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Free legal surgery for farmers

Free legal surgery for farmers

Burnetts' top ranking agriculture team is hosting a free legal surgery in Penrith for farmers.

The surgery, which will be hosted by specialist agricultural lawyers, will take place at Burnetts’ Penrith office on Cornmarket from 5pm – 8pm on Thursday 26th November.

The surgery will give farmers and their families the opportunity to access free and confidential, face to face advice with solicitors from a nationally recognised team.

In its latest league tables, published last week, Chambers and Partners, a prestigious guide to the legal profession ranked Burnetts as Band One in Cumbria for its expertise in Agriculture & Rural Affairs. Chambers said of the agricultural law team, "forward-thinking, driven and never drag their feet. There is strength and depth of expertise within the firm to cover most areas of rural law."

Diane Barnes is one of the solicitors available for a free thirty minute appointment. She was recognised by Chambers as an Associate to Watch and rated for her "exceptional knowledge and efficiency."

From a Cumbrian farming family herself, Diane will be able to advise on the full range of legal farming issues including buying and selling farms; farm partnership matters; renewable projects; succession planning and mines and minerals.

Diane said, "This is an excellent opportunity for farmers to be able to access free and confidential advice. Many farmers are reluctant to involve solicitors in family issues, but hopefully this informal, but private surgery will help to break down the barriers to taking legal advice early and help farming families to address difficult issues such as succession or land ownership."

Thirty minute appointments can be booked by calling Suzanne Thompson on 01768 800855, emailing events@burnetts.co.uk or completing the booking form at www.burnetts.co.uk/events. Although pre-booking is not essential, it is recommended. Free parking is available adjacent to the office.

Further information on Burnetts’ Chamber rankings can be found at: Chambers & Partners

Published: Thursday 5th November 2015
Categorised: Agribusiness, Penrith

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