Peter Burnett

Consultant (Non-practising)

Peter Burnett is a Consultant (non-practising) in the Charities Team. His background is in property and in wills, probate and trusts, and he has had many years of specialist expertise and experience in advising on all aspects of charity law.

Peter is recommended as a leading charities specialist in the UK Legal Directory 2010. Chambers & Partners has rated him as a leader in his field of practice and clients praise him for his “integrity and professionalism” as well as his “ability to understand all issues quickly”.

Peter’s major clients include the Institute of Our Lady of Mercy, The Union of the Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain, the Brentwood Roman Catholic Diocese, Ursuline Sisters (Brentwood), Help Musicians UK (formerly the Musicians Benevolent Fund), The PRS for Music Members’ Benevolent Fund and the Newham Community Renewal Programme.

Peter is himself a trustee of a number of charities, including the Henry Wood Accommodation Trust which he administers as secretary, and is a lay trustee of three charities connected with the Sisters of Mercy, the St Mary’s Convent Handsworth Charity, Mercy (Great Britain) CIO,  and the Mercy International Association based in Dublin.

Peter has also been listed in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers directory.


 "We value our relationship with IBB Solicitors and our decades-long relationship with the firm is a testament to Peter Burnett 's role as our 'Trusted Advisor'".  

"I appreciate Peter Burnett's approach to sensitive legal issues, the clarity of advice they offer and the careful thinking through of options that they present. Both gentlemen are extremely responsive, knowledgeable and timely to questions and issues that have surfaced that relate to charity law, international legal distinctions, and assessing the legal implications of these issues.”

Career  With IBB since articles in 1970

Key dates LLB Sheffield University 1969; qualified 1972

Chambers in 2015 says:

"Peter Burnett is retained as a key consultant within the firm's charities practice, utilising his background in property, wills, probates and trusts to assist the team on a variety of charity-related matters. He remains a vital contact for a number of the firm's most substantial clients, including religious orders and benevolent funds."

Team Charities Specialism Charities Based Capital Court - Uxbridge