Burges Salmon
Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
21 Aug 2019
20 Oct 2019
Role Classification
Practice Area
Corporate, Real Estate
Contract Type
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE

Unique Opportunity To Realise Your Potential

Burges Salmon has officially arrived in Scotland! Our recent opening of an Edinburgh office is part of our organic growth plan to better support the needs of our Scottish clients and continue to deliver an exceptional client service.

When you join the Burges Salmon, Edinburgh office, you will be at the forefront of a new venture for a market-leading firm at an exciting time of expansion. You will benefit from the guidance, support and expertise of an award-winning Leadership team.

Joining us now and you will benefit from a unique, professional opportunity to shape Burges Salmon's future and your professional prospects.  We understand the importance of choosing the right business with which to align your career aspirations and professional development so you'll benefit from a structured path to advancing your career. 

Our collaborative environment, means you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for your work and to be trusted to get on with things.  We will provide you with a professional, friendly and sociable setting in which to thrive and realise your potential.


Our Partners and Lawyers have regularly travelled to work in Scotland on a regular basis. Due to considerable, organic growth of the Scottish practice over the last decade, Burges Salmon has recently moved into the heart of Edinburgh’s Exchange District. Here, you will be at the centre of the City’s financial and business district with easy access to some of the best attractions the city has to offer, including the theatre, museums, art galleries, shopping and restaurants.


When you join Burges Salmon, you will be part of a firm that competes at the highest level of the legal market, working with entrepreneurial businesses, large corporates, institutions and public bodies. We provide our clients with a wide range of services, often at critical moments when astute legal advice and commercial guidance are needed. Working collaboratively, in partnership with our clients, we form our thinking around their needs to ensure we deliver the right solutions when it matters.

What others say...

Corporate: "an impeccable level of service all round, including value for money" - Legal 500 2019

Real Estate: "a top class law firm, staffed with excellent lawyers who offer extremely commercial advice in a very user friendly manner." - Chambers UK Legal Directory

Planning: "Burges Salmon provides a depth of experience and knowledge... and their flexibility in providing support during some challenging times is of great value to the client." - Chambers UK, 2019


As a qualified lawyer at Burges Salmon, you will be expected to contribute, support and enhance Burges Salmon’s unique proposition in a manner consistent with the firm’s core values. You will be expected to actively participate in the firm’s efforts to cultivate new and existing clients; to continue to improve your technical skills and your understanding and application of the professional standards required of you as a lawyer; and to contribute positively to the culture of the firm.

At Burges Salmon, we value a collaborative approach to work and therefore you will be a team player, comfortable with taking instruction and leading others.


We look for individuals who have developed themselves and their capabilities, coupled with strong commercial acumen and experience. You will have recent work experience in your specialist sector. 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.

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

Our Culture, Our Deal

Our unique model and culture means we haven't chosen to grow through mergers or acquisition.  Rather, we have opted for organic through our people.  Find out more about our culture, values and the "Deal", Here.

Your pay and benefits are competitive and linked to your contribution, so you know that your hard work is being recognised.  Find out more about our rewards offering, Here.

Get in touch!

Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right next career for you.  For a confidential conversation call or email:

Victoria Lewton

T:  0117 307 6942 E:

We know that making a move can be daunting, so if you just want to have an informal chat about the opportunity and take some time to have a think before submitting an application, please get in touch with Victoria.

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