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Newly Qualified Solicitor - Dispute Resolution

Employer
Burges Salmon
Location
Bristol (City Centre), Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Permanent
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE
Role Classification
Lawyer

Job Details

We are fresh, we are fearless, we are growing. Make the leap, make a splash.

Here at Burges Salmon, we bring new ideas and perspectives to everything we do, without ever compromising the quality of our work. Join us and you'll have every opportunity to fulfil your potential as you help shape our future – and we'll support you all the way.

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 been voted by our people as a 'Best Law Firm to Work At' in RollonFriday's national surveys for the last 3 years.

The Team

Our 100+ strong team of dispute resolution lawyers work on a diverse range of complex challenges facing their clients. We focus on outcomes, not just process.

You'll work with clients in the private and public sector across a range of different practice areas. Working as part of a team you'll handle market leading, complex litigation to commercial cases. We have a strong reputation for core litigation services and have developed significant disputes practices in a range of industry sectors/legal specialisms including; Transport, Financial Services, Energy, Pensions, Fraud & White Collar Crime, Banking, IP, Heath & Safety, Food, Agriculture and Real Estate.

What others say…

‘A standout offering of magic circle quality without the equivalent billing.' and  'They are excellent lawyers, commercial, pragmatic, down to earth and very approachable and easy to work with.' (The Legal 500, 2024)

Key clients include:

FirstGroup, John Lewis plc and Waitrose & Partners, Aerium Group, St Modwen, Virgin Active, HSBC, Waterstones Booksellers, Transport for London/Greater London Authority and Lloyds Banking Group.

Responsibilities

At Burges Salmon, you will have a fair, transparent path to progression. To find out more click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers.

  • Building the Culture: You'll deliver service excellence on all client matters and participate in cultural initiatives that underpin life at the firm, making Burges Salon a great place to work.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve your personal objectives and be aware of how to focus your contribution to support the firm's overall aims.
  • Growing our People: Establish a strong skills foundation, proactively looking for opportunities to broaden your technical / client experience wherever possible, and bring your best to all that you do.
  • Developing our Business: Assist efforts to develop new client relationships and enhance existing alliances.

What you'll need

  • Relevant experience or demonstrable interest in working on high quality and complex legal disputes
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Must be qualifying as a SRA or Law Society of Scotland registered lawyer in 2023

Benefits

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. Our hybrid working policy allows our employees the flexibility to work from home up to 60% of their working pattern, while benefiting from direct, in-person supervision and our enviable culture.

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.

Have we hooked you yet? Make a leap. Make a splash…

Company

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.
Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
Location
One Glass Wharf
Bristol
BS2 0ZX
United Kingdom

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