Richard is Head of Burnetts’ Agribusiness and Property team.
“Very professional manner” - Legal 500 2017
"Very driven and good strategically." Chambers and Partners 2017
"Sets very high standards and is passionate about his work and his team." Chambers and Partners 2015
Richard Miller is Head of Property within Burnetts overseeing the Agribusiness, Commercial Property and Residential Conveyancing teams.
Richard read law at the University of Newcastle before joining Burnetts in 2005. He became the firm’s youngest ever salaried Partner in 2011 at the age of 26 and in 2014, he was established as an Equity Partner.
As Head of the Agribusiness team, Richard’s specialism focuses on matters relating to Burnetts’ agricultural clients. A former pupil of Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton, Richard is from a long established Cumbrian farming background. He is a member of the Agricultural Law Society, Cumbria Society and sits on the Council of the Cumberland Agricultural Society.
Richard advises farmers and agricultural-based entities on all matters relevant to their businesses including; the sale and purchase of agricultural/commercial property, tenancy issues, farm partnership/business structure matters, banking/finance, third party rights/wayleaves, land registration and basic payments scheme/Environmental Scheme work.
He is also the founding Partner of the firms leading Energy team advising landowners on a variety of renewable energy projects including wind/solar schemes, anaerobic digestion plants, hydro-electric installations and battery storage facilities.
Richard has extensive experience of advising lenders securing facilities in support of ongoing and expanding farming operations as well as diversification projects. He has also led the firm’s successful appointment to legal panels for leading banks within the agricultural and commercial sectors.