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Financial Services Regulation Associate (Lawyer)

Burges Salmon
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Financial Services
Experience Level
5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Charting Regulatory Waters: Join Our Expert Financial Services Legal Team

Navigating the intricate landscape of financial regulation demands more than legal acumen—it requires agility, foresight, and a commitment to excellence. As an Associate (lawyer) in our esteemed Financial Services Regulation team, you'll be at the forefront of shaping compliance strategies for businesses that dare to innovate. From deciphering the nuances of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to demystifying the labyrinthine FCA/PRA handbooks, our specialists thrive on delivering pragmatic solutions. Whether it's safeguarding against anti-money laundering risks or steering clients through regulatory storms, we're the compass guiding businesses toward trust and growth.

The Team

The funds and financial services sector is constantly evolving against a challenging backdrop of legal and regulatory change. Many of our clients are at the forefront of new developments and innovation - we work closely with them to help them achieve their strategic goals and growth plans.

Working with a wide range of financial services business across the UK and overseas, we have extensive experience in helping to deliver clear, commercially-focused solutions to our clients for all types of regulatory issues.

Our expert lawyers assist clients with complex issues of interpretation arising under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (and related legislation), the FCA/PRA handbooks, consumer credit legislation and the anti-money laundering regime.

Click this link to find out more about the team and their key clients.


As an Associate at Burges Salmon, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping our workplace culture. Lead by example, set the tone, and champion positive change initiatives. Simultaneously, you'll drive results by aligning your efforts with overall priorities, effectively managing resources, and achieving personal goals. But it doesn't stop there—your commitment extends to nurturing our people. Actively develop junior collegaues, deepen your expertise, and foster a collaborative environment. Lastly, as you network and build connections, you'll contribute to the growth of our business through referrals and collaboration. Join us in making a difference.

What you'll need

- Relevant experience working on financial services regulatory or fintech matters and transactions.

- Good knowledge of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, subordinate legislation (including the Regulated Activities Order and the Financial Promotion Order) and the FCA Handbook (including COBS, CASS, SYSC and SUP).

- Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.

- Experience of effective matter management and business development activities.

- Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer.

The Firm

Are you ready to be part of a professional yet progressive environment? At our firm, we believe in the synergy of quality work and quality of life. Our collaborative culture is refreshing, it's why we attract some of the best legal minds in the industry and 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 2024'.

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!

To learn more about this opportunity or for a confidential conversation please contact: Victoria Lewton - 0117 307 6942


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
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