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 in August followed by an interview with a recruitment partner and member of the HR team. Selection for the summer vacation scheme is through an assessment day in February.
Closing date for vacation scheme applications: winter: 4 November 2016, spring/summer 12 January 2017; closing date for training contract applications: 31 July 2017.
Firm description and career prospects
Burges Salmon is an 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, which has led to many of our practice areas and sectors winning 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, public sector, real estate and transport.
We believe it is our people that make the firm great. Our values of ambition, collaboration, commitment, fairness, quality and respect shape our distinctive culture and are evident across the firm. All our people are based in our HQ in Bristol. This means we all know and work with each other. 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.
The firm is ranked top tier by Chambers & Partners for 15 of its practice areas.
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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