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Dispute Resolution Associate

Burges Salmon
London or Edinburgh
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Looking for an opportunity to cast your net even wider?

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.

Burges Salmon are looking for an Associate to join our growing Dispute Resolution practice in Edinburgh. It's an exciting time to join a practice at an early stage, which will provide excellent growth opportunities while growing alongside industry leaders.

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 a RollOnFriday "Best Law Firm to Work At" for the last three years.

We also offer flexible working via our hybrid working model.

Our Edinburgh office opened in May 2019 and has grown from 6 pioneering, talented lawyers, to a team of 50 lawyers, working alongside the firm's specialist teams in Bristol and London. 

 The Team

Burges Salmon's over 100 strong Dispute Resolution team have a strong reputation for litigation and alternative dispute resolution include dispute avoidance management in a range of sectors including Transport, Financial Services, Energy & Utilities, Banking & Finance, and Real Estate.

Focusing on outcome and not just process, our lawyers take responsibility for helping clients arrive at the right solution to their issue, minimising impact and maximising success.  We work across a range of different practice areas and the cases you will handle will range from team-working on market leading, complex litigation, to commercial cases where you will be given prime responsibility under the supervision of our senior team of Scottish based Dispute Resolution lawyers.

Our clients operate in both the private and public sectors, and include:

Abellio Scotrail Ltd, FirstGroup, The Crown Estate, John Lewis plc, National Crime Agency, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Waitrose & Partners, Lloyds Banking Group.

What do others say?

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)

What you'll need

  • Relevant experience working on Property Litigation and Commercial Disputes. We are open-minded as to how that experience is made up, however the ideal candidate will have property litigation experience.
  • Work well with others, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Experience of supervising and supporting others to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Must be a 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.

Are you ready to blaze a trail with industry leaders? Make a leap. Make a splash…


Standing with you. Ambitious for you.

Standing with you, we’re ambitious to provide the best service for you – and it’s ambition with purpose. 

In a rapidly changing world, our commitment to environmental sustainability, and our social, inclusion and diversity responsibilities, are central to that purpose – enabling us to support you with your own response to these opportunities.

We’re down-to-earth, straightforward and strategically switched-on. You benefit from our specialism in complex legal areas, along with market sector expertise that’s as deep as it is focused.

We’re always accessible, always responsive. Between you and us, there are no barriers. 

Above all, you’ll find our commercial edge is matched by a genuine caring culture – for you, for our people and for the wider communities around us.

It’s what makes us a law firm you can trust. One you’ll enjoy working with.  

Our vision

Our vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.

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 individuals, families and their global wealth. We are trusted to help them with everything from their everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

  • UK-wide: We have lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • International: Across the world, we work with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – our Preferred Law Firm network.
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+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
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