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Burges Salmon Graduate Careers

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Trainee Solicitor

  • Employer Burges Salmon
  • Salary(First Year) £45,000
  • Salary(Second Year) £47,000
  • Location Bristol
  • Vacancies 24
  • Deadline21/06/2024

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 The John Lewis Partnership, Costain Group, The Crown Commercial Service, Babcock International Group 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 an ambitious, sustainable and inclusive firm that ensures its clients, people and wider communities flourish. Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for our people and our clients. By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies, to individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

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. 

With offices in Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Dublin, the firm’s people work wherever clients need them to be, both within the UK and internationally. The firm works across the UK, with lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK — England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Burges Salmon’s clients include organisations such as The John Lewis Partnership, The Financial Services Compensation Scheme, FirstGroup, HSBC Bank plc, Virgin, Costain Group, The Crown Commercial Service, Babcock International Group and Highways England.  

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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