Annabelle is a fellow of the Agricultural Law Association, she also sits on the Essex Agricultural Society Council and on the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust committee for Essex. As well as this, Annabelle is also a member of the Suffolk Agriculture Association, Country Land Association and Tendring Hundred Farmers Club. She qualified as a Solicitor in September 2008.
Annabelle is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say "she is easy to deal with and gets on with it". In the previous edition she is described by interviewees as a "practical, knowledgeable and sound" practitioner. In an earlier edition she is praised as "very diligent and helpful."
Annabelle is recommended and named as a 'Rising Star' by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say "Annabelle Rout was recommended to us – her communication is good; she provides concise advice". In the previous edition, clients note that she "gives good advice" and add "Annabelle Rout is my go-to contact: she is available when we need her, and has consistently been one of the finest solicitors in the firm. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other clients looking for excellent, efficient service. Annabelle goes out of her way to help, often updating us without having to – this helps keep everyone involved in a conveyance (rural sales in particular) happy and informed. Birketts have a true asset here!"