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2018

"There's never been a partner named Salmon at the firm."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We sponsor a Gromit sculpture for the Grand Appeal whenever the Gromit Trail is on in Bristol, and there are two sculptures in our lobby!"
First year trainee, Bristol
"The trainees organise a trainee weekend away once a year. Last year's included a countryside manor and a hot tub."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We support the Bristol Children's Hospital Grand Appeal each year by buying one of the fairly sizable sculptures dotted around Bristol in a big treasure-hunt until they eventually reside in our atrium."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have an unofficial mascot, a gorilla statue in the foyer that I think is called Bert. Bert has his own security pass around his neck."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The paper is not pink because of the name Burges Salmon. The paper came first."
First year trainee, Bristol
"One department has regular Gin Fridays that are well attended."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2017

"We have constantly topped up biscuit jars on the fifth floor that are filled with good biscuits and chocolate bars."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have a Burges Salmon band complete with partners rocking out to chart toppers."
First year trainee, Bristol
"There's a cupboard filled with bottles of champagne somewhere but no trainee has been able to locate it (yet). Bottles get handed out for normal celebrations, such as completions, but also for some very random accomplishments, such as being the creator of the 20,000,000th document on our file site!"
Second year trainee, Bristol
"We have a cake trolley that visits each floor every Friday afternoon."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Each year, one of our partners provides cakes for the whole firm on Bob Dylan's birthday."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"We make fish puns all the time."
First year trainee, Bristol and sometimes London
"We have a Shaun the Sheep statue in our atrium."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2016

"This year the trainees organised a firm-wide charity event called 'I'm a partner, get me out of here!'. It saw three partners get 'gunged' in the atrium during the lunch time rush!"
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have our own history book containing the entire history of the firm."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Supposedly, our salmon pink letterhead paper pre-dates the firm's current name."
First year trainee, Bristol
"There is a giant red gorilla statue in the canteen."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Between Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Bert the Gorilla there are quite a few comical statues around the firm."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Following the re-brand, we have all received a goodie bag of branded stuff, including a salmon-shaped stress fish that has been merely ornamental (so far!)."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have an amazing cake trolley that comes round on a Friday."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The first trainee intake had seven trainees, one of whom is now a head of department. This year's trainee intake is 30."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2015

"We have a Burges Salmon rock/pop band."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We have an ever growing collection of fibre-glass animals created as part of charity events nationwide (including a gorilla and Gromit). I'm waiting for the addition of Shaun the Sheep soon."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"There is a cake trolley on a Friday afternoon."
First year trainee, Bristol

2014

"We send out all correspondence on salmon pink paper - who said lawyers don't have a sense of humour."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"We have statues of Gromit (named Lancelot) and a Gorilla (named Bert) in our lobby. Bert has his own email address and sends out many of the charity emails."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"We have a life-size gorilla statue in our canteen. He has his own security card, and wears different costumes during the year."
Second year trainee, Bristol
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