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Charting Regulatory Waters: Join Our Expert Financial Services Legal Team

Navigating the intricate landscape of financial regulation demands more than legal acumen—it requires agility, foresight, and a commitment to excellence. As an Associate (lawyer) in our esteemed Financial Services Regulation team, you'll be at the forefront of shaping compliance strategies for businesses that dare to innovate. From deciphering the nuances of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to demystifying the labyrinthine FCA/PRA handbooks, our specialists thrive on delivering pragmatic solutions. Whether it's safeguarding against anti-money laundering risks or steering clients through regulatory storms, we're the compass guiding businesses toward trust and growth.

The Team

The funds and financial services sector is constantly evolving against a challenging backdrop of legal and regulatory change. Many of our clients are at the forefront of new developments and innovation - we work closely with them to help them achieve their strategic goals and growth plans.

Working with a wide range of financial services business across the UK and overseas, we have extensive experience in helping to deliver clear, commercially-focused solutions to our clients for all types of regulatory issues.

Our expert lawyers assist clients with complex issues of interpretation arising under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (and related legislation), the FCA/PRA handbooks, consumer credit legislation and the anti-money laundering regime.

Click this link to find out more about the team and their key clients.


As an Associate at Burges Salmon, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our workplace culture. Lead by example, set the tone, and champion positive change initiatives. Simultaneously, you'll drive results by aligning your efforts with overall priorities, effectively managing resources, and achieving personal goals. But it doesn't stop there—your commitment extends to nurturing our people. Actively develop junior collegaues, deepen your expertise, and foster a collaborative environment. Lastly, as you network and build connections, you'll contribute to the growth of our business through referrals and collaboration. Join us in making a difference.

What you'll need

- Relevant experience working on financial services regulatory or fintech matters and transactions.

- Good knowledge of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, subordinate legislation (including the Regulated Activities Order and the Financial Promotion Order) and the FCA Handbook (including COBS, CASS, SYSC and SUP).

- Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.

- Experience of effective matter management and business development activities.

- Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer.

The Firm

Are you ready to be part of a professional yet progressive environment? At our firm, we believe in the synergy of quality work and quality of life. Our collaborative culture is refreshing, it's why we attract some of the best legal minds in the industry and are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as a RollOnFriday's ‘Firm of the Year to Work for 2024'.

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and we're open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns. 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.

Get in touch!

To learn more about this opportunity or for a confidential conversation please contact: Victoria Lewton - 0117 307 6942 

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Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0ZX

Meet the recruiterVictoria Lewton



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