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Grow and develop with Burges Salmon

Are you an experienced projects Solicitor looking for a new opportunity? Join our flagship team of sector specialist projects lawyers, where you can have direct involvement in bringing innovative and nationally significant projects to fruition. Here you can expect your work to be of a high quality with a national impact.

The Opportunity

We are expanding our team in order to meet increasing client needs and are looking to recruit in our speciality renewable energy team sectors, where we have an extensive pipeline of work. In joining Burges Salmon, you can expect to work and develop alongside market-leading experts, providing regulatory and commercial legal advice on an enviable diet of complex and engaging projects. Due to the firm's reputation and status, the team regularly tenders for some of the most innovative and important projects nationwide.

The team is Tier 1 ranked and known for being one of the largest Projects Departments outside of London, with specialists singled out as 'leaders in their fields' (Legal 500, 2024). The Partners have a wealth of experience to impart and are very approachable and collaborative.


The Team

What others say…

The team is Tier 1 ranked in The Legal 500  and recognised across various sectors in Chambers.

'They were impressive in their depth of experience, their ability to resource our needs at all levels and their innovate ways of offering an attractive service offering.' - The Legal 500 (2024)

‘Burges Salmon is unique in that it delivers the quality of service you would expect from a London City firm at Bristol rates. The team are approachable, well informed and very easy to work with.' - The Legal 500 (2024


What you'll need
  • Relevant, practical experience providing regulatory and commercial legal advice on large-scale projects.
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Demonstrable experience or interest within any of our key sectors (Energy, Defence, Sustainable Transport/Infrastructure, or public procurement)
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer

We will provide you with a collaborative environment, City-quality work and a transparent, structured path to advancing your career, guided by a supportive leadership team - as you would expect from RollOnFriday's ‘Best Law Firm to Work at' 2022 and 2023. Click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers.

As an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation, we have been awarded the highest level recognition for the firm's commitment to our people.

Get in touch!

Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right next career for you.  For a confidential conversation call Chris Jenkinson on 0117 307 2246.


Please click on the link to upload your CV and covering letter.

Our commitments

It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities.  As a Disability Confident employer, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.

We are committed to finding the right person for this role, and we are open to discussing flexible, full time or part time working patterns. We have a successful hybrid working model, which provides another way for our people to work with flexibility.

Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Competitive Salary
25 days annual leave
2 paid days leave volunteering
Pension and life assurance
Private medical insurance
Parental leave
Flexible working
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