• Category:
  • Unit:
    Banking & Finance
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  • Location:
    Bristol, Edinburgh

We have an exciting opportunity for a a non-contentious Restructuring and Insolvency Lawyer to join the team.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing restructuring and insolvency team that forms part of, and works closely with, our wider banking and finance practice.

We welcome applications for both our Edinburgh and Bristol office.

The Firm

We bring new ideas and perspectives to everything we do, without ever 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.

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 a RollOnFriday's ‘Firm of the Year to Work for 2022'.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?


Ranked Tier 1 by both Chambers and Legal 500, we have an "extremely strong" (Legal 500) restructuring & insolvency team with extensive experience across a wide range of sectors including: renewable energy, real estate, pensions, retail, leisure and the public sector.

Whilst our team is based out of Bristol and Edinburgh, most of our domestic work originates in London and the rest of the UK. For cross-border matters, we work closely with our preferred firm international network. We are active members of R3, INSOL, INSOL Europe, ILA, TMA and IWIRC.

Recent works includes advising:

FTI on the sale of Cote Restaurants, Clarks on its Restructuring, Birmingham Bio on its debt and equity restructuring, Deloitte as administrators of Adelie Foods, Bakers + Baristas on its CVA, BDO as administrators of Bathstore and Causeway Capital on the acquisition of Patisserie Valerie

What others say

"The team effortlessly mix quality legal advice with common sense which stems from their experience and expertise in the marketplace."

"Burges Salmon's team is reliable, efficient and knowledgeable with approachable team members."

(Legal 500)


The team routinely advises a variety of stakeholders on complex domestic and cross border matters. We advise on distressed refinancings, corporate restructurings, distressed M&A, contingency planning and insolvency matters for clients including corporates, sponsors, distressed investors, banks and non-bank lenders, pensions trustees and insolvency practitioners.

You will work collaboratively, in partnership with your clients and form your thinking around their needs to ensure we deliver the right solutions when it matters. You will combine your legal expertise with in-depth knowledge across a range of industry sectors to secure the right outcomes for our clients.


  • Recent and relevant work experience gained from a firm with a strong banking/restructuring & insolvency practice, together with a sound commercial understanding of the market.
  • Non-contentious experience of working on a range of domestic and cross border restructurings.
  • Be familiar with finance documents and have a good understanding of insolvency proceedings.
  • You will be a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, and demonstrate a willingness to learn and be self-motivated.
  • You will need to be a registered Solicitor with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority

Get in touch!

If you would like to find out more about the role or the firm, please contact, in confidence, Penny Bowring T: +44 (0) 117 307 6201

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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
Personal/Professional development
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