News Company and commercial Law firms Burges Salmon emphasises agriculture strength after Wilsons faux pas By Margaret Taylor 5 April 2011 17:29 17 December 2015 15:08 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Petroboy 6 April 2011 at 10:38 Ah, an everyday tale of ordinary farming folk. If I was interested in this sort of twoddle I would listen to the Archers. Reply Link Farmergirl 6 April 2011 at 11:13 This is inappropriate and offensive Petroboy. Pat’s going through a lot at the moment what with Kenton and Jolene and I just know that Lilian’s going to upset everyone over the parish council nominations. Tcha! Reply Link Anonymous 6 April 2011 at 11:37 It’s a bit rich of Burges Salmon to be claiming still to have a serious interest in agriculture; what they certainly are keen on is agribusiness (i.e. massive farming co-operatives and food/drink retailers), which is a very different beast – not least because it’s all about commercial contracts rather than agricultural law! If you’re a farmer with a problem – and there are many – BS simply aren’t interested any more. If they were, they wouldn’t have offloaded practically every genuine agriculture lawyer they had in the last five years. Peter Williams is a good bloke, if odd – he certainly cares about his clients, rather than seeing them exclusively as cash cows (if you’ll excuse the pun…). Reply Link Anonymous 6 April 2011 at 12:49 Surely it is a conflict of interest for them to be involved in this type of agriculture when they have a clear interest in the cows, pigs, sheep etc main competitor, namely fish and obviously more specifically, the Salmon. Salmon (and things like tuna) are much better to eat I recon so I would argue that they should continue to focus in this area. Also, when producing fish, you don’t need a commodity like potash as a capital expenditure in respect of the farm animals profitability – all you need is water and you can get that out of a tap or from the sky. Also, I think cows should be banned because I heard they are bad for the environment – worse than owning a car apparently. Pigs are offensive to certain religions so it is not a good idea to focus in that area. The market in chicken has already been cornered by KFC so there is no point looking at that area, especially since I guess KFC would instruct a US firm because they are American. But fish, whoever got offended by a fish? Exactly, no one. The only controversial thing that Burges Salmon need to worry about with the fish is the one I had the other day – namely a dolphin burger – but in all fairness, I don’t know what the fuss is about – I loved it – it tasted better than a panda pie anyway. Reply Link Rural bliss 6 April 2011 at 16:20 @ Anonymous 12:49pm Would you be from Norfolk by any chance? Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.