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Firm Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 1 Glass Wharf
  • Bristol
  • Bristol
  • UK
  • BS2 0ZX

Firm profile submitted by Burges Salmon LLP

Senior Partner: Chris Seaton
Managing Partner: Peter Morris
Number of partners: 88
Number of other fee-earners: 434
Total staff: 758


Core Expertise
Banking & Finance: Richard Leeming
Commercial: Helen Scott-Lawler
Corporate: Richard Spink
Dispute Resolution: David Hall
Employment: Roger Bull
Private Client Services: John Barnett
Projects: Ian Salter
Real Estate Services: Colin Ligman

Specialist Expertise
Competition: Laura Claydon
Construction & Engineering: William Gard
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency: Patrick Cook
Data Protection: Andrew Dunlop
Defence: Mark Paterson
Education: Matthew Ramus
Environment: Michael Barlow
Financial Services Regulation: Chris Godfrey
Food & Farming: Tom Hewitt
Fraud & White Collar Crime: David Hall
Health & Safety: Ann Metherall
Healthcare: Patrick Parkin
Hotels Leisure & Tourism: Richard Read
Insurance: Kari Mccormick
Intellectual Property & Media: Jeremy Dickerson
International Trade: Richard Leeming
Outsourcing: Andrew Dunlop
Pensions Services: Richard Knight
Planning & Compulsory Purchase: Gary Soloman
Procurement & State Aid: John Houlden
Retail: Matthew Sims
Sport: Jeremy Dickerson
Tax: Nigel Popplewell
Technology: Andrew Dunlop

Sector Expertise
Energy Power & Utilities: Ross Fairley
Financial Services: Chris Godfrey
Infrastructure: William Gard
Private Wealth: Beatrice Puoti
Public Sector: John Houlden
Real Estate: Richard Clark
Transport: Chris Jackson
Community Engagement: John Houlden
Pro Bono: Michael Hayles
Recruitment: Katy Main (0117 902 7797)

THE FIRM Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. Everything the firm does is driven by the needs of its clients. By focusing on the markets and areas of expertise where the firm has extensive knowledge and experience, Burges Salmon is able to achieve the best outcomes for clients, who range from large organisations, entrepreneurial businesses and public sector bodies to private individuals and families. The firm is trusted to help them with everything from everyday legal needs to their business critical issues and all points in between.

All of the firm’s people are based in one location. However, they work wherever clients need them to be, both within the UK and internationally. By having one base for all of its people, Burges Salmon maintains a collaborative and cohesive culture which underpins the quality of its work and client service. In short, the firm hires, trains and retains the best people to work together to serve clients and provide them with the best possible experience.

The firm works across the UK. Burges Salmon has lawyers who are qualified to work in all three legal jurisdictions in the UK – England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Burges Salmon also works internationally. Across the world, the firm works with a select number of like-minded independent law firms – the firm’s preferred law firm network. Burges Salmon is confident in its own model. In a rapidly changing world, clients instruct Burges Salmon because the firm offers a different experience: unrivalled expertise, excellent service and exceptional value.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK The firm competes at the top of the legal market, working for wealthy private individuals, entrepreneurial businesses, large corporates, institutions and public bodies. The firm provides these sophisticated clients with a wide range of services, often at critical moments when astute legal advice and commercial guidance is needed. Working collaboratively, in partnership with clients, Burges Salmon forms its thinking around their needs to ensure delivery of the right solutions when it matters.

CLIENTS Burges Salmon’s clients include well-known organisations such as The Crown Estate, Eurostar, Discovery Channel, Lloyds Banking Group, The Co-operative Group, Babcock International Group, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, FirstGroup, John Lewis Partnership and the Crown Commericial Service.