Colin Burns


Colin Burns LLP is a Partner in Gerald Edelman LLP

"Colin takes a great interest in our business… he isn't just our accountant but an integral part of the business who I feel really cares about our ongoing success"

Steven Glancy

Partner, Berkshire Holdings LLP

It’s important to me that my clients feel at ease and know that whatever issues come their way, I will always be available to help them with every eventuality. I aim to provide my clients with clear and meaningful advice on all matters relating to taxation and financial planning.

My core focus involves advising clients on how to mitigate their tax liabilities by structuring both their business transactions and their personal planning. I have a diverse portfolio across a broad range of sectors including property trading, investment and development companies, together with several dental practices and businesses involved in the world of contemporary art. I also handle the tax affairs of a large number of high net worth private clients and their estates.

If you’re interested…
I joined Gerald Edelman in 1976 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1981. I subsequently became a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in 1985. I was admitted to the partnership in 1986 and recently passed the examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants to become licensed to offer Probate Administration services.

What is the most exciting thing on your bucket list?
I would love to go back and see more of the Galapagos Islands, which is the most special place I have ever visited. If they don’t convince you that Darwin’s theory was correct, nothing will!

If you could have dinner with anyone who would it be?
Lauren Laverne or Kirsty Young as they meet the most diverse range of talented people on Desert Island Discs! I would love to hear their thoughts on some of their guests over the years.

Who inspires you?
Winston Churchill – he inspired a generation in their hour of need.

What one piece of advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
Don’t waste too much time sleeping – there’s a big world out there to discover!