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Business Researcher

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

Job Details

Are you a detail-oriented researcher passionate about business intelligence? Whether you have a legal background or not, this is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of a team that values knowledge and information as the cornerstone of legal expertise.

We're looking for a Knowledge & Information Services Business Researcher to join our team at Burges Salmon, working on a hybrid basis from our Bristol office. In this role you will gather, organise, and deliver critical information on clients, prospects, and industry sectors, empowering our legal teams to excel. 

Please note we are recruiting for this role on a part-time basis (21 hours per week). 

What you'll be doing:

  • Conduct thorough research and analysis to produce up-to-date reports on clients, potential clients, and target sectors.
  • Generate competitive intelligence reports for benchmarking purposes.
  • Forge strong connections with legal and business development teams to enhance the utilization of business information services.
  • Proactively evaluate and recommend enhancements to our business research processes and end-user deliverables.
  • Collaborate with the Knowledge and Information Services (KIS) team to raise awareness among lawyers about business information resources through engaging presentations.

What we're looking for:

  • Proven ability to distill complex information from diverse sources into clear, concise reports.
  • Proficiency in information acquisition techniques, including adept use of online resources.
  • A solid understanding of business environments and corporate structures.
  • Discretion in handling sensitive and confidential data.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • A meticulous approach to tasks, with an eye for detail.
  • Resilience under pressure and adept at prioritizing tasks.
  • A collaborative spirit, ready to work as part of a dedicated team.

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' 2024, for the third 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.

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 

This advert will close as soon as we have received sufficient applications. 


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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