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Small team
with big knowledge

Based at the Innovation Campus in Birmingham, UK since 2014, we have developed a strong reputation for our personable approach, our tech sector knowledge and expertise, and our ability to give straightforward advice and practical solutions to commercial problems.

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Des and Liz Burley Law

Making the complex simple


The lawyer you speak to will be the lawyer who does the work. We know each other very well and also enjoy getting to know our clients. You’re never just a number at Burley Law.


Your Burley Law team has years of experience advising on HR, technology and intellectual property. You benefit from our extensive experience working in-house and for large law firms.


We provide pragmatic, business-focused advice. Rather than complex legal explanations, we give you straightforward commercial solutions.

Meet your team of experts

We are here to help you through the challenges of IP, tech and HR. 

‘their advice is personal, relevant and first-hand’

Des and Liz have acted as integrated members of our team.  This flexible approach attracts clients, like us, who need experienced and specialist lawyers who prioritise our time, interests, and objectives as a business. 

Their legal knowledge and experience in setting up their own business means their advice is personal, relevant and first-hand.  They understand that we need results and deliver every time.

Matt Jones, Founder & MD, Oxbridge Ltd

‘Focused answers’

Des anticipates and identifies our commercial responsibilities quickly and, most importantly, highlights any traps. 

I don’t have to read through pages of law and interpret it, I get focused answers which I can rely on, saving both time and cost.

Dr Nayan Patel, Head of Commercialisation & Contracts, Birmingham City University

‘attentive, intimate firm’

Burley Law are an attentive, intimate firm.  Direct access to Des and Liz ensures our work is handled personally and efficiently so that we feel appreciated. 

Chris Dalton, CEO, Jobmate Ltd
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‘didn’t get lost by the lingo’

From the first phone call I felt very at ease, Des was very calm and personable and I didn’t get lost by the lingo with which many companies blind you with. 

Christy Windle, Crafty Pods UK

‘They understand our collaborative culture and share our values.’

Mike Brooman, VANTI

‘like having your own in-house legal team’

Burley Law goes the extra mile to embed themselves in your strategic thinking and corporate aspirations.

It’s like having your own in-house legal team but without the full-time cost. They quickly align with what you’re trying to achieve and where you’re trying to get to commercially.

Renaissance Management Consultancy Ltd

‘service is genuinely personal’

There is an open line of communication throughout.  Burley Law’s service is genuinely personal and we are looking forward to working with them as we grow.

Chris Dalton, CEO, Jobmate Ltd
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‘Burley Law have mastered client service by fostering an in-house feel to their firm. We see Des as an integrated member of our team.’

Christopher Heidt, Contracts & Operations Manager, ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

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    “We are proud signatories to the Women in Law Pledge created by The Law Society, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Our organisation is committed to the progress of gender equality, elimination of gender discrimination and pledge to make positive change for the legal profession.”

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