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Diane Barnes

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Senior Associate Diane specialises in agricultural land and property sales.

"Efficient, speedy and tenacious", "absolutely thorough in her investigations" and "has excellent interpersonal skills." Legal 500 2016

Senior Associate Diane Barnes joined Burnetts in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in September 2009.

From a Cumbrian farming family, Diane has been a full-time, permanent member of the agriculture law team since qualification. She specialises in agricultural land, tenancies and property sales and  has a particular interest in mines and minerals issues.  Diane is dual-qualified in Scottish and English law so is particularly well-placed to advise landowners with cross-border issues

"very reliable" , "exceptional knowledge and efficiency" Chambers & Partners 2016

In 2015, Diane was recognised by Chambers and Partners as an “Associate to Watch”. The prestigious guide to the legal profession describes Diane as "very reliable" and says that clients value her "exceptional knowledge and efficiency."

"technical knowledge is very good and she provides a lot of good technical support to the team." Chambers & Partners 2017

Diane read Law at Durham University before completing her LPC at Northumbria University where she was a prize-winning student. She enjoys fell walking and cooking in her spare time.