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Switched-on lawyers launch Energy team

A Cumbrian law firm is launching the County’s first Energy Law team this month.

A Cumbrian law firm is launching the County’s first Energy Law team this month.

Burnetts, which has offices in Carlisle and in West Cumbria, has gathered together switched-on legal experts from its agriculture, planning, construction, commercial property and corporate law departments.

The new team will support land owners who are planning to install energy generating technology on their land or property and will be launched at a summer drinks reception during the Cumberland Show at Carlisle Racecourse on 16th July 2011.

The Energy line-up includes Head of Agriculture Richard Miller, Head of Construction Jonathan Marshall, Head of Planning Doug Claxton, Commercial Property Partner Tony Lake and Corporate Associate Sam Lyon. (Pictured Richard, Jonathan, Tony & Sam)

Burnetts Energy Law team

Richard, who recently became a Partner, said, “Reducing CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions has been an aim of the world’s governments for over a decade. This global focus on tackling climate change along with depleting levels of our core energy reserves has given rise to a new generation of environmentally friendly and renewable energy solutions. These developments need land so there are huge opportunities for local land owners. With our experience of solar, wind, hydro and anaerobic digestion installations our new, dedicated energy team can give clients the specialist advice they need.”

For further information on Burnetts’ Energy Law team, contact Richard Miller or Sam Lyon on 01228 552222 or visit  the energy team pages.

12th July 2011

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Note to Editor:


From its bases in Cumbria and Newcastle, Burnetts advises clients throughout the UK.  The firm has 21 partners and a total staff of over 120.  Significant areas of expertise include the energy, education, property and agriculture sectors. In the latest edition of the Legal 500, Burnetts is the most recommended firm in Cumbria, receiving accolades for its advice in 11 different fields of law including agriculture and estates, corporate, commercial property, planning, and construction.

Published: Tuesday 12th July 2011
Categorised: Agribusiness, Corporate Law, Renewable Energy, West Cumbria

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