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Burges Salmon Graduate Careers

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Training Contract 2024

  • Employer Burges Salmon
  • Salary Competitive
  • Location Bristol
  • Vacancies 25
  • Deadline23/06/2022

The AllAboutLaw perspective on Burges Salmon

If you're looking for exposure to a greater variety of practice areas during your training contract, then Burges Salmon's six-seat programme could be exactly what you're looking for. Based in Bristol and Edinburgh, the firm counts John Lewis Partnership, Costain, Crown Commercial Service, Babcock and Highways England among its roster of high-profile clients. 

The firm is known for its friendly and collaborative culture and you'll be given plenty of client and partner contact right from the start of your training contract. You'll complete your six seats in a range of practice areas, from banking and private client to real estate to dispute resolution. You'll also be given the opportunity to complete a client secondment or join one of the firm's preferred international law firms for a seat. Trainees are also encouraged to take part in volunteer or pro bono work alongside the firm's award-winning training programme.

What the firm says

Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. 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, John Lewis, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and FirstGroup. 

The quality of our expertise is widely recognised across our main departments including Corporate & Financial Institutions, Dispute Resolution, Planning, Construction & Engineering, Projects, Real Estate and Private Client. The key sectors in which we operate are energy, power & utilities, financial services, infrastructure, private wealth, public sector, real estate and transport.

We believe it is our people that make the firm great. Our values of ambition, collaboration, commitment, fairness, quality and respect shape our distinctive culture and are evident across the firm. All of our trainee solicitors are based at our HQ in Bristol which creates a collaborative and supportive environment.




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