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Ian Burton joins ‘one to watch’ Jurit LLP

Bringing with him over 30 years’ experience in corporate M&A and commercial legal advice, Ian joined Jurit LLP – a Legal 500 ‘One to Watch’ firm (2024) – in the Autumn.

He specialises in advising companies in the UK and abroad on a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial matters which has seen him act on acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and major commercial contracts ranging in value from £100,000 to £2 billion.

Ian began his career at Nicholson Graham & Jones in 1992, before moving to Nabarro Nathanson in 1996, and has run his own law firm, Ian Burton Legal, for the past four years.

Prior to this, he worked for US firm Paul Hastings in London for several years where he was involved in establishing the firm’s London practice, before setting up City boutique law firm Starr & Partners where he was a partner for ten years.

Ian commented: “After taking a short career break, I am delighted to have joined Jurit as a consultant solicitor. In getting to know the firm, it soon became clear that there was a great synergy between Jurit and me, which has turned into something exciting for both of us.

“I’m lucky enough to have worked with many different businesses over the last 30 years – both in the UK and internationally – and it was clear that there would be much by way of complementary skills and experience for me to bring to Jurit, at a time of significant growth for its corporate and commercial practices.”

Ian has worked with businesses across a broad range of sectors over the years, including oil and gas, healthcare, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, marine engineering and financial services.

Partner, Jeremy Glover, who heads up the corporate practice at Jurit, added: “To have expertise of Ian’s calibre – particularly his international experience and strategic business insight – is incredibly valuable alongside our established senior lawyers.”

Ian added: “I enjoy working with the people in a client’s business, including undertaking a broad ‘general counsel’ role where required, where I can have a significant positive impact on the companies I work with. I’m looking forward to bringing this enthusiasm and experience to my role at Jurit, as I develop my client base further over the coming years.”

Anthony Garrod, one of the founding partners of Jurit, concluded: “We are thrilled to welcome another senior corporate lawyer to our ranks – an area of particular growth for us at the moment.

“Ian’s connections with the US are particularly helpful in understanding the requirements of inward investing clients, and his experience in the venture capital arena is a very helpful addition to the firm.”

Like the rest of the lawyers at Jurit, Ian will operate remotely and is based in the City where many of his clients are located.

Jurit LLP is a leading virtual law firm made up of nine experienced, senior partners and 23 consultant solicitors who deliver agile, responsive and flexible legal services to UK and international businesses.

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