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Legal Technologist

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

Job Details

We have an exciting opportunity for a Legal Technologist to join our Innovation team which is a key part of our Transformation and Projects Team.  In line with the firm's strategy and continued investment in this growth area, the Legal Technologist will be part of a team involved in delivering cutting-edge solutions to our lawyers and clients.

The role of a Legal Technologist is fast-paced and varied. You will be involved in a diverse range of innovation initiatives and projects (everything from automation to client facing apps to AI); work with a variety of legal tech tools including collaboration and document automation technologies; support the team in working with clients and legal teams to provide legal technology consultancy advice, and to design and implement legal technology solutions; improve processes; test and trial new products; and promote and present on our legal technology to legal teams and clients, and encouraging innovative uses.

An interest in innovation and technology is a must for this role, you will also need to be highly organised with exceptional attention to detail. A natural problem solver, you will be professional and an excellent communicator. Flexibility in your approach will be essential, as you will need to manage a varied workload and prioritise effectively.  A legal background is beneficial but not essential, and we welcome applicants with other relevant experience e.g. computer science, STEM or business degree/qualification/experience.

What we're looking for:

  • An interest in innovation and technology, and an openness to new ideas.
  • Experience working with and knowledge of technology such as collaboration platforms, document automation, machine learning/AI, no-code platforms and ideally experience of using legal tech solutions such as HighQ, Contract Express, Luminance, Mural, DocuSign etc.
  • Strong knowledge of technology and IT literacy including MS Office.
  • Capable of quickly picking up and understanding new technologies.
  • Curiosity, with a desire to improve things.
  • Able to understand law firm or other high performance business environments and deal competently and diplomatically with lawyers and business services professionals of all levels.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with a professional approach to clients and the ability to collaborate effectively, build relationships and clearly articulate and explain legal technology solutions benefits in non-technical terms.
  • Ability to support workshops with clients and internal teams to gain a deep understanding of existing processes in order to advise and assist with the implementation of solutions.
  • Ability to produce engaging content to promote the work of the team and our legal tech solutions which is tailored to the audience and in a variety of form/media.
  • Effective personal organisational and time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple demands and prioritise workloads.

If you are looking to build a career in legal innovation and technology with great opportunity for growth and development, all with the support of both the wider Innovation team and our excellent Technology/IT department, then this role is for you.

About Burges Salmon

Our six core values – Ambition, Collaboration, Commitment, Fairness, Quality and Respect - are at the heart of everything we do and help to shape our unique culture. As well as high quality work and exciting development opportunities, we offer our people a professional, friendly and sociable working environment with a real sense of community.

A full overview of all the benefits of working at Burges Salmon can be found on the ‘working at Burges Salmon' section of our careers page.

We are delighted to have been named RollOnFriday's 'Best Law Firm to Work At' 2023, for the second year in a row, and also named as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2023 for the second year running.  Our commitment to excellence has recently been recognised by the IIP, which awarded us Platinum certification for investment in people. The Innovation team won the Legal Process Improvement Project of the Year 2023 awarded by the International Institute of Legal Project Management, and was shortlisted as Legal Technology team of the year at the Legal Business Awards 2023.

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 Leader we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process and offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We're committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working, full time or part time working patterns.

If you have any questions regarding the role or the interview process please contact Sophie Russell (Resourcing Advisor) at 

Closing date 3 June : If you are interested in applying, please submit an application as soon as you can


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
United Kingdom

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