Top Rankings for Burnetts’ Big-Hitters

October 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Burnetts is Cumbria’s highest ranking solicitors’ practice in the latest edition of The Legal 500, the annual guide to UK law firms and one of only two firms in the county to make the prestigious list.

The Carlisle solicitors now holds 15th place in the north (including Newcastle) and is the only firm in Cumbria to be recommended for its clinical negligence expertise, its work for the public sector clients and its experience in the construction industry.

As well as ranking firms according to the number of legal advisers, The Legal 500 also includes thoroughly researched commendations of firms and individuals.

Managing Partner Tom Leach said, “The Legal 500 is well used in the corporate and legal worlds to identify robust firms and individual specialists and it’s always good to be at the top of that kind of list. Our continued growth has seen us again inch up in the overall rankings. However, what’s most important to us is to see some of our specialisms acknowledged. We have some impressive big-hitters here at Burnetts and it’s right that they are singled out for recognition.”

Senior Partner and employment law expert John Morris was described as “highly experienced” while Head of Corporate Law John Noctor was recommended for his “strong reputation”. Commercial property specialist John Priddle was mentioned too as were Burnetts’ Head of Medical Law Vicki Jagger, Head of Personal Injury Richard Bain and corporate Partner Vaughan Jones. Burnetts also received praise for its “longstanding commitment to agriculture”.

Cartmell Shepherd also made the top 500.

The 2007 edition of The Legal 500 was released at the end of September 2007. Full details of rankings and recommendations can be found at

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