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Blandy & Blandy LLP

ONE FRIAR STREET, READING, RG1 1DA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0118 951 6800
Fax:
Fax 0118 951 6813
DX:
4008 READING
Email:
Web:
www.blandy.co.uk

Nick Burrows

Tel:
Work 0118 951 6851
Email:
Blandy & Blandy LLP

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.

Position

Nick Burrows is a partner in the commercial team and heads up the charity and education sector service team. He advises charities, schools and third sector organisations on areas such as formation, constitutional matters, incorporation, and trustees' duties. He also advises on joint ventures, collaborations, consortia and mergers, together with contractual negotiations with funders and others, public procurement, fundraising and intellectual property matters, such as trade marks and copyright. Nick also acts for professional partnerships, advising on partnership law and on conversion to, or incorporation of, Limited Liability Partnerships. He advises commercial clients on contractual matters, such as franchising and distribution agreements, e-commerce and IT contracts, intellectual property and outsourcing arrangements. Nick is a trustee of several local charities. He speaks regularly at seminars on charity, education and third sector matters.

Career

Trained at Clarks, qualified in 1985; Southorns Solicitors; became a partner at Harris Cartier LLP in 2001 and at Blandy & Blandy in 2002.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society; Institute of Directors; Charity Law Association.

Education

University of Reading (LLB Law).

Leisure

Enjoys golf, cricket, skiing, cooking, music.


South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Corporate and commercial: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

At Blandy & Blandy LLP, Jonathan Williamson recently advised Ecrebo on its £13.2m investment from Sir Keith Mills, Joseph Schull and Octopus Investments and, in conjunction with practice head David Few, assisted the shareholders of Box Technologies with the company’s sale to Flytech Technology. IP practice head Debbie Brett and Nick Burrows, who leads the charity and education team, are the primary contacts for commercial work. Lloyds Bank and Esportif International are also clients.

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South East: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Nick Burrows - Blandy & Blandy LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Blandy & Blandy LLP provides ‘a welcoming and friendly service’ and ‘good value for money’. The firm has strong expertise in the education sector and acts for a growing number of national and global charities, advising on mergers and de-mergers along with operational and regulatory issues. Highlights included advising the University of Reading on the promotion of a new development site, assisting the client with the application for planning permission on land valued at £60m, and acting for a guidance provider to young people on the outsourcing of its IT provision. Practice head Nick Burrowsexplains matters clearly to those with a non-legal background’, advising not-for-profit clients on the full range of issues including joint ventures, public procurement, fundraising and intellectual property matters. Other clients include Career Connect, Genetic Disorders UK and Adviza.

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South East: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Blandy & Blandy LLP provides ‘an excellent service’ and ‘gives the client great confidence in its capabilities’, and the team ‘has a good understanding of the needs of educational institutions’. The practice advises schools, universities and educational charities on governance matters and trustee duties, along with commercial, regulatory and operational issues. Key clients include The University of Reading, which the firm recently advised on the promotion of a development site earmarked for a number of new primary and secondary schools, along with other commercial and residential establishments. Charities expert Nick Burrows is the key figure.

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