Burges Salmon creates new career path

<a class=Burges Salmon creates new career path” />Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon is revamping its legal ­hierarchy and creating the roles of senior associate and legal director.

The move comes as the firm looks to introduce a ‘lawyer contribution framework’, which will form the basis of the lawyer appraisal process.

The programme is expected to begin in May 2009 as Chris Jackson replaces Guy Stobart as managing partner. To become a legal director, lawyers must undertake partner-level work, service a practice or client base that is “strategically ­important” and possess “a skill set which is not easily replicated”.