"Joanne McKenzie has done quite a bit of work for us and has advised us well. Answered our queries promptly and always returned our phone calls within the same day. Would recommend her to our farming friends." - Legal 500, 2022
Joanne is a Partner and Heads up the Agribusiness team.
Joanne is an experienced agricultural solicitor who advises a wide range of clients in all areas of agribusiness including; land ownership, buying and selling farms, re-financing, landlord and tenant issues and farm partnerships. In 2022 she was recognised as a leading individual by The Legal 500 guide.
Originally from West Cumbria, she began her legal career by graduating from Newcastle University in 2006 and York's College of Law in 2007.
She subsequently completed her training contract with Cumbrian firm Cartmell Shepherd and qualified as an agricultural solicitor in 2008 before joining Burnetts in 2013. She became a Partner in 2019.
Outside of work, Joanne enjoys spending time with her family, music gigs and festivals, dog walking and the gym.
"Joanne looks after you as her client. She knows her job inside out and spares you all the legal jargon." - Chambers, 2022