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The Firm of Burningham & Brown Solicitors was established just before the outbreak of World War II by Peter Hammett Brown and Godfrey Aldophis Burningham. When they returned from serving in the War, they took over the long established Firm of Ernest J.White & Co. Ernest White had been a previous mayor of Bath and the Firm has continued to be an integral part of the Bath community ever since.

The original Partners had met on the rugby field and the Firm has maintained its strong sporting connection ever since. The current Senior Partners, Brendan Perry and David Gay, who joined the Firm in 1965 and 1966 respectively, have also played rugby for Bath. Brendan went onto play for the County and is a past president of Bath Rugby Club. David also played for Somerset, Bath and Harlequins and was 19 years old when he played rugby for England.

Sarah Loveless who specialises in Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers of Attorney joined the Firm in 2002 and became a Partner in 2007, having learned from and complementing the work of David Gay and Brendan Perry. Justine Alford who specialises in Estate Administration, Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Trust Administration joined the Firm in 2014 and became a Partner in 2016 and these are the four current Partners in the Firm.

The Firm is supported by loyal and experience staff who, as a group, have taken part in regular events to raise money for charity, and in the current year the beneficiaries of our charitable collections have included Julian House, Motor Neurone Disease and British Heart Foundation. Burningham & Brown, for the fourth year running, took part in the RUH Make a Will month which happened in September 2018 whereby the fee for writing a Will is waived and donated to different sections within the Royal United Hospital Bath. Burningham & Brown managed to raise over £3,000 for the cause.

The office has always been centrally located in Bath starting out in Pierrepont Street, and moving to 1 Queen Square in 1970. When an opportunity to move across the Square to No. 20 Queen Square arose the office moved for the second time in 10 years and No. 20 has remained Burningham and Brown's permanent home ever since.

The fact that Burningham & brown remains one of Bath's best known Private Client legal practices can be attributed partly to its history, but also to the consistent presence of the Firm in the community, coupled with the staff and Partner's extensive local knowledge over the generations, which has allowed it to continuously meet the needs of each individual Client. 

Why are we different?

We are different because we treat every client as an individual and not as part of "a process". Our staff are easy to talk to and will listen to what you want. 

We are a Partner led service so your whole matter will always be dealt with by an experienced qualified and regulated Solicitor who can be trusted to have your best interests at heart. 

We always make sure we are readily contactable (by direct dial telephone number, e-mail or even letter!) and pride ourselves on providing excellent client service in a friendly, approachable and welcoming environment.

We are not complacent. Although our regular client care surveys show a high level of satisfaction, we know we must constantly strive to improve the service we offer and be alert to our clients' best interests.

We are confident that we are competitive on price but still provide quality service.

We will always provide clear details of what the transaction entails and our expected costs prior to commencement of a matter. In the current financial climate, price together with good client service, remain difficult to find.

Partnership Details

Burningham and Brown is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority(SRA Number 00044479)

We have a legal duty to tell you about our Professional Indemnity Insurance. We have an obligation to carry such an insurance and our Qualifying Insurer is QBE Insurance (Europe) Limited whose address is Plantation Place, 30 Fenchurch Street, London EC3M 3BD.

Our Insurance Policy Number is PISRQM013554. The insurance covers our practice carried on from our offices in England & Wales and will extend to acts or omissions wherever in the world they occur. 

Our offices are located in the United Kingdom and our services are provided by Solicitors of England and Wales. 

Burningham & Brown Solicitors

20 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HB

Tel: 01225 320090

Fax: 01225 447646


VAT no 137 5861 46

Latest News

The RUH Will Month- September 2019

08-09-2019 - Admin

Burningham & Brown are very pleased to announce that we will be once again be supporting the annual RUH Will Month initiative, which helps to raise funds for the RUH's charity, The Forever Friends Appeal....

Lasting Powers of Attorney

04-09-2019 - Admin

Have you ever thought about who you would want to make decisions for you if you became seriously ill or had an accident and how these decisions would be made?...

Sarah Loveless rasies £3,625 for CLIC Sargent

08-08-2019 - Admin

Sarah Loveless Partner of Burningham and Brown raised £3,625 for CLIC Sargent running the London Marathon 2019 in memory of her good friend Robbie Stuart, Sarah was delighted with the amount raised and said " A big thank you to everyone who sponsored me, I am delighted with the amount raised as £3,155 funds CLIC Sargent's Information Service for a week, providing young cancer patients and their families with expert advice and guidance on everything to do with life during and after treatment."...

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