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Accolades & Awards

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The Burnside Partnership and our staff continue to be recognised for our expertise in our field of practice.

Here's what is being said about us & how our work is being recognised...

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    Solicitor Firm of the Year 2020


    The Burnside Partnership has been recognised as the leading national law firm in the Wills & probate industry. 
    The award was won by The Burnside Partnership at the British Wills & Probate Awards 2020. The Awards were introduced to highlight achievement and recognise the successes of those in the Wills and Probate sector.

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    Top Law Firm, 2020


    The Burnside Partnership has again been recognised as one of the UK's top law firms by the eprivateclient for its work within the private wealth sector.

    eprivateclients is the leading website and news service for private client practitioners. Its rankings are an in-depth analysis of the top UK law firms providing high quality private client services to wealthy individuals and families based both domestically and internationally. The list reflects not only the size of firms' Private Client teams, but also their reputations within the private wealth sector and the emphasis placed upon looking after wealthy clients and their families. 

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    Leading Private Client Lawyer, Chambers HNW 2020


    In Chambers HNW 2020 edition, Anna was once again recognised as a leading Private Client lawyer.

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    British Wills & Probate Awards, 2020

    The British Wills & Probate Awards 2020 celebrate excellence within the Wills & Probate industry. 
    This year, The Burnside Partnership is shortlisted for Solicitor Firm of the Year (National).

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    Leading Firm, 2020

    The Legal 500 assesses the capabilities of lawyers and law firms across the world with comprehensive research which is brought up to date every year. Their research encompasses views from peers within the industry, contacts and networks and interviews with clients.
    In its 2020 edition, The Burnside Partnership was once again recognised for its expertise.

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    Leading Firm, 2020

    The Legal 500 assesses the capabilities of lawyers and law firms across the world with comprehensive research which is brought up to date every year. Their research encompasses views from peers within the industry, contacts and networks and interviews with clients.
    In its 2020 edition, Alison Craggs was recognised for her expertise as a 'Next Generation Lawyer'.

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    Leading Private Client Lawyer, 2019

    In Chambers 2019 edition, Anna was again recognised as a leading Private Client lawyer.
    She was described as being "really helpful...and it was a pleasure to deal with her." 

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    Top Law Firm, 2019

    The Burnside Partnership has been recognised as one of the UK's top law firms by the eprivateclient for its work within the private wealth sector.
    eprivateclients is the leading website and news service for private client practitioners. Its rankings are an in-depth analysis of the top UK law firms providing high quality private client services to wealthy individuals and families based both domestically and internationally. The list reflects not only the size of firms' Private Client teams, but also their reputations within the private wealth sector and the emphasis placed upon looking after wealthy clients and their families. 

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    Apprenticeship Employer of the Year, 2019

    The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices and apprenticeship programmes.
    The Burnside Partnership was honoured to win Apprenticeship Employer of the year 2019.

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    Recognised for Expertise in 2019

    The Legal 500 assesses the capabilities of lawyers and law firms across the world with comprehensive research which is brought up to date every year. Their research encompasses views from peers within the industry, contacts and networks and interviews with clients.
    In its 2019 edition, The Burnside Partnership was recognised for its expertise and received the following commendation:
    "Outstanding niche private client firm The Burnside Partnership advises on wills, trusts, probate, inheritance tax planning, estate administration, powers of attorney, deputyships and Court of Protection matters; its practitioners are recommended as experts in their field, providing high-quality advice. Named partner and founder Anna Burnside is calm, thorough and knowledgeable, with a very high level of legal expertise, combined with practical common sense and flexibility. Burnside and Fiona Wheeler (a pleasure to work with) are cited as having client service which is second to none; every client is valued equally and treated with sensitive and genuine compassion."

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    Expertise in Private Client law, 2018

    Like Legal 500, Chambers researches and ranks lawyers and law firms across the world. Their High Net Worth edition covers private wealth management work and related specialisms.
    In their 2018 edition, Anna Burnside ("highly regarded") was recognised for her expertise and was noted as having "vast experience in the private client field."

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    Commendation from Chambers, 2017

    In Chambers 2017 edition, Anna achieved the following commendation:
    "Anna Burnside of The Burnside Partnership is noted for her "ability to explain the most complex concepts in simple, comprehensible language; she is a creative thinker and gets things done quickly and right first time. Burnside handles estate planning and execution, often with international implications, and has particular expertise in inheritance issues. One source notes that she "showed particular care and sensitivity, easing the process during a very difficult time," while another says she is "thorough, intelligent and easy to talk to, with excellent client-handling skills."

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    Top 35 Under 35, 2017

    eprivateclient is the website and news service for private client practitioners, whether solicitors, accountants, trustees, or IFAs. Their Top 35 Under 35 list recognises the rising stars of private client practitioners. Fiona was ranked on their list in 2017.

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    Oxfordshire Apprentice of the Year, 2017

    The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards is open to apprentices living or working in Oxfordshire.
    In 2017, our then apprentice (now trainee Legal Executive), Chloe Penniston was named Advanced Apprentice of the Year and was chosen as the overall winner, being awarded Oxfordshire Apprentice of the year 2017.
    Chloe received the following commendation when receiving the award:
    "Chloe's commitment to the Apprenticeship and aspirations of how she would like to progress further are inspirational. She has demonstrated with confidence, maturity, aptitude and drive an alternative route into an admirable career. I believe she is a role model for this type of Apprenticeship."

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    Recognised Specialists in Inheritance and Succession Planning

    STEP is a pre-eminent worldwide professional association of private client practitioners. Anna, Alison and Nadine are Full Members of STEP, meaning they are recognised specialists in inheritance and succession planning. We encourage all of our lawyers to become Full Members, which requires practitioners to study for specialist qualifications and have significant involvement in inheritance and succession planning.

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    Finalist in 2017

    The Oxfordshire Business Awards recognise and reward the excellence of Oxfordshire-based companies.

    The Burnside Partnership was a finalist in 2017.

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    New Business Award Finalist in 2017

    The West Oxfordshire Business Awards, New Business Award, recognises Oxfordshire-based businesses which have demonstrated evidence of growth, strength and stability and vision for future development.
    The Burnside Partnership was a finalist in 2017.

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    Shortlised, 2016

    The Law Society Excellence Awards recognise outstanding work in the legal sector.
    In 2016, The Burnside Partnership was shortlisted for their excellence in private client work.

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