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Burges Salmon LLP

Who said you can't have it all?

Burges Salmon is consistently ranked among the UK's most successful commercial law firms.  We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent standard of legal and business advice to our clients, which has led to many of our practice areas and sectors winning awards and recognition as best in class.  Our national and international client base ranges from private individuals to government departments and FTSE 100 companies including The Crown Estate, Nationwide, Lloyds Banking Group, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and FirstGroup.

We offer a cohesive, communicative environment which results in strong working relationships right across the firm and an enhanced service for our clients. The quality of our expertise is widely recognised across all our main departments including Corporate & Financial Institutions, Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Environment & Planning, Real Estate and Private Client.

We offer the opportunity to work with exceptional clients on outstanding cases against the backdrop of Bristol; consistently ranked as having the highest quality of life in England and Wales.

Breadth of experience, early responsibility

We recognise that developing talent is critical to our success.  Our six seat training contract is designed to provide you with the greatest breadth of experience possible as a trainee.  While traditional training contracts normally include four six-month seats, ours currently includes six four-month placements. This ensures you gain the maximum exposure to our varied practice areas and experience a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work from across our main departments.  

As a trainee you will be given early responsibility balanced with open door support.  From the beginning you will be learning from lawyers recognised as experts in their fields who are able to offer the advice and guidance you will need to develop into a trusted business adviser.  

Who should apply?

We accept applications from penultimate and final year law students, final year non-law students, graduates and those who are looking for a change in career. Successful candidates will have achieved or expect to achieve a 2.1 at degree level in any discipline and have achievements which demonstrate the exceptional personal skills necessary to become a lawyer at Burges Salmon.


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