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Law firm opens new office to cope with rise in business

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Members of staff from Burnetts outside their two offices in Cockermouth. Lynne Hall, Sue Messenger and Tracy Stainton.
Members of staff from Burnetts outside their two offices in Cockermouth. Lynne Hall, Sue Messenger and Tracy Stainton.
Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:54PM

LAW firm Burnetts has doubled the size of its office space in west Cumbria because of quadrupling demand for its services.

The firm moved to its existing office in Cockermouth’s Lakeland Business Park in September 2013 with the original plan of making the full-time home for its head of west Cumbria, Tracy Stainton, and medical negligence solicitor Lynne Hall with others travelling from other parts of the county as needed.

Demand meant the offices were at full capacity and the firm has now secured the office opposite its existing site.

Mrs Stainton said:“The move to Cockermouth in 2013 has been a huge success - the only factor inhibiting greater growth has been space.

"Luckily we have very good neighbours who have kindly shared their meeting rooms and office space, but we really needed permanent homes for new lawyers to join the West Cumbria team full-time.”

The latest expansion has allowed Burnetts to recruit with four new lawyers joining the firm.

The new offices have also given specialist lawyers from the commercial property a permanent home in west Cumbria. One, Sue Scott, is now based in Cockermouth. To promote its expertise, Burnetts is running a programme of free legal Saturday surgeries, the next of which is on April 29 with a focus on wills, probate and trusts.

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