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Senior Associate

Burges Salmon are offering an opportunity for an experienced Solicitor of at least 6 years' PQE  to join our leading team of specialist public inquiries, investigations, and inquests lawyers in Bristol. In this role, you can expect high quality work that has an impact on a national and international scale.

The Team

You would be joining a team of specialist investigation, inquest and public inquiry lawyers operating at the top of the market. The team is highly regarded and known for their sensitive, pragmatic and strategic approach to dealing with complex and high-profile investigations, including matters of national interest.

We are expanding our team due to an increase in instructions particularly in the area of public inquiries work. In joining Burges Salmon, you can expect to work and develop alongside market-leading experts on an enviable diet of complex and engaging public inquiries with opportunities to also be involved in inquests and investigations. Due to the firm's reputation and status, the team regularly tenders for and wins public work of the highest quality.

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with others in the 100+ strong Dispute Resolution department in order to provide excellent client service across the board.

What Others Say:

The team is Band 1 ranked in Chambers and recognised as a leading firm in both Litigation and specifically Public Law disputes.

‘An excellent offering with super smart lawyers and the skill set to match the best – the quality of a London firm but at regional prices.' (Legal 500, 2024).

"Burges Salmon has a highly commended team of well-reputed practitioners, known for handling high-value national and international disputes" (Chambers, 2023).

"[They are] renowned for high-profile disputes with a significant political dimension" (Chambers, 2023).

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 RollOnFriday's ‘Firm of the Year to Work for 2023', having also 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.

  • Building the Culture: Embrace your role as a role model to enhance Burges Salmon's workplace. Set the cultural tone and support change initiatives.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve personal goals, align contributions with overall priorities, and manage resources effectively to ensure successful project delivery.
  • Growing our People: Actively develop your team, enhance expertise in your field, and deepen your knowledge and skills.
  • Developing our Business: Network to foster collaboration and referrals.
What you'll need
  • Relevant experience working on large scale public inquiries (investigation and inquest experience also considered)
  • 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
  • Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland 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.


Roll on Friday Best Law Firm to work at 2024
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Burges Salmon, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0ZX

Meet the recruiterChris Jenkinson



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