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Burlingtons is a full-service law firm based in the heart of Mayfair and is renowned for its professional culture, delivering work to the highest legal standards and building long-term relationships with clients.

The firm: Burlingtons provides responsive, commercial and accurate legal expertise across a variety of sectors. The firm applies its legal knowledge and understanding of its clients’ businesses to deliver original and effective legal support and solutions.

Burlingtons offers a partner-led service with the support of a dedicated team, so that advice is delivered efficiently, cost-effectively and at the highest professional level. Each client has an appointed account manager who will be one of the partners in the firm responsible for overall client service delivery both in terms of quality and value.

Burlingtons has a multicultural staff environment with people drawn from a diverse range of backgrounds with extensive global language skills. The firm has also developed a strong support network of international lawyers and complementary professional advisors providing a global 360-degree professional capability with a seamless international service.

Burlingtons has both a UK and an internationally focused client base drawn from commerce and industry and includes private, listed and state-owned companies, financial institutions, charities, fashion houses, energy groups, media businesses, software companies, educational establishments, entrepreneurs and private clients.

Burlingtons excels in a number of business markets and has recognised expertise in complex international cross-border transactions including commercial, property, tax and private client matters, as well as litigation, disputes and their resolution.

Types of work undertaken: Burlingtons advises on corporate, banking and finance, commercial, real estate, insolvency, litigation, intellectual property, dispute resolution, taxation, employment, immigration and private client.

Corporate and commercial: the Burlingtons corporate team advises clients drawn from many market sectors at varying points of maturity of their businesses. Burlingtons’ global network provides its corporate team with the ability to execute any cross-border transaction with commercial effectiveness, solid legal advice and local insight. Its corporate service expertise includes mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, business formation, banking and finance, company secretarial, tax structuring and financial regulation.

Real estate: the Burlingtons real estate team serves an outstanding client base ranging from private individuals to large corporate developers, financial institutions and public bodies. Its real estate partners are highly visible in client transactions and have concluded some of the largest transactions in Europe, whilst providing a discreet and confidential service to high-profile clients, international families and home offices.

Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution: Burlingtons’ litigation team has a strong track record of achieving successful outcomes for its clients. The team works tirelessly to carefully understand clients’ disputes and objectives in order to advise strategically on litigation, mediation and arbitration, with due consideration to risk and cost. With well established relationships with a variety of specialist counsel, the litigation team is well placed to pursue any case from start to finish.

Employment: Burlingtons advises on contentious and non-contentious matters across the full spectrum of employment law, ranging from standard disciplinary matters, performance management and unfair dismissal, to breach of contractual and fiduciary duties. Its employment team’s practice regularly overlaps with corporate transactions, and clients are well served by this pooling of expertise.

Private client: Burlingtons advises individual clients in relation to personal matters covering wills, trusts and probate, matrimonial issues and estate planning. While much of this work is of a non-contentious nature, Burlingtons also represent clients in related disputes such as divorce and contentious probate.

Immigration: Burlingtons specialises in all areas and helps clients through the immigration rules. Constantly changing immigration rules and case law make this sector one of the most exciting areas of law. Burlingtons understands that clients are anxious about their immigration status and is here to help them throughout the process.

Media and entertainment: the firm advises UK and international clients, both corporate and personal, in the fields of theatre, film, television, publishing, music, sports, and art and cultural property.

Breakdown of work %Corporate and commercial 57
Real estate 23
Litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution 10
Employment and immigration 4
Private client 1
IP and media 5

Number of partners 8

Number of other UK fee-earners 12

International representatives 4

Above material supplied by Burlingtons Legal LLP.

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