Richard is a Partner and Head of Burnetts’ Property team.
“Approachable and level-headed’ team head Richard Miller, who stands out for his ‘strong commercial focus and excellent client-handling skills’– Legal 500 2019
Richard Miller read Law at the University of Newcastle he graduated in 2005. He joined Burnetts in 2005, qualified as a solicitor in 2007, was promoted to Associate in 2008, became a salaried Partner in 2011 and in 2014, he became a part-owner of the firm as an Equity Partner. Since 2015, Richard has been Head of Property overseeing the development of the Agribusiness, Banking, Commercial Property and Residential Conveyancing teams.
A native Cumbrian, Richard is a former pupil at Nelson Thomlinson School. He is actively involved in a number of organisations within the region and beyond including Cumbria Society and the Cumberland Agricultural Society.
Richard’s role within the Property teams within Burnetts was recognised by Chambers in 2019:
"very personable" and "well known in the industry." – Chambers 2019
As well as Richard’s leadership roles within the firm, he advises farmers and agricultural-based businesses on issues such as the sale and purchase of agricultural/commercial property, tenancy issues, farm partnership matters, wayleave agreements, land registration and Basic Payment Scheme/Environmental Stewardship work. He was the founding partner of the firm’s Energy Team advising landowners on a variety of renewable energy schemes including wind/solar farm projects, anaerobic digestion plants and hydroelectric installations.
Richard has extensive experience in advising lending institutions as part of the firm’s appointment to national banking panels.