Burges Salmon expands and agriculture team get their boots dirty at Cereals 2011

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27 June 2011

The Burges Salmon food, farming and land team returned to grass roots at Cereals 2011 where the industry gathered to debate current issues, including the impact of drought on grain yields and prices, and the future of renewable crops.

A 14-strong team from Burges Salmon, led by partners William Neville, Charles Wyld, Alastair Morrison and Patrick Cook joined clients Velcourt and Openfield for practical training at the event.

“It is good to see that lawyers understand the challenges and opportunities which face growers and want to develop a thorough understanding of the issues facing their clients,” said James Townshend, chief executive of Velcourt.

The market-leading team will be further strengthened by the arrival of Kevin Kennedy, a recognised specialist in agricultural litigation, who joins as a partner. Kevin trained at Burges Salmon before going on to build a reputation as an agricultural and property litigator.

“I am delighted that Kevin is returning to Burges Salmon. His specialism in agricultural litigation will strengthen our food, farming and land group which is recognised as a market leading team", said William Neville.

Kevin joins the firm from Clarke Willmott, where he has been a partner since 2005.

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