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Grow and Develop with Burges Salmon

We bring new ideas and perspectives to everything we do, without compromising the quality of our work. Join us and you'll be surrounded by high quality work and specialist expertise every day, as you make an impact on a national and international scale.

We are looking for someone with procurement litigation experience, which will be their focus, but the candidate will also have opportunity to assist the wider department on more general commercial and public law contentious matters. 

The Firm:

Our working environment is professional yet progressive, where quality of work and quality of life go hand-in-hand. Our collaborative approach to how we do business is totally refreshing. It's what attracts some of the best legal minds in the industry and it's why our people love working here.

We are proud to have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation and have recently been voted by our people as the RollOnFriday ‘Firm of the Year for 2023' having achieved the same in 2022

We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, and 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.

The Team:

Our 100+ strong team of dispute resolution lawyers work on a diverse range of complex challenges facing their clients in the private and public sector. We focus on outcomes, not just process.

We have a strong reputation for core litigation services and have developed significant disputes practices in a range of industry sectors/legal specialisms.

Within the wider dispute resolution practice and cross firm Band 1 Chambers ranked public procurement group is a team of market-leading procurement disputes lawyers, with a reputation for litigating high profile cases for both Claimant bidders and Authorities.

They operate within and act for clients across a variety of sectors including the following:

  • Central Government
  • Higher Education
  • Transport
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Defence

The team are involved at all stages of procurement challenges, from pre-action through to High Court hearings/trials and in the Appeal Courts.  They are at the forefront of procurement law. Our procurement disputes lawyers seamlessly collaborate with our leading non-contentious procurement specialists to provide a complete procurement law service to our clients.

What others say…

“Burges Salmon has a highly integrated team of experienced and extremely able lawyers who are not only very bright, but immensely hard-working, and highly attuned to the commercial objectives of their clients” (Legal 500, 2023).

“Burges Salmon is renowned for high-profile disputes with a significant political dimension. It has powerful non-contentious and litigation practices advising public sector buyers and corporate providers of equipment, infrastructure and services” (Chambers, 2023)


At Burges Salmon, you will have a fair, transparent path to progression. To find out more click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers.

  • Building the Culture: You'll deliver service excellence on all client matters and participate in cultural initiatives that underpin life at the firm, making Burges Salmon a great place to work.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve your personal objectives and be aware of how to focus your contribution to support the firm's overall aims. Plan, control and resource matters effectively, delegating where appropriate and monitor delivery.
  • Growing our People: Actively contribute to the development of those you have responsibility for. Establish your standing as an ‘expert' in your chosen area / sector. Identify and take advantage of opportunities broaden your technical / client experience.
  • Developing our Business: Deepen your understanding of client needs and expectations, identify opportunities to lead CRM activities, build your own network and cross-refer work where appropriate

What you'll need:

  • Relevant experience working on complex procurement disputes.
  • Wider experience of commercial and/or public sector dispute resolution.
  • Ability to work well within and contribute to a high-performing, collaborative team.
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied workload.
  • Self-motivation and willingness to learn.
  • Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge would be advantageous.
  • You must be a SRA registered lawyer.


Click here for a full overview of our brilliant reward package and find out more about the benefits of a legal career with Burges Salmon, here.

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

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Chris Jenkinson - 0117 307 2246 - for an informal and confidential conversation.

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

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25 days annual leave
2 paid days leave volunteering
Pension and life assurance
Private medical insurance
Parental leave
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