"A good lawyer is first and foremost a good communicator. If you can't explain something in simple terms it's probably because you don't really understand it yourself."
Specialist areas: Dispute Resolution and Employment
Dermot trained with Westminster law firm Lewis Silkin prior to joining Bells in 1989. Initially heading up the firm's Litigation department he became a partner in 1992, Managing Partner in 1995 and Managing Director in 2012. He lives in Farnham and his interests include aviation, classic cars & motorcycles, gardening and environmental issues.
"Mr Burke was incredibly supportive and helpful throughout the whole process. Thank you for everything."
"I found it easy to work with Dermot who was realistic, responsive, kept me in the picture and was always contactable within reason - a lot more than I can say for many other UK lawyers I have come in contact with."
"I would like to thank you for your wise advice during this period, and for your assistance in bringing these matters to a conclusion."
"I would like to express my appreciation for the successful outcome of my claim. My understanding is that very few of these claims succeed even with a court judgement and lien on assets, so an excellent surprise. Over the years I have dealt with four of your colleagues and their support staff and have received nothing but good advice and regular communications. Please can you pass on my thanks to Mr Cave who completed the final part of the proceedings and the prompt forwarding of the monies due, just in time for my birthday."
"Dermot Burke helped me with a distressing Will dispute. He is a good listener, courteous, very astute and proactive. He is logical and does not waste time on irrelevant issues. He is very competent and well practised in Law. I recommend Bells."
"The help and support I got from Mr Burke and the team was fantastic. Without it I wuld not have been able to pursue my claim."