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, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Corporate Finance Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   1+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description We are looking for a Corporate Finance Lawyer with strong commercial acumen, coupled with evidence of good quality experience, gained from a leading law firm. You should have excellent technical and team working skills, as well as being pragmatic and displaying flexibility and a willingness to undertake new areas of practice. Team Ranked tier 1, we are one of the largest dedicated corporate finance teams outside London and we are consistently ranked in the top tier category by the leading legal directories.  With 14 partners and more than 30 lawyers.  Burges Salmon stands "toe to toe with London firms " (Legal 500).  We advise on domestic and cross-border transactions for clients in a range of sectors, including energy, financial services, healthcare and leisure.  Work The Corporate Finance team works on a broad range of complex transactions for public and private companies, financial institutions, partnerships, industrial and provident societies and private individuals.  In addition to mergers, acquisitions and disposals (public and private), the team advises clients on private equity, equity capital markets (Official List and AIM), corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and the formation of investment funds. The team also advises clients on all aspects of company law, the Listing Rules, AIM Rules and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. Significant recent highlights included advising Premier Asset Management on its £140m AIM float and, Piper Private Equity and management on the disposal of the Lounges chain of restaurants for £137m.   The role gives excellent opportunities to use a wide-range of skills and experience. More information http://www.burges-salmon.co.uk/Practices/corporate/default.aspx    http://www.burges-salmon.com/practices/corporate/news/ Contact For further information, please contact in confidence; angela.parfitt@burges-salmon.com Tel:  +44 (0)117 307 6026 To apply Please click on the link below. Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer. No agencies please.              
Burges Salmon Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Construction and Engineering Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   1+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description Team Our construction and engineering team is ranked Band 1, National Leader; we have " considerable expertise in both contentious and contentious matters ." (Chambers). 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 development sectors. Work We specialise in all aspects of built infrastructure, with particular skills in the strategic projects and complex dispute resolution sectors.  With a genuine UK wide presence, clients include public authorities, utilities, developers and end-users of building and engineering services, consultants and contractors.  During the past year, we have seen projects through to contract and are involved in complex claims.  The range of work continues to grow and includes: - Energy (including nuclear, all forms of renewables and energy storage) - Infrastructure - Transport (including rail, road, airports and ports) - Regeneration and commercial development projects - Dispute avoidance and resolution We act for an impressive roster of purchaser and supplier clients on high-value non-contentious construction and disputes matters nationwide.   Key clients include Babcock, Costain, The Crown Estate, Highways England, London Underground, The National Trust and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. Further information www.burges-salmon.com/news-and-insight/?Specialist+expertise=Construction+and+Engineering Requirements If you would like to join us, you will need excellent academics, together with evidence of good quality training and, construction or wider commercial experience gained from a top firm.  Adaptability and enthusiasm are critical. Although not essential, we value an ability to handle both contentious and non-contentious work. We are also interested in candidates who are Scottish qualified and have energy sector experience.  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. Contact For further information please contact, in confidence, angela.parfitt@burges-salmon.com Tel: +44 117 307 6026 Applications To apply, please click on the link below. Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunities employer. No agencies please.            
Burges Salmon Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Corporate Tax Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   5+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   We are looking for a corporate tax lawyer to join our tier 1 tax team.  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 ATLD 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/ Contact For further information, please contact: angela.parfitt@burges-salmon.com Tel: 0117 307 6026 Applications To apply, please click on the Apply button below. No agencies please.  
Burges Salmon Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Incentives Professional / Incentives Lawyer   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   3+ 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. Clients Clients range from fast growing entrepreneurial businesses to multinationals, FTSE100 and household names. Contact For further information about this position please contact: angela.parfitt@burges-salmon.com   Tel: 0117 307 6026. Applications Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunities employer. No agencies please    
Burges Salmon Bristol, United Kingdom
Sep 04, 2017
Full time
Job Title   Trade Mark Attorney   Work Type   Full Time - Permanent   Experience   3+ years PQE   Job Location   Bristol   Level   Lawyer   Description   Team Our IP team is ranked in the top tier by both Chambers and Legal 500.  We have a " comprehensive commercial and contentious IP offering to rival those of City and international firms ".  Clients praise us for our “ concise, business-savvy advice ” (both Chambers) We offer advice on all aspects of intellectual property, including ownership and protection, exploitation and enforcement. Role We are looking for an experienced Trade Mark Attorney to provide well-informed, strategic and pragmatic advice in a client-facing position. This demanding but exciting role involves working with our close-knit team of contentious and non-contentious IP lawyers and being responsible for advising our client roster of global brands on all aspects of trade mark clearance, protection, enforcement and strategy. You will provide clearance advice for new product launches, deal with office actions, oppositions, and invalidity actions at the UK and EUIPO, as well as appeals.  You will also be expected to advise clients on potential infringement issues.  You must be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the bigger picture and provide outcomes-focussed, strategic advice.  We provide our clients with answers, not obstacles. We manage the trade mark portfolios of some of the world’s best known and most challenging brands.  Our IP client base includes: Discovery Channel Harrods John Lewis Starbucks Victoria's Secret Virgin Waitrose   Requirements - Chartered Trade Mark Attorney, with at least 3+ years PQE. - You will be a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload and prioritise effectively. - You should be able to demonstrate experience of advising clients in a commercial way.  - You must be commercially astute with strong analytical skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. - You will play a key role in supporting the global IP strategy of our growing and changing business. Key responsibilities Working with our Trade Mark Administrator to m anage all global trade mark filings and contentious proceedings. D evising and advising on worldwide TM filing strategies; liaising with local counsel worldwide Clearance advice Advising on office actions and how to deal with them, and responding to the UK and EUIPO Advising on and dealing with oppositions and other contentious proceedings at the UK and EUIPO Managing a high calibre and varied workload, as you will be given challenging and technical work Developing and growing our TM practice Contact For further information please contact, in confidence: angela.parfitt@burges-salmon.com Tel: 0117 307 6026 To apply Please click on the Apply button below. Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer. No agencies please.