David Burrin


About David Burrin

David qualified in 1998 and has extensive experience obtained from private practice prior to joining the in-house legal team for a local authority in July 2011. He joined Invicta Law in 2017.

David is a very experienced lawyer whose previous practice covered contract litigation, property litigation (in particular, large leasehold investments), professional negligence (in particular, surveyors and solicitors), employment law advice for small to medium sized businesses, and niche insolvency advice for a firm of international insolvency practitioners.

He has conducted hearings in the County Court before District and Circuit Judges, the Employment Tribunals, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (now the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)) and before Licensing Committees of Local Authorities. He now advises on mental health and mental capacity.

In his experience clients, whether they are social workers, head teachers, or managing directors “want to move forward, they do not want lectures in the law”. So, whilst he does like a legal argument, David is very much focused on delivering real impactful practical solutions. “The difference really is the context. You can know a lot about the law, but that alone is no good. If you are advising a public body then you need to understand how that body interacts with, and is accountable to, its staff, its Members and the public”.


Client testimonials

“I am writing in praise of your support. As someone in the firing line of an ultra-aggressive legal team for the first time in my life, this was a traumatic and, at times, upsetting process. You were at my side, dispensing wise and calming counsel throughout. You have been readily available when crises occurred, have been a wonderful listener and, in the end, we reached an outcome that was highly satisfactory for our school and its pupils. I cannot speak highly enough of the way that you handled this case, and I thank you and your firm for the support you gave me. Being a chair of governors, sworn to confidentiality, can be a lonely business! You kept me sane.”
Chair of School Governors
“You’ve been incredibly helpful with this. Thanks for always replying so promptly and for being a star.”
Private Sector Town Planning & Development Consultancy
“The experience has been really top end. Rather than just offering the options, they have given some real solid advice on the best route. It's a good business 'partnering' approach.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service
“Their employment advice has always proved to be sound. I’ve worked with lots of different lawyers in London boroughs and. I’d also say that Invicta Law is the most solution-focused.”
Kent Fire and Rescue Service

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