Community Support & Engagement
As a local business, we love to play our part in supporting the local community. From fundraising to donating, we're here to make a difference.
While the law is what we know, there are other things that we are equally as passionate about, and supporting our local community is one of them.
When a member of staff goes out of their way to support a local cause, we support their efforts by giving them the time, resources and often additional financial support.
We also conduct legal work for community-funded organisations at preferential rates – either directly or through arranged schemes such as Suffolk Pro-Help.
Being closely connected to Bury St Edmunds, we also help a range of community organisations and events with financial sponsorship and support, including:
We encourage and support our staff to engage with charities and other organisations that make a difference to the local community.
Whether it is volunteering their time as a school governor, a parish councillor or reaching out to others as part of the Voluntary Network’s Befriending Service, we could not be prouder of our team.
If you have a volunteering opportunity that you would like to discuss with us or for more information or help on any of the topics covered on this page, please contact our Chief Executive, Daryl Griffiths.
We look forward to hearing from you!
For help and legal advice, call Burnett Barker Solicitors on 01284 701131. You can also send us a message via this website, or pop in and see us at 20 Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds – we have free parking on site!
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 […]
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