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What We Do
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About Burley Law

Burley Law is your team of expert IP and technology lawyers, based in Birmingham, UK.

Experts

Your Burley Law team has decades of experience advising on technology and intellectual property law. Our lawyers have extensive in-house experience and have all worked for large national and international law firms.

Approachable

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.  

Practical

We aim always to provide pragmatic, business-focused advice. We know that you need responsive and commercial advice and flexibility on price to reflect the nature of the work and your requirements. 

Commercial

We are used to providing legal advice within the commercial environment you operate in. Rather than complex legal explanations we give you straightforward commercial solutions. 

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Our Service

Partner-level service, quality work at a sensible rate. Direct access to experienced lawyers throughout.

IP

Trade marks

Copyright

Designs

Patents

Licensing

Infringement

IP registration

IT & Software

Software protection

Software licensing

Open source licensing

Outsourcing

IT services contracts

IT system contracts

Website build contracts

Websites

Web terms

Online contracts

Selling to consumers

Distance selling regulations

User generated content

Acceptable use policies and take down

Cybersquatting

Online learning

Litigation

IP litigation

IT contract disputes

Commercial contracts

Domain disputes

Data

Data protection

Security

Information sharing

Collection of data on websites

Privacy policies

Contracts

Sales terms

Distributorship agreements

Agency agreements

Commercial Contracts

Public procurement

Outsourcing

Technology

Start-up and spin-out companies

Commercialisation of university research

Research contracts

Consortium and collaboration agreements

EU funded agreements

our-team

Our Team

Experienced lawyers who have worked together at large national and international law firms. We have known each other for more than 15 years.

Des Burley

Des Burley

Founder and Director View Details
Liz Burley

Liz Burley

Director View Details
Clare Stevenson

Clare Stevenson

Consultant Solicitor View Details
Arnab Paul

Arnab Paul

Consultant Solicitor View Details
Des Burley

Des Burley

Founder and Director

Intellectual Property and Technology Law Solicitor

Worked for international and national law firms since 1994. Head of IP and Technology and Head of Trade Marks at national law firms.

In-house experience at two universities working in IP commercialisation and a web business start-up for a multinational.

Liz Burley

Liz Burley

Director

Employment Law Solicitor and Practice Manager

Qualified in 1996

Worked for national and international law firms. Experienced speaker and trainer. Proven project manager – worked on substantial legal projects in a large team.

In-house experience working for a house builder.

Clare Stevenson

Clare Stevenson

Consultant Solicitor

Technology and Commercial Law Solicitor

Qualified in 2001

Experienced commercial lawyer with particular expertise in the areas of commercial contracts, technology, ecommerce and data protection law. In-house experience for a bathroom products designer and supplier.

Arnab Paul

Arnab Paul

Consultant Solicitor

Dispute Resolution and Commercial

Qualified in 1999

A wealth of experience both in private practice as a dispute resolution lawyer with national and global commercial law firms and as a general commercial lawyer in-house with a FTSE 100 utility company for 7 years.

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Happy Clients

What our satisfied clients say about us

  • Des Burley has provided an exceptional service to my start-up business. He made the whole experience smooth and easy, without any complications. He is a very professional, communicative, friendly and attentive solicitor, who I would recommend to everyone looking for some legal support”

    Marija Sakalauskaite
  • “I think the quality that distinguishes him and his firm from other law firms is that he builds a fantastic rapport which means your dealings with him never feel like a standard business transaction but of a beneficial relationship where you feel he is trying to help solve your problems as opposed to being in a business trying to make money. He is very knowledgeable in his field, very responsive and I always feel confident in the work he produces.  He has been the best legal professional I have dealt with in all my professional dealings and I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
  • Head of IP and Contracts
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  • “From the outset, Des ensured the trademark process was made as clear as could be. More importantly he took the time to really understand our business and draw upon his obvious experience in the sector to highlight any potential pitfalls – ultimately resulting in a very quick and pain free approval of our application.”

  • “From the outset, Des ensured the trademark process was made as clear as could be. More importantly he took the time to really understand our business and draw upon his obvious experience in the sector to highlight any potential pitfalls – ultimately resulting in a very quick and pain free approval of our application.”

  • Burley Law has provided excellent advice regarding some very complex legal arrangements and always at very reasonable prices. Highly recommend.”

  • “Affable nature and solid understanding of the sector.”

  • “Building a fantastic rapport which means your dealings with him never feel like a standard business transaction.”

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  • Des Burley has provided an exceptional service to my start-up business. He made the whole experience smooth and easy, without any complications. He is a very professional, communicative, friendly and attentive solicitor, who I would recommend to everyone looking for some legal support”

    Marija Sakalauskaite
  • “I think the quality that distinguishes him and his firm from other law firms is that he builds a fantastic rapport which means your dealings with him never feel like a standard business transaction but of a beneficial relationship where you feel he is trying to help solve your problems as opposed to being in a business trying to make money. He is very knowledgeable in his field, very responsive and I always feel confident in the work he produces.  He has been the best legal professional I have dealt with in all my professional dealings and I have no hesitation in recommending him.”
  • Head of IP and Contracts
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  • “From the outset, Des ensured the trademark process was made as clear as could be. More importantly he took the time to really understand our business and draw upon his obvious experience in the sector to highlight any potential pitfalls – ultimately resulting in a very quick and pain free approval of our application.”

  • “From the outset, Des ensured the trademark process was made as clear as could be. More importantly he took the time to really understand our business and draw upon his obvious experience in the sector to highlight any potential pitfalls – ultimately resulting in a very quick and pain free approval of our application.”

  • Burley Law has provided excellent advice regarding some very complex legal arrangements and always at very reasonable prices. Highly recommend.”

  • “Affable nature and solid understanding of the sector.”

  • “Building a fantastic rapport which means your dealings with him never feel like a standard business transaction.”

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