"All work and advice was clear and appropriately described" - Legal 500, 2020
Partner Richard is Head of Property overseeing Agribusiness, Banking, Commercial Property and Residential Conveyancing teams.
In his role within the Agribusiness team, Richard advises farmers, estate owners and agri-related businesses. Having expanded his specialist team from being the sole solicitor to now seven people, this market-leading department covers a wide range of work from farm sales and purchases to farming partnership agreements.
Richard has extensive experience of advising banks in respect of commercial lending facilities. He has led the firm's successful appointment to national legal panels for a range of lenders, most notably Lloyds Bank PLC. He is responsible for maintaining pro-active working relationships with managers and directors within these institutions to deliver a tailored service meeting their requirements.
The Commercial Property and Residential Conveyancing teams utilise Richard's strategic skills as they continue to rapidly expand their market share and strive to enhance the service Burnetts delivers.
Having studied law at the University of Newcastle, Richard officially joined Burnetts in 2005 following his participation in the firm's work experience scheme/training programme since 2000. He became the firm's youngest ever Salaried Partner in 2011 at the age of 26 and became an Equity Partner in 2014.
Richard is married and involved with a number of successful family businesses outside of the firm. In his spare time, Richard breeds and exhibits pedigree budgerigars with his father, achieving world champion status three times. He delivers lectures and attends judging engagements all over the world travelling as far as the USA and Kuwait.
"A consummate professional with a pragmatic and sensible approach." "He is approachable and always ensures you are happy with how matters will be progressed." - Chambers 2020