Burton's first to win sponsorship award

THE chambers of Michael Burton QC at 2 Crown Office Row has become the first set to win a Business Sponsorship Incentive Scheme award for backing a concert in the Purcell Tercentenary Festival.

The money will be used to sponsor another concert in the series, which will be staged at London's Wigmore Hall from October through to February.

An award was also made to solicitors Field Fisher Waterhouse. Tickets will be used to entertain clients.

Barrister Michel Kallipetis says: "We are delighted to have won this award and now plan to develop much closer links with the Festival through the Temple."

Other firms to have backed the festival include Eversheds and Linklaters & Paines.

Festival organiser Robert King says: "Lawyers clearly appreciate the PR benefits of sponsoring a prestigious musical event."