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David GaySTEP

David Gay - Senior Partner

David Gay is our Senior Partner and head of our Conveyancing Department and has over 40 years of experience in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing, leasehold property, transfer of equity, re-mortgages and tenancy agreements, Wills and Probate. He qualified as a solicitor in 1977 and specialises in Property Law, Wills and Probate and is also a Member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Having lived in Bath for most of his life, David has extensive knowledge of the area which is a great asset when dealing with conveyancing matters; particularly to clients moving into the area. His client base is not just in Bath but all over the Country, including London.

Away from the office David maintains his interest in rugby, particularly supporting junior rugby clubs.

"Complications can arise in any conveyancing transaction, be it large or small, and it is advisable to use an experienced, regulated Solicitor who can spot the 'pitfalls' on your behalf and ensure that your purchase or sale proceeds smoothly and correctly.

David's Testimonials

"This is the second time I have used Burningham & Brown and Mr Gay's services. I can confidently say that Burningham & Brown are very friendly & a professional Firm and Mr Gay is knowledgeable, polite and thorough. I will use your service again in the future and would be happy to recommend you. Thank you very much- Excellent!"

"As always, David Gay was an absolute pleasure and delight to deal with. David's unstinting affability and unflappable good humour combined with his seasoned expertise, unfailing intuition, and excellent communication took so much of the stress out of a particularly challenging and otherwise perhaps impossible undertaking. He steered us patiently and masterfully to a successful outcome against all the odds, and never missed a beat. Brilliant!"

"House selling and buying is always stressful. We found David as always approachable and reassuring- his support is very much appreciated."

"The overall service we received personally from David was fantastic, he dealt with the purchase of my flat with great professionalism & care. Overall, highly recommended and would use the service again in the future."

"David Gay is a consummate professional and always delivers first class service."


Brendan Perry

Catherine Lewin – Locum Solicitor

Catherine Lewin is an experienced Private Client Lawyer, specialising in Will writing, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate, and the Administration of Estates.

Catherine takes particular pride in providing a friendly, professional and efficient service to her Clients.


Brendan Perry

Brendan Perry - Non-Practising Consultant

Brendan Perry is a former Senior Partner in the Firm has now retired and has a Non-Practising Consultative role within the Practice. He is experienced in all aspects of Private Client work, Wills, Estate Administration, Trusts and Conveyancing.

He is widely respected in the wider community in Bath having been a former rugby player for both Bath and Somerset and he is a past President of the Bath Rugby Club.

"I firmly believe that despite the rapidly changing legal and economic environment there is an important place for a long established law firm such as ourselves who really understand and empathise with our clients' needs".

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Burningham & Brown is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority - SRA Number: 8000096

What our clients say

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