Anna has spent over twenty years as a specialist private client lawyer at top ranked law firms during which time she has built up a reputation for combining first rate legal ability with exceptional client service.

She established The Burnside Partnership with the ambition of setting up a truly client focused private client law firm delivering excellence with every instruction.

Anna was a divisional editor of Butterworth’s Wills, Probate and Administration Service for many years.

She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Private Client Section of The Law Society, and Solicitors for the Elderly.

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Fiona has spent all of her career at top ranked full service law firms, specialising in private client law.

Fiona has a strong reputation for combining technical expertise with an ability to build strong personal relationships with clients, particularly those who may be vulnerable or recently bereaved.

Fiona is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and has completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in International Probate and Succession allowing her to advise clients on estate planning with their overseas assets.  She is also a member of the Private Client Section of The Law Society, and Solicitors for the Elderly.

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Richard Burnside



Richard Burnside has over 25 years’ experience in education and management. In his role as Practice Director, Richard is responsible for the business functions of The Burnside Partnership, including its finances, operations and people. Richard is also responsible for its business strategies.

HNW Chambers

“Anna has vast experience in the private client field…and is highly regarded”  Chambers High Net Worth 2017


Fiona has been named one of the 2017 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35!

Della Burnside



Della has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer. She was a Partner in an international law firm before moving in-house 15 years ago, for the last 10 years until the end of 2017 as General Counsel & Company Secretary of McDonald’s Restaurants Limited.

Over the years, she has held a number of directorships, including as non-executive director of NHSBT and as Chair of McDonald’s UK Pensions Scheme. She has founded a number of businesses, and is currently a director of a technology start-up operating in the field of AI and machine learning.

Della is responsible for the strategic direction and growth of The Burnside Partnership and recruitment.



Jessica has a reputation for providing advice in a clear and understandable way.

Client service is at the heart of what she does and Jessica prides herself on being able to provide first rate legal assistance in what can sometimes be sensitive or difficult times.