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Specialist Private Client Lawyers & Tax Experts

"Genuine specialist expertise, impeccable client service and excellent technical skills" 

Chambers High Net Worth, 2021

"City levels of expertise and service in the private wealth field" 

Legal 500, 2022

What we do

We help you navigate issues in your personal life with professionalism and empathy.


Private Client


Tax & Trusts


Contentious Wills & Estates


Bespoke Property Services



Trust Registration Service extended to non-taxable trusts – deadline approaching – click the button below for what every trustee needs to know.

Chambers HNW 2021The Burnside Partnership


Legal 500Leading firm 2022


Top Law Firm eprivateclient 2021


Finalist the Lawyer Awards 2021 (Boutique Law Firm) 


Private Client Law Firm (Boutique) 2021


Solicitor Firm of the Year 2020


About Us

Clients choose our firm because we're a team of experts who specialise in Private Client, Tax & Trusts and Contentious Wills and Estates advice. In response to our clients' needs, we also offer a Bespoke Property Service.
Many of our advisors are recognised experts in their field and they and our firm have won numerous awards - for more information on our credentials, see here.
We provide a comprehensive, empathetic, highly bespoke service to our clients, helping them manage their assets and plans for the future and provide solutions to protect their wealth for future generations. Our team of experts possess a strong mix of skills and experience in advising clients on their needs.
We enjoy working both with our clients and with other professionals wherever they are based. We like to get to know everyone we work with and develop close long- term relationships.

We develop deep bonds with our clients and genuinely care about their interests. We ensure we offer the best solution to their own individual needs – and we take real pride in our work. We handle matters discreetly and aim to provide peace of mind and continuity of advice through our clients' lives.
We want to make it as easy as possible for our clients and carefully and clearly guide them through the legal and tax issues that can at times appear complicated and confusing. We always strive to provide clear and pragmatic advice.
We care about looking after the vulnerable and frail too - ensuring that whatever their situation and whatever support they require, their best interests are met.
Find out more about our firm, our staff and what we do by exploring our website.

Why choose The Burnside Partnership?

It’s important you choose the right firm to meet your needs.We’ve prepared a Guide for Clients so you can understand more about us, how we work and what we do.


Our Client Service Pledge

We focus on providing our clients with a consistently excellent experience, reflecting the trust placed in us. We believe that great service is founded on developing sound relationships with our clients so they are confident that we will understand and meet their needs. Every client should feel looked after by everyone at The Burnside Partnership.
Our team have all pledged to look after our clients' needs in line with the principles set out in the attached.

“…a great team ethos and culture of professional excellence, putting the client at the heart of everything they do"

Legal 500, 2021

"The Burnside team are excellent. They have achieved that balance between a deep understanding of the relevant law and the ability to place clients sufficiently at their ease so that they are able to get to the nub of any issue or concern and then find appropriate and pragmatic solutions."

Chambers, High Net Worth, 2021

“Exceptional technical ability, highly personable and bespoke service, understanding of different lived experiences of clients and true understanding of diversity”

Legal 500, 2022

The Burnside Partnership Story


Our firm was founded in June 2015 by Anna Burnside and the late Fiona Wheeler, both recognised Private Client Solicitors.
Anna and Fiona worked together for more than 10 years. They established the firm with the shared philosophy of providing clients with technically excellent advice delivered in a clear and concise manner and with sensitivity. This philosophy informs the approach of everyone at The Burnside Partnership.
In the last five years, the firm has grown considerably and we continue to invest in exceptionally talented people.
The Fiona Wheeler Charitable Foundation was established in memory of Fiona. For more details, please see here.

Our Team

We represent clients from all walks of life and we act not just as lawyers and tax experts but as trusted advisers. We are committed and down to earth and work quickly, confidently and yet with sensitivity. We like to get to know our clients and understand their concerns and priorities.
Making decisions about one's personal affairs, especially estate planning can be daunting or distressing for some clients. All our staff are responsible for achieving a professional, yet friendly and empathetic, experience for our clients. We pride ourselves on the quality of our professional advice and our approach to client care. This approach means that clients are less likely to delay making decisions and more likely to have in place well thought through, practical and tax-efficient arrangements.


Anna Burnside

Senior Partner & Co-Founder


Della Burnside

Managing Partner


Jacqui Birks

Tax Director


James Taylor

Trusts Director

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We believe law firms need to adapt their services and how they offer them to meet the needs of different generations. That’s why we developed The Burnside Partnership For Life™.

Simply put, we want to help a new generation of clients: young professionals who need straightforward legal, tax and, importantly, practical advice to help prepare for significant life events, such as buying a first home or starting a new business.

Find out more about our new service by visiting our For Life website.

News & Info

Join the Team

We are always looking for exceptional people to join our firm. We work in beautiful surroundings within the Blenheim Palace Estate in Oxfordshire, in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and in London. We offer a friendly and dynamic environment.