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Regulatory Senior Associate

Burges Salmon
Bristol or London
Closing date
17 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

Grow and Develop with Burges Salmon

We are looking for an experienced regulatory lawyer to join our Business Crime & Regulatory Investigations Team (part of the firm's Dispute Resolution department).

The Team:

Our 100+ dispute resolution lawyers work on a diverse range of complex challenges facing their clients in the private and public sector.

Our Business Crime & Regulatory Investigations Team advises corporates, and their boards and directors, on business-critical issues concerning corporate/financial crime and regulatory enforcement.  They specialise in crisis management, corporate and director liability, undertaking corporate internal investigations, engaging with regulators and  defending complex investigations and prosecutions.

We are looking for a lawyer with strong experience in regulatory enforcement.  In particular, we are interested in speaking to those with experience of advising corporates in relation to large scale investigations and prosecutions.

At Burges Salmon you will have the opportunity to be involved in varied work load, including; corporate manslaughter, inquests, health and safety, internal investigations, and reputational and public relations issues. You will be regularly working with corporate clients to review and avoid legal risks in the areas most relevant to them. 

You can expect to be involved in a range of high profile, complex cases from the outset of your career with us. As your experience grows, you will assume prime responsibility for key aspects of cases. You will work closely with highly regarded Partners, including  "The Lawyer - Hot 100" ranked Partner, Charlotte Whitaker. 

What others say…

“A first-class team with strength and depth in all areas. Immense experience, combined with hard work and excellent judgment make them a difficult team to beat” (Legal 500, 2024).

“Burges Salmon houses a specialist team of practitioners who are highly expert at providing advice on the full range of civil and criminal health and safety matters” (Chambers, 2023)


  • Practical experience of some or all of the following:
    • Large-scale Inquests
    • Advising businesses on complex regulatory issues
    • Advising in relation to health & safety compliance and regulatory risk
  • Able to work well within a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, client and commercial skills
  • Adaptable and able to deal with complex work under pressure
  • SRA registered lawyer

The Firm:

At Burges Salmon, you will benefit from a transparent, structured path to advancing your career, guided by a supportive leadership team. For more information on career progression, click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers

We will provide you with a collaborative, friendly environment and City-quality work, as you would expect from the 'UK Law Firm of the Year' (Legal Week British Legal Awards, 2020). We are also proud to have been awarded RollOnFriday ‘Best Law Firm to Work at' 2022, 2023, and 2024, due to having the highest employee satisfaction rate in their national surveys.

We have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation, which is the highest level awarded, in recognition of our firm's commitment to our people.

We are committed to finding the right person for this role, and we are open to discussing flexible, full time or part time working patterns. We have a successful hybrid working model, which provides another way for our people to work with flexibility.


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.

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!

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 Chris Jenkinson on 0117 307 2246.


Please click on the link to upload your CV and covering letter.

Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer.


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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