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Corporate Crime & Investigations Senior Associate

Burges Salmon
Bristol or London
Closing date
23 Aug 2024

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation, Crime
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details

Grow and Develop with Burges Salmon

Are you an experienced Corporate Crime & Investigations lawyer looking for a new opportunity? Join our Corporate Crime & Investigations Team (part of the firm's Dispute Resolution department), where you'll have access to top-calibre clients, with real responsibility and ownership from day one.

The Opportunity

Working closely with Band 1 ranked (Chambers) Guy Bastable, you will advise corporates, and their boards and directors, on business-critical issues concerning corporate crime, financial crime and regulatory enforcement. Our team specialises in crisis management, corporate and director liability, undertaking corporate internal investigations, engaging with regulators and defending complex investigations and prosecutions.

You will have good experience in corporate/financial crime and/or regulatory enforcement, ideally with experience of advising corporates in relation to large scale investigations and prosecutions.

You'll benefit from a varied workload, including serious fraud & money laundering; bribery & corruption; sanctions & export controls; corporate manslaughter, health & safety, inquests & inquiries, , and the recovery of the proceeds of crime (restraint & confiscation; seizure & forfeiture; unexplained wealth & civil recovery).

The Team

What others say…

The ‘outstanding' Guy Bastable … represents prominent clients from a range of industries in significant investigations … Clients say that he is ‘excellent and has meticulous legal knowledge,' adding: ‘He's a brilliant strategist'” (Chambers UK).

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 UK).

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 recently been voted by our people as RollOnFriday's ‘Best Firm to Work at 2024'.

And did you know our hybrid working model offers flexible working options too?


  • Building the Culture: Provide exceptional service and engage in cultural initiatives that enhance our workplace at Burges Salmon.
  • Delivering Results: Achieve personal goals, align efforts with firm objectives, and manage matters effectively.
  • Growing our People: Support team development, become an expert in your area, and seek opportunities for skill expansion.
  • Developing our Business: Understand client needs, lead CRM efforts, network, and collaborate for business growth.

What you'll need

  • Practical experience of some or all of the following:
    • Criminal law and procedure
    • Corporate criminal liability
    • Advising in relation to a large-scale criminal investigation
    • Advising a corporate in relation to a criminal investigation by the police, the SFO, HMRC, the FCA, the HSE, the EA, etc
  • Be a strong team player
  • Excellent interpersonal, client and commercial skills
  • Adaptable and able to deal with complex work under pressure
  • SRA registered lawyer


We will provide you with a collaborative environment, City-quality work and a transparent, structured path to advancing your career, guided by a supportive leadership team - as you would expect from RollOnFriday's ‘Best Law Firm to Work at' 2022 and 2023. Click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers.

As an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation, we have been awarded the highest level recognition for the firm's commitment to our people.

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 Victoria Lewton on 0117 307 6942.

Are you ready to blaze a trail with industry leaders? Make a leap. Make a splash…

Our commitments

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.

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.

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.
Company info
+44 (0) 117 939 2000
One Glass Wharf
United Kingdom

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