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Firm snapshot: The Burges Salmon training contract

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Firm snapshot: The Burges Salmon training contract

For Burges Salmon’s full Lex 100 2015/16 profile, see here

Regularly acclaimed for possessing a ‘reputation that rivals most City firms’, Bristol’s Burges Salmon is recognised for its strong corporate, private client, real estate and TMT departments, all of which are market leaders in the South West region. The firm routinely advises private individuals and FTSE 100 companies and has enjoyed steady growth in recent years, recording a 4% increase in annual turnover in 2014.

Burges Salmon is planning to welcome 30 new trainees in 2018, and receives 1,500 applicants annually. Trainees receive numerous benefits, including the firm-wide bonus scheme and discounted local gym memberships. The firm also runs two vacation schemes in spring and summer.

Recent Burges Salmon work includes advising the Co-Operative Group on the sale of its farms business for £249m to the Wellcome Trust, and acting for GDF Suez on the multi-million pound acquisition of West Coast Energy.

The firm has won in three categories in this year’s Lex 100 survey, namely social life, confidence in being kept on and remuneration satisfaction. Burges Salmon is said to have an ‘excellent attitude towards looking after its employees’ and provides trainees with an ‘opportunity to develop’ within a ‘supportive environment’.

If the firm were a fictional character it would be… Dumas’ d’Artagnan – from the provinces and has a strange accent but very impressive when given an opportunity.

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