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A day in the life of ... David Burrows (Solicitor Advocate)

Date:21 AUG 2015
Solicitor Advocate

What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis?

I am a jurist and solicitor advocate. My working life revolves around work for a small number of clients as consultant with Heaney Watson writing and research (mostly for Jordans and Family Law but also for eg New Law Journal) and teaching. I’d like to adopt the French word ‘jurist’ for what I do but I don’t think it has quite caught on here yet...

How long have you been in this role and what brought you here?

I have been a solicitor since 1973 always in private practice. I am where I am now largely because legal aid ran out on me and my then specialist family and child law firm ceased to be viable. If truth be told I am probably not a very good business-man either.

What are the people you work for/with like? Any memorable stories?

My work is mostly fairly solitary now.

A memorable story? I acted for a husband in 1998-2002 whose wife claimed her friend ‘Ghisella’ had given her £150 000 to buy a house for...

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