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Top Tier ranking for Burnetts’ education team

Top Tier ranking for Burnetts’ education team

Burnetts’ education team has been ranked as Top Tier by the Legal 500, a prestigious guide to UK lawyers and law firms.

In the latest edition, published in September 2015, the law firm is ranked top of an elite list of education specialists in the North region. Describing Burnetts’ team, the guide says:

Burnetts is ‘clear in its advice and very supportive in its approach’. The Riverside College has been a key client for over 10 years, and Joanne Stronach advised it on a restructure. Natalie Ruane is ‘extremely knowledgeable and approachable’. John Morris is an ‘exceptional employment lawyer and excellent on governance issues’.

Elsewhere in the 2015 guide, the firm’s strength is further recognised. Describing the employment law team, the guide says, "Education is a sector strength" and property lawyer Robbie Mather is "a name to note" for his work on an Academy development.

Natalie Ruane is Head of Schools and Academies at Burnetts. She said, "Our Top Tier ranking is recognition of the expertise the team has in education. For over twenty years, the firm has played an active role in HE and FE, but the last five years have been spent investing in our capability and capacity to support schools and academies. That there are so few firms recognised in the North region highlights that this specialist knowledge and experience is rare."

Law firms are included in the Legal 500 on merit alone.

For further information on the 2015 law firm rankings, visit: http://www.burnetts.co.uk/publications/news/new-record-for-legal-500

Top Tier Legal 500

Published: Thursday 24th September 2015
Categorised: Education

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