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Richard is the One to Watch

Richard is the One to Watch

Partner Richard was presented with the One to Watch Award at a stylish awards ceremony held at The Garden at Eden at Eden Golf Club on Thursday 4th September 2014. 

Aged just 30, Richard Miller is a part owner in Burnetts. The youngest of the firm’s 17 equity partners, Richard is a native Cumbrian, former pupil at Nelson Thomlinson School and read Law at the University of Newcastle. He returned to Cumbria and joined Burnetts in 2005 having being the first person to graduate through the firm’s work experience/recruitment scheme. Qualifying in August 2007, he was promoted to Associate and Head of Agriculture in January 2008,  became a salaried Partner in 2011 and was invited at the start of this year become one of the owners of the firm by becoming an Equity Partner. 

With a passion for the countryside, Richard is past Secretary and Chairman of Carlisle Young Farmers and is a member of the following organisations; the Agricultural Law Society, Penrith and the Borders Agribusiness Club, the Cumbria Society and Cumberland Agricultural Society (the council responsible for organising the annual Cumberland Show). 

Since 2010, Richard has been recognised annually by the prestigious legal guide Chambers and Partners as a ‘leader in his field’. He is described as a “real champion” with an "understanding of agriculture” and is especially praised for his "clarity and speed." In 2013, the department was also accredited with Band 1 status for Agriculture & Rural Affairs (the highest rated firm in Cumbria and the North West) by Chambers. 

In 2013, Richard’s leadership of the Agribusiness team was recognised by the department winning Acquisition International Magazine’s “Agribusiness Law Firm of the Year” award.

Outside of Burnetts, Richard manages his family property businesses based both in Cumbria and Yorkshire. Outside of work, he is a keen squash player and enjoys keeping fit. His passions include travelling, the Georgian home on the outskirts of Carlisle  (which he has been renovating for several years) and the hobby he has shared with his father since the age of 8; breeding and exhibiting pedigree budgerigars. Accolades to date including winning Best in Show at the World Championship Show in both 2006 and 2014. The hobby also means Richard travels around the world judging at events, including a recent trip to California at the end of last year.

Published: Friday 5th September 2014
Categorised: Practice News

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