typical solicitor, but I hope clients will like my down to earth and local perspective.”

Burnetts Agri-Lawyers
From l-r: Richard Miller, Joanne McKenzie and Diane Barnes

Head of Agricultural Law, Richard Miller said, “Burnetts’ dedicated agricultural team has achieved sustained growth in all aspects of agri-business work. With this rate of expansion, we have needed an additional lawyer for some time now but we were anxious to appoint the right candidate who shares our core values. I know that Joanne’s experience, expertise and commercial approach to her work will be valued by our clients and she is a great asset to the team and this firm as a whole.”

Joanne can be contacted on 01228 552222 or by email at jmc@burnetts.co.uk. She will be based in the Burnetts’ Rosehill Office, adjacent to H&H’s Borderway Mart.

Published: Thursday 14th February 2013
Categorised: Agribusiness

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