Burges Salmon

Everything we do is driven by the needs of our clients.

We focus on quality. By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where we have extensive knowledge and experience, we achieve the best outcomes for our clients who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies to private individuals and families. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

We collaborate. We are all based in one location. However, we work wherever our clients need us to be, both within the UK and internationally. By having one base for all our people, we maintain a collaborative and cohesive culture which underpins the quality of our work and our client service. In short, we hire, train and retain the best people to work together to serve our clients and provide them with the best possible experience.

We work across the UK. We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We work internationally. Across the world we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.

We are confident in our model. In a rapidly changing world, our clients instruct us because we offer a different experience: unrivalled expertise, excellent service and exceptional value.

Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Real Estate Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   Newly Qualified+   Job Location   Bristol   Level   N/A   Description Have you just completed your training contract and now looking for a move into a nationally renowned Real Estate team? Are you looking for exceptional work in a Real Estate team that is consistently ranked in the top tier by both Legal 500 and Chambers? Is Bristol (which is a city that is constantly rated as one of the best places to live and work in the UK) somewhere that you see yourself developing a legal career and living a life outside of London? Burges Salmon have opportunities for newly qualified Solicitors to join us and we are keen to speak to bright, talented individuals about the exceptional working environment and market leading work we have to offer. Who are we? The team provides expertise to the real estate sector through many practice areas including investment, development, environment, finance, landowner, renewables, rural property and tenant advisory. For a full list of our specialisms visit: http://www.burges-salmon.co.uk/Practices/real_estate/default.aspx The team acts for a full range of clients, including institutional investors, listed and private property companies, banks, developers, public sector bodies, corporate occupiers and high net worth individuals. We are a National leader for wind farm and nuclear energy work. With a "commercial, can-do attitude" the team are "very effective; they cover an awful lot of specialisations" (Chambers) and as an NQ you will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the department's practice, working for a number of the Real Estate partners. What are we looking for? You will have trained at a top firm with a solid commercial real estate practice. You will have spent time in a Real Estate seat and, be able to articulate why this area of law is where you see yourself developing a successful career. You will be commercially minded, a strong team player and be able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively. Enthusiasm and a real focus on client service will be absolutely essential to your success. We are proud of our unique collaborative culture which means NQs and juniors work closely with lawyers who are leaders in the field. As a result, learning opportunities and the chance to make a real impact on market leading matters is a daily occurrence.    
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Real Estate Disputes Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   1+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   Team We are ranked tier 1 by both Chambers and Legal 500. “The team is what stands out; it is a really very impressive team atmosphere" and the firm is "the gold standard" for real estate litigation (Chambers).  Our team comprises two Partners and eight specialist property litigation lawyers.  We have market-leading experience in all forms of property related disputes, including mediations, arbitrations, as well as contested litigation.  Clients We act for property institutions, banks, occupiers, developers, investment companies and High Net Worth individuals.  Our clients include Virgin, Waterstones, EDF, First Group, Affinity Water, National Trust and The Crown Estate as well as a number of global investment banks. Work With a varied work load, you can expect to become involved in all or any of the following: * All aspects of commercial landlord and tenant disputes * Development disputes * HNW dilapidations and trust disputes * Real property rights disputes * Secured lending recoveries * Insolvency related issues * Claimant property professional negligence claims * Land Registry disputes Useful links: http://www.burges-salmon.com/practices/disputes_and_litigation/real_estate_litigation/news/ Requirements We look for excellent academics, coupled with evidence of first-class training and recent Real Estate litigation experience.  You should be a strong team player who is able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively.   You should also demonstrate a willingness to learn and be self-motivated.     
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Pensions Regulatory Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   3+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   We are looking for an experienced Pensions Regulatory Lawyer to join our exemplary Pensions team, which is consistently ranked in the top tier.  Our team has “ deep expertise in the full spectrum of pension matters, ranging from funding questions to regulatory compliance .” (Chambers) You should have an excellent academic record and 'hands-on' pensions regulatory experience gained at a professional firm with a first-class reputation for pensions work.  You should also be a strong team player, as one of our values is collaboration and, have good attention to detail, as you will be expected to manage a complex workload.  Experience in the supervision and bringing on of junior lawyers would be advantageous. Team   Our pensions regulatory lawyers have in-depth understanding of pensions regulatory bodies and advise on all aspects of pensions law, including PPF cases, scheme funding and governance, legal interpretation, strategic advice and buy-ins. “The ‘pragmatic’ Clive Pugh represented a global technology and manufacturing giant in complex funding negotiations with the scheme’s principal employer and, advised the trustees of the Silentnight Pension Scheme on the defence of judicial review proceedings.” (Legal 500) Work We provide advice and support on complex pensions regulatory matters, to both public and private sector clients.  Our work includes:  Clearance applications Regulatory investigations Scheme funding negotiations Clients The team advises on pensions regulatory schemes of all sizes and clients include Silentnight, Great Lakes and Brunel. Flexible working We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns.  
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Pensions Regulatory Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   0+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   We are looking for a junior Pensions Regulatory Lawyer to join our exemplary Pensions team, which is consistently ranked in the top tier by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  Our team has “ deep expertise in the full spectrum of pension matters, ranging from funding questions to regulatory compliance .” Chambers & Partners If you would like to join us, you should have an excellent academic record and evidence of 'hands-on' pensions experience gained at a professional firm with a first-class reputation for pensions work.  Although you may not have pensions regulatory experience, you should have a genuine interest to progress in this area and we would welcome applicants with knowledge of or an appetite for procedural issues, public law and privilege.  You should also be a strong team player, as one of our values is collaboration and, have good attention to detail, as you will be expected to manage a complex workload. Team Our pensions regulatory lawyers have in-depth understanding of pensions regulatory bodies and advise on all aspects of pensions law, including PPF cases, scheme funding and governance, legal interpretation, strategic advice and buy-ins. “The ‘pragmatic’ Clive Pugh represented a global technology and manufacturing giant in complex funding negotiations with the scheme’s principal employer and, advised the trustees of the Silentnight Pension Scheme on the defence of judicial review proceedings.” Legal 500 Work We provide advice and support on complex pensions regulatory matters, to both public and private sector clients.  Our work includes:  Clearance applications Regulatory investigations Scheme funding negotiations Clients The team advises on pensions regulatory schemes of all sizes and clients include Silentnight, Great Lakes and Brunel. Flexible working This role may suit flexible working, so we will consider applications from candidates who are looking for a part-time opportunity.  
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Pensions Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   0+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description We are looking for a junior Pensions Lawyer to join our exemplary Pensions team, which is consistently ranked in the top tier by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  If you would like to join us, you should have an excellent academic record and evidence of 'hands-on' pensions experience gained at a professional firm with a first-class reputation for pensions work.  You should be a strong team player, as one of our values is collaboration and, be able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, as you will enjoy a variety of work in different areas of the department's practice.   Team Our team “has ‘excellent industry knowledge’ and provides ‘practical and pragmatic’ ‘first-class advice’ on pensions in the regulatory field.” (Legal 500) We advise trustees and employers on non-contentious and litigious matters. We also assist trustees and private and public sector clients with defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes (whether opened, closed or in winding up) with all aspects of:  Specialist pensions legal advice Pensions disputes Document drafting Work The team provides advice to both public and private sector clients on all aspects of Pensions law. Our practice is largely free-standing, with only a small proportion of our turnover derived from corporate support work. Clients The team advises over 700 schemes, including:  AT&T, Babcock, Chanel, Crest Nicholson, FirstGroup, Great Lakes, Hampshire County Council, Honda, Leonardo, NAAFI, University of Oxford and Western Power Distribution. Flexible working This role may suit flexible working, so we will consider applications from candidates who are looking for a part-time opportunity.  
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Pensions Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   2+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   Team We are looking for a Pensions Lawyer to join our exemplary Pensions team, which is consistently ranked in the top tier by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.  Our team “has ‘excellent industry knowledge’ and provides ‘practical and pragmatic’ ‘first-class advice’ on pensions in the regulatory field.” (Legal 500) We advise trustees and employers on non-contentious and litigious matters. We also assist trustees and private and public sector clients with defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid schemes (whether opened, closed or in winding up) with all aspects of:  Specialist pensions legal advice Pensions disputes Document drafting Work The team provides advice to both public and private sector clients on all aspects of Pensions law. Our practice is largely free-standing, with only a small proportion of our turnover derived from corporate support work. Clients The team advises over 700 schemes, including:  AT&T, Babcock, Chanel, Crest Nicholson, FirstGroup, Great Lakes, Hampshire County Council, Honda, Leonardo, NAAFI, University of Oxford and Western Power Distribution. Requirements If you would like to join us, we look for an excellent academic record and evidence of 'hands-on' pensions experience gained at a professional firm with a first-class reputation for pensions work.  You should be a strong team player and be able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, as the successful candidate will enjoy a variety of work in different areas of the department's practice.  Experience in the supervision and bringing on of junior lawyers would be advantageous. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns.  
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Incentives Professional / Incentives Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   2+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in our Incentives team for an Incentives Professional or Lawyer. Work Our Incentives (or share schemes) lawyers have expertise in both HMRC approved schemes and unapproved arrangements. We advise on all the tax planning and corporate issues which relate to the establishment and running of incentive schemes, both for private and public companies. Our work also includes advice where appropriate on corporate governance issues and generally providing a full service to complement the work of our colleagues in corporate finance. Your work will involve all aspects of design, drafting and implementing incentive plans and share plans, as well as the various aspects of employment taxes. This includes all employee incentives, bespoke incentives, management team advice on transactions, plan and benefit reviews, etc. You may also write articles on incentives issues and present widely at both industry and client events. Skills and experience You should have an excellent academic record and evidence of 'hands-on' experience gained at a firm with a first-class reputation for incentives work. A desire to build on our excellent corporate client base and existing incentives practice will be important and, a proven ability to win new business will be an asset. You should also be a strong team player and be able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively. This role may suit flexible working, so we will consider applications from candidates who are looking for a part-time opportunity. Clients Clients range from fast growing entrepreneurial businesses to multinationals, FTSE100 and household names.
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Dispute Resolution Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   1+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   We are seeking a Dispute Resolution lawyer to join our Tier 1 team.  Team Our lawyers are “ pragmatic, sensible and intelligent ” (Chambers).  Our Dispute Resolution team is a major UK litigation practice which is “ very commercially orientated ” (Chambers).  We are recognised for handling a broad range of disputes for significant national and international clients.  Burges Salmon has been named RollOnFriday Law Firm of the year for three consecutive years. Work We have built a strong reputation for core litigation services and have developed significant disputes practices in a range of industry sectors and legal specialisms including Transport, Financial Services, Energy, Pensions, Fraud & White Collar Crime, Banking, IP, Heath & Safety, Food, Agriculture and Real Estate. Our junior lawyers get to work across a range of different practice areas before specialising and the nature of cases they handle range from team working on market leading, complex litigation to commercial cases for which they can assume prime responsibility. Our clients operate in both the private and public sectors, and include Airbus, BBC, Coca Cola HBC, Discovery Channel, Eurostar, Harrods, FirstGroup, Victoria's Secret, The Crown Estate, National Crime Agency, Nationwide Building Society and Royal Bank of Scotland.   We carry out litigation in London, internationally and throughout the rest of the UK, so candidates will be expected to have the flexibility to work in different locations and before different tribunals.  We are regularly involved in arbitrations and in industry-specific dispute resolution procedures, as well as acting in major regulatory and criminal investigations. Requirements You should have excellent academics, coupled with evidence of good quality training and experience gained at a firm with a reputation for high quality commercial disputes work.  You should be a strong team player with excellent interpersonal, client and commercial skills.  You will also need to be adaptable and able to deal with complex work. More information https://www.burges-salmon.com/expertise/core-expertise/dispute-resolution/ Salary and benefits From £52,000 depending on PQE More information https://www.burges-salmon.com/expertise/core-expertise/dispute-resolution/  
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Corporate Tax Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   4+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   We are growing our Tier 1 tax team, so looking for a for a senior Corporate Tax Lawyer to join us.  You will have strong academics, good quality experience gained at a leading law firm.  You should be flexible and willing to undertake new areas of practice. An existing CTA qualification and a specialism within the wider corporate tax environment, would be advantageous.  Team Our lawyers are renowned for providing high-quality creative and effective solutions to clients across a range of industry sectors, both nationally and internationally.  Our tax lawyers, including a number of chartered tax advisors, have comprehensive tax knowledge and deep sector insight, providing the highest legal advice to our clients. We play an integral supporting role in a wide range of transactions and also attract work on a standalone basis, both contentious and non-contentious.  We are " really commercial and proactive at suggesting workable solutions to problems " and " there is a high technical level for all members of staff, they are also very courteous and very good at progressing work " (Chambers). Clients Our clients range from corporate entities and trusts, to charitable bodies, as well as High Net Worth individuals domiciled in the UK and abroad. Clients include Cooperative Group, The Crown Estate, First, John Lewis, Ministry of Defence, Virgin, Yeo Valley Group, YTL Hotels, etc Work Working on a national and international scale, highlights include corporate restructurings, investment fund transactions and property transactions.  The team have advised clients and intermediaries on a wide range of tax issues including: Corporate finance support on trade and private equity deals HMRC investigations Management tax incentives on buy-in and buy-out Tax advice to buyers and sellers of development land Advice to investment funds on inward investment in UK commercial and residential property Advice on tax efficient extraction of value from private companies and partnerships Advice on innovative user of partnership structures SDLT and ATED advice to residential and non-residential persons regarding investment in UK urban and rural property Disclosure of tax irregularities and HMRC under the various disclosure regimes Maximising entrepreneurs relief of SSE on setting-up and disposing of real estate assets and shares Tax based mediation Issues surrounding VAT and sales by receivers, etc This role provides excellent opportunities to use a wide-range of skills and experience.  With a varied work load, you can expect to become involved in all or any of the following: Corporate finance support Structuring acquisition and disposals Advising on corporate reconstruction and group arrangements Investigations and enquiries Structuring property transactions for landowners, funds and end users Asset finance support Employee related tax advice Advice to minimise shareholder tax EIS, SEIS VCT and corporate venturing advice Partnership tax Environmental taxes Tax advice to owner-managed businesses Tax-related litigation More information https://www.burges-salmon.com/expertise/specialist-expertise/tax/  
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Corporate Tax Associate   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   0+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   We are growing our “market leading” (Chambers) corporate tax team, so looking for a Tax associate with strong academics, coupled with evidence of good quality training and experience to join us.  We will consider qualified tax professionals, as well as lawyers, with a non-legal background and excellent advisory experience. You should display enthusiasm, energy and flexibility.  The role will involve working between our Bristol headquarters and our London office. Team Our “premier tax team” (Legal 500) provides an expanding national and international client base with a full range of services.  As well as building relationships with a wide range of clients, the team continually seeks to deliver an exceptional quality of service to those clients.  The team undertakes tax work on a standalone basis as well as playing an integral role in supporting a wide range of transactions. We work collaboratively within the firm to develop our business by providing exceptional client service. Working on a national and international scale, highlights include advising on major M&A and private equity transactions, real estate development and acquisitions, investment structures and financing transactions, as well as tax litigation and employee related advisory work.  Duties and responsibilities There will be opportunities to take on a sector focused role and to build your profile both within the firm and externally.  In addition to dealing with general advisory work (both contentious and non-contentious), M&A, corporate restructurings, international tax issues, real estate and funds work, there will be opportunity to develop specialisms in strategic areas.   The corporate tax team works closely with the firm’s high profile private wealth team and there will be opportunity to develop skills that enable us to provide a seamless service to clients requiring both business and private wealth advice. Qualifications, skills and experience We are now looking to expand the team further.  We are, therefore, looking to recruit a driven and ambitious tax professional.  As well as being commercially focused and technically strong, we are looking for someone who wants to take responsibility quickly in an atmosphere that supports and rewards commitment and collaboration.   We will consider both lawyers and other tax professionals.  A focus on detail and the quality of client delivery is critical.  We would look to support you in developing your skills rapidly and in taking on early responsibility for both transactional and advisory work.  We also have a strong record, and a very high pass rate, in supporting recently qualified individuals who wish to take their CTA exams.  The role will be based in Bristol and, will involve working between our Bristol headquarters and our London office. More information https://www.burges-salmon.com/expertise/specialist-expertise/tax/ Salary and benefits From £50,000 depending on PQE.  We also offer a competitive benefits package: https://www.burges-salmon.com/careers/working-at-burges-salmon/benefits-and-rewards/    
Burges Salmon Bristol, UK
Oct 03, 2018
Full time
Job Title   Construction and Engineering Lawyer (Infrastructure Projects)   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   3+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   N/A   Description   We are looking for a well-rounded Construction & Engineering Lawyer and, this opportunity would particularly suit candidates interested in developing a practice in energy and/or transport projects.  If you would like to join us, you will need excellent academics, together with evidence of good quality training, with a good grounding in construction contracts and procurement and wider commercial experience gained from a top firm.  Adaptability and enthusiasm are critical.  You should have already gained some experience in the supervision and bringing on of junior lawyers. We also value an ability to handle advisory and troubleshooting work. Team Our construction and engineering team is ranked Band 1, National Leader; we have "considerable expertise in both contentious and contentious matters." and according to one observer is ‘as good as any magic circle firm’.  Five of our lawyers have individual rankings (Chambers 2017).   Our widely respected team is one of the largest dedicated construction teams in the UK, with a strong profile in construction procurement and noted for our focus on the transport, infrastructure, energy and real estate development sectors. Work We specialise in all aspects of built infrastructure, with particular skills in the strategic projects and complex dispute resolution.  With a genuine UK-wide presence, clients include central and local government, utilities, developers and end-users of building and engineering services infrastructure service providers, contractors and consultants.  The range of work continues to grow and includes: - Energy Infrastructure (including nuclear, all forms of renewables and energy storage) - Transport Infrastructure (including rail, road, airports and ports) - Regeneration and commercial development and - Dispute avoidance and resolution work in all the above We act for an impressive roster of purchaser and supplier clients on high-value non-contentious construction and disputes matters nationwide.  Key clients include: Affinity Water, Costain, The Crown Estate, Highways England, The National Trust, Transport for London, Transport for Wales and a wide range of infrastructure funders and investors.  We are working on projects such as: the Thames Tideway Tunnel, HS2, nuclear new build, the O2, M4, and Filton Airport development. Further information www.burges-salmon.com/news-and-insight/?Specialist+expertise=Construction+and+Engineering We are also interested in candidates who are Scottish qualified.  The firm will support and fund successful candidates to become dual qualified (if not already English law qualified), including study leave and exam hotel expenses.