Burges Salmon LLP
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|Number of work placements:||40|
|Minimum qualification:||2.1 degree, any discipline|
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Application details and method of selection
Apply via employer's application form which is available online via firm website. Successful candidates will be invited to an assessment centre followed by an interview with a recruitment partner and member of the HR team. Selection for the winter vacation scheme is through an assessment day in November, summer scheme selection events are held in February.
Closing date for vacation scheme applications: winter: 2 November 2018, spring/summer 11 January 2019; closing date for training contract applications: 31 July 2019.
Firm description and career prospects
Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. We pride ourselves on delivering an excellent standard of legal and business advice to our clients. Many of our practice areas and sectors win awards and recognition as best in class. Our national and international client base ranges from private individuals to government departments and FTSE 100 companies including The Crown Estate, Nationwide, Lloyds Banking Group, John Lewis, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and FirstGroup.
The quality of our expertise is widely recognised across our main departments including corporate and financial institutions, dispute resolution, planning, construction and engineering, projects, real estate and private client. The key sectors in which we operate are energy, power and utilities, financial services, infrastructure, private wealth, the public sector, real estate, and transport.
Our people make Burges Salmon great. They embody and demonstrate our values of ambition, collaboration, commitment, fairness, quality and respect every day. Our distinctive culture is evident across the firm. Although we work far and wide, all our people are based in our HQ in Bristol. This means we all know and work with each other and never sit more than a few minutes’ walk apart. In fact, team playing is core to our approach to delivering a great client experience. We are accredited by Investors in People Gold and offer our people a generous benefits package, career development and progression, and a strong corporate responsibility programme. We believe it’s a great environment in which you’ll flourish.
The firm pays GDL and LPC fees for our future trainees to attend The University of Law. Maintenance grants of £7,000 are paid to LPC students, and £14,000 to students studying for both the GDL and LPC (£7,000 pa).
Burges Salmon offers 40 places over four paid vacation schemes. Candidates visit two departments of their choice supervised by a senior solicitor, and attend court visits and client meetings. Current trainees run skills training sessions, sports and social events that provide a real insight into life at the firm.
Training contract programme
Our six-seat training contract is designed to provide you with the greatest breadth of experience possible as a trainee. While traditional training contracts normally include four six-month seats, ours includes six four-month placements. This ensures you gain the maximum exposure to our varied practice areas and experience a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work from across our main departments.
As a trainee you will be given early responsibility balanced with truly open door support. From the beginning you will be learning from lawyers recognised as experts in their fields who are able to offer the advice and guidance you will need to develop into a trusted business adviser.
Corporate, banking, pensions, employment, commercial, dispute resolution, projects, construction and engineering, planning, real estate, tax, family
Type of practice
Corporate & Commercial, General Commercial, General Practice
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Diversity access schemes
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