About Burnett Barker Solicitors
The law can be intimidating but our expert solicitors will steer you through the issues and to a speedy and satisfactory result.
Call us on 01284 701131
Since 1979, we have been providing practical legal advice in straightforward language.
Based in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, Burnett Barker Solicitors is focused on people – our clients, our employees, and our local communities.
Our specialist lawyers and business support staff work in dedicated teams to offer our clients a full range of legal advice, whether at home or in business.
We are always upfront and honest about the options available to you, our progress and fees, so that there are no surprises.
Burnett Barker Solicitors was established by Robin Burnett and David Barker, with the aim to provide the people of Bury St Edmunds with professional yet straightforward legal services.
On October 1st 2012, we merged with the long-established firm of solicitors, Partridge & Wilson, also based in Bury St Edmunds and believed to be at least 200 years old.
We were joined by Nick Wray of Haverhill on 1st January 2013 who practised with us as a Crime & Motoring Partner from our offices in Bury St Edmunds until his retirement at the end of 2015.
The firm entered its 2nd generation of ownership on 1st January 2016, following a management buyout led by Chief Executive, Daryl Griffiths, and became Burnett Barker Solicitors Limited.
Burnett Barker Solicitors Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registration number 621676).
Further information for consumers about how we are regulated and the Rules that apply to us can be found on the SRA website: http://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/sra-regulate/sra-regulate page
Our VAT Registration number is 229 4248 96.
Burnett Barker Solicitors Limited is a company registered in England & Wales, company number 09385832, whose registered office is Collingwood House, 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1NX.
We comply with the Solicitors Regulation Authority rules for Indemnity Insurance and cover is provided by International General Insurance company (UK) Ltd, whose address is
15-18 Lime Street London EC3M 7AN England. The territorial coverage is worldwide.
We are also certified by the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme, demonstrating our commitment to cyber security. All our ICT systems have been independently assessed as meeting the Cyber Essentials standards against commodity-based cyber attacks, including hacking, phishing and password guessing.
If you have a complaint about any of our services or the conduct of any member of staff, please refer to our complaints procedure.
Once again, we’re delighted to say that Burnett Barker Solicitors will be participating in The Cambridge Legal Walk organised by The Access to Justice Foundation. Our fundraising team will walk 10k on Thursday 15th June 2023, setting off from Cambridge Backs along Queen’s Road at 5.30 pm and returning around 7.30 pm at Anglia Ruskin […]
Deciding whether you need a probate solicitor largely depends on your individual circumstances. For example, if the deceased person had a small amount of money and owned little else, the process is much simpler, and you may be able to administer the estate yourself. If, however, the deceased person owned a property in their sole […]
Joanne Matthews, Burnett Barker Solicitors’ Head of Family Law, has been reaccredited by Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers committed to taking a non-confrontational approach to divorce, separation and other family matters. If you are unfamiliar with Resolution, please let us explain what it is and why Joanne’s continued accreditation means so much. Resolution […]
According to findings from the IRN’s biennial UK Wills & Probate Consumer Research Report, just 35% of adults surveyed have got round to making a Will. When asked why they have not yet written one, ‘I haven’t got round to it’ was cited as the most common answer. Sadly, this is not surprising as there […]
We thought we’d take the opportunity to catch up with one of our Trainee Solicitors, Frankie Priestley, who stepped into her new role on 3rd January 2023. We explore her motivations for becoming a solicitor, her typical day, how she balances her studies, and what she enjoys the most about her new role. What prompted […]
Once again, we’ll join our friends at Our Bury St Edmunds in celebrating everything our local business community has to offer during Independents Week (4 – 10 July 2022).