Skip to main content

Chartered Legal Executive

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

View more

Job Details

We are offering the opportunity for someone to join us as a Chartered Legal Executive to work with our Real Estate and Planning teams

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with, and learn from, our world class lawyers in the Real Estate and Planning teams, on some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in England and Wales covering nationally significant renewable energy, transport and water schemes.  You will be an integral part of the wider teams, helping create a cross-team, unified approach to our clients' needs.  You will be responsible for helping run a team of more junior legal executives, liaising internally with stakeholders within the Real Estate and Planning units, and helping to shape the direction and practices for your team, working to deliver a high quality client-led service.

Could this be an exciting next step in your legal career?

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working on large scale energy and other infrastructure projects, you will be a vital part of our legal teams.
  • Leading a team of junior/trainee legal executives.
  • Ensuring the quality of work within the team is of the quality required.
  • Helping develop working practices, putting your stamp on how the team works
  • You will be drafting, reviewing and negotiating legal documents and agreements.
  • Working across both the Real Estate and Planning units, you'll be pulling together strands from multiple sources at the same time.
  • Dealing with large volumes of landowner agreements, specialist agreements and other legal documentation.
  • Responding to queries and updating clients as needed

Qualifications and Key Skills

  • Strong attention to detail is required due to the nature of the work.
  • Strong experience as a legal executive, ideally at chartered status.
  • Staying calm under pressure, often working to tight timelines/turnarounds whilst maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to build strong relationships with a range of stakeholders that range from solicitors, partners, marketing, client support team, legal support and other legal executives
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and research
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office software, the internal time recording system and online research resources.

 Get in touch!

For more information about this role, please contact Nick Hixson - Confidentiality is assured.


To apply, please submit your CV using the link below.

This job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. 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.
Company info
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert