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Rupert Burchett



I’m an associate in the Agricultural and Landed Estates teams and advise farmers and landowners on a broad range of matters involving agricultural land.

When did you start at Lodders? Any interesting past employers?

I trained and qualified at Clifford Chance before moving out of London to train as an agricultural lawyer. As much as I enjoyed it, I had always wanted to join the Army and so in 2015, I was commissioned as a Captain into the Army Legal Services. I served for six years, in a variety of roles both at home and abroad, before leaving as a Major to join Lodders in 2021. I am still in the Reserves, and so will be undertaking Reserve service from time to time throughout the year.

Have you always worked in the legal sector? If not, what did you do before?

Before qualifying as a lawyer, I worked as an editor for a start-up music publishing company. Since qualifying, I have spent most of my spare time outside enjoying everything the countryside has to offer, from walking the dog to country sports.

Are you a member of any societies, committees or organisations either at work or externally?

I am a member of the Adjutant General’s Corp Regimental Association and the Army Legal Services Association.

Are you involved with, or a trustee, of any charities?

I am a trustee of the National Youth Wind Orchestra and the Malcolm Arnold Festival.

Any interesting qualifications?

I have a performance diploma in the Clarinet from Trinity College of music although sadly I rarely get the chance to play anymore; there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day!



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