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Real Estate Associate

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

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Real Estate
Experience Level
2-5yrs PQE, 5+ yrs PQE
Role Classification

Job Details


Grow and Develop with Burges Salmon

Are you a motivated and capable Real Estate Solicitor looking for a new opportunity?

Join our market-leading Real Estate Team, where you'll work with top commercial clients, with excellent career prospects and training as part of a top tier commercial real estate practice.

The Opportunity

We are looking for qualified Solicitors with at least three years' qualified experience in real estate law.

Working closely with an outstanding group of Partners, you will advise and support a wide array of clients on the full range of transactional and advisory real estate services, particularly within the commercial real estate sector.

Our clients are institutional investors, listed and private property companies, banks, developers, public sector bodies, corporate occupiers and high net worth individuals. We are also a national leader for wind farm and nuclear energy work.


The Team

What others say…

‘The commercial property team is outstanding, well-led, well-resourced and very capable. The team has an excellent knowledge base and considerable experience. They are able to take a commercial perspective and give well-considered advice.'  The Legal 500, 2024.

Key clients include:

John Lewis/Waitrose, UK Atomic Energy Authority, Greater London Authority, Historic England, Virgin, EDP Renewables, St Modwen, the Crown Estate, Transport for London, Skanska, YTL, London & Regional Properties, , Lloyds, HSBC, Welsh Government, Gresham House, Twitter, Church Commissioners, National Trust, EDF.

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 a RollOnFriday's ‘Best Law 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

  • Relevant experience working on commercial real estate transactions
  • Be a strong team player, with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively
  • Be self-motivated and willing to learn
  • Experience of leading others to develop their skills and knowledge.
  • Must be a SRA or Law Society of Scotland 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.

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.

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.


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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