Burges Salmon


Position: 42
Firm: Burges Salmon

Turnover: £68.2m
Profit per equity partner: £532K
Earnings per partner: £454K
Equity spread: £266K-£592K
Net profit: £24.8m
Profit margin: 36 per cent
Revenue per fee-earner: £209K
Revenue per lawyer: £274K
Revenue per partner: £1,049K
Revenue per equity partner: £1.47m
Total number of fee-earners: 327
Total number of qualified partners: 249
Total number of partners: 65
Total number of equity partners: 47
Total number of female partners: 8
Total number of female equity partners: 4
Total number of staff: 514
Leverage ratio (equity partners/fee-earners): 1:4.4




INTERNAL PROMOTIONS
2006-07: Litigation 1, employment 1, real estate 2
2005-06: Litigation 1, environment 1, tax 1, planning 1, real estate 1, corporate 1
2004-05: Banking 1, tax 1, commercial 1

LATERALS
2006: 1
2005: 0
2004: Environment 1

Intake as percentage of partnership: 7.7
New female partners as percentage of intake: 20
Equity structure: 49 equity partners, 16 non-equity
Practice area(s) most heavily promoted: Commercial litigation, environment, real estate-related
*Figures supplied relate to the calendar year

Burges Salmon offers a promising prospect for associates. The firm boasts a high internal promotion-to-lateral ratio, having made 18 promotions in the last four years and just three partner hires. The firm promoted one female to the partnership in 2006-07, following two in 2005-06. Only 15 per cent of its partners are female, but 41 per cent of associates are women, as are half of the firm’s assistants.

  • Web: www.burges-salmon.com
  • Telephone: 0117 902 7797
  • Fax: 0117 902 4400
  • No. of Trainees: 42
  • No. of Trainee Vacancies: 22
  • Training contract application deadline: 31-Jul-08
  • Selection
    • Individual interview: Yes
    • Panel interview: Yes
    • Assessment day: Yes
    • Psychometric test: Yes
    • Written exercise: Yes
    • Presentation: No
  • No. of Seats: 6
  • Opportunities Abroad: No
  • Vacation Schemes
    • No. placements:
    • Summer vacation scheme application deadline: 31-Jan-08
  • GDL/CPE Intake: 50%
  • GDL/CPE funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,000
  • LPC funding
    • Fees: Yes
    • Maintenance: £7,000
  • Salary/benefits
    • Start: £28,000
    • Qualification: £41,000
    • Season ticket loan: Yes
    • Healthcare: Yes
    • Pension scheme: Yes
    • Life assurance: Yes
    • Bonus scheme: Yes
    • Gym membership: Yes
    • Subsidised lunch: No
    • Free taxis after hours: No