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Group Director Lisa Burton-Durham is a Chartered Legal Executive, a Leading Individual in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK 2024 directories, and a Resolution trained Collaborative Lawyer. Head of our Brighton team, she joined Family Law Partners from a regional firm where she had been for over 20 years having been attracted to joining a dedicated Family Law team.
Lisa is a member of Resolution and in accordance with its principles, she is committed to working in a constructive and non-confrontational way. This led to her desire to become collaboratively trained. Her aim is always to find positive solutions and outcomes for her clients and their children. Lisa always takes a sensitive approach and has a clear understanding of the emotional difficulties involved in separation for everyone involved. She has a very approachable and reassuring manner.
A Leading Individual in the Legal 500 directory 2024, her testimonial says “Kate Elliott and Lisa Burton-Durham are stand out individuals who go the extra mile. They are astute, incisive and committed. I cannot recommend them more highly as a team and in general. This firm is progressive and forward thinking. Committed to family justice.” and that “Lisa Burton-Durham is bright, personable and a pleasure to work with.”
The commentary about Lisa the Legal 500 directory 2023 included: “Lisa Burton-Durham is an experienced lawyer. She is friendly and professional, with an extensive skill set. Lisa drives and motivates a team around her and shows 110% commitment to her cases and clients. She delivers energy and passion. Lisa’s client care is exceptional, as is her legal knowledge, her approach to cases and meeting her client’s objectives.”
“Lisa is professional, knowledgeable, responsive, hard-working, robust and kind. She is the person you need on your side. I was very lucky to have her on my side and would recommend her to everyone.” The Legal 500 directory 2022.
Lisa Burton Durham is ranked as a Leading Individual in the Chambers and Partners Guide UK 2024. Her testimonials describe her as “Lisa consistently provides an exceptional level of service to her clients. She is highly skilled, personable, reliable, passionate and commercially insightful.” and says “She is brilliant with clients and instils real confidence in them.” A further quote goes on to say “Lisa is a great people person with excellent legal expertise. She’s personable, easy to speak to and exceptionally knowledgeable.”
Lisa specialises in finances and children issues following separation, divorce or civil partnership dissolution. She also advises on Prenuptial, Pre-civil Partnership and Cohabitation/Living Together Agreements.
A regular contributor to the Family Law Partner blog and a number of other publications, Lisa writes advice columns and articles on various aspects of relationship breakdown.
Lisa is listed as a Leading Lawyer by Wiselaw.
Outside of work Lisa enjoys trying to keep fit, travel, food and drink and socialising with friends and family.