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What makes a leading UK law firm?
Burges Salmon is consistently ranked among the UK’s most successful commercial law firms. Our national and international client base ranges from private individuals to government departments and FTSE 100 companies, including The Crown Estate, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and FirstGroup.

We offer a cohesive, collaborative environment that results in strong working relationships right across the firm and an enhanced service for our clients. The quality of our expertise is widely recognised in a range of areas, including corporate, commercial, litigation, property and tax and trusts.

Talent is critical to our success. This is why we invest so much time and resource into development, actively encouraging training and supporting ideas at every level of the business.

Trainees are given early responsibility balanced with an open-door policy for advice and guidance from experienced supervisors. Our six seat training contract structure ensures maximum exposure to all areas of the firm’s work. The nature of our practice means that you will come into contact with many different clients and get involved in a wide variety of work.

We accept applications from penultimate year Law students, final year law and non-Law students, recent graduates and candidates looking for a career change. Successful candidates are motivated and hardworking, with a high degree of commercial acumen alongside a genuine enthusiasm for the law.

  • UK 200 position: 46
  • Total revenue GBP (millions): 71
  • Total lawyers: 263
  • Total partners: 69
  • Total trainees: 46

No of vacancies: 25
Trainee application deadline: 31/07/2013
CV & covering letter: No
Online application: Yes
Individual interview: Yes
Panel interview: No
Phone interview: No
Assessment day: Yes
Presentation: No
Psychometric testing: Yes
Written exercise: No
Numeracy tests: No
No seats: 6
Summer vac scheme no places: 40
Summer vac scheme apply by: 14/01/2013
GDL fees: Full
GDL maintenance: 7000
LPC fees: Full
LPC maintenance: 7000
Start GBP: 32000
2nd Year GBP: 33000
Qualification: 42000

Aviation: Yes
Banking & Finance: Yes
Construction: Yes
Charities: Yes
Corporate: Yes
Competition: No
Crime: No
Employment: Yes
Energy: Yes
Environment: Yes
Family: No
Fraud: No
Human Rights: No
Insolvency: No
Insurance: No
Intellectual Property: No
Litigation & ADR: Yes
Personal Injury: No
Private Client: Yes
Professional Negligence: No
Property: Yes
Public Sector: Yes
Shipping: No
Sport: No
Tax: Yes
TMT: Yes


One Glass Wharf

Turnover (£m): 73.70
No. of Lawyers: 268