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Event dates

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Bristol presentation evening 21 November 2019
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Edinburgh presentation evening 28 November 2019
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London presentation evening 5 December 2019
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Food for thought lunch (Bristol) 7 January 2020
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Open days (Bristol) 31 March and 2 April 2020
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Food for thought lunch (London) 7 April 2020
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Food for thought breakfast (London) 8 April 2020
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Food for thought breakfast (Bristol) 3 June 2020

Why attend a trainee solicitor event?

Our events are a fantastic opportunity for you to visit the firm and find out more about what we do. If you would like to attend and do not live close by we can cover your travel expenses.

Open days

We hold two open days each spring and offer 48 places for each day.

An open day at Burges Salmon includes:

  • a welcome talk from a partner or senior associate
  • small group Q&A sessions
  • a group negotiation exercise
  • a networking lunch
  • a tour of the firm.

Attendees are divided into small groups and are accompanied by current trainee solicitors throughout the day. This gives you the opportunity to ask questions that you may not feel comfortable asking a recruiter or partner at interview.

Presentation evenings

We hold presentation evenings at our Bristol, London and Edinburgh offices during winter each year. These evenings are open to anyone considering a career in law. A presentation evening at Burges Salmon includes talks from partners and trainees and informal networking with lawyers and members of the recruitment team.

'Food for thought' events

We also run a series of more informal events to provide guidance on applying for vacation schemes/training contracts. Our food for thought breakfast and lunch sessions focus on application tips and improving commercial awareness and our trainee panel are available to answer any questions you may have prior to submitting your application.

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What others say...

It was refreshing to spend time at a firm where it is clear their values are central to life at the firm and not just marketing spiel. The structure of the day really delivered a fantastic insight into life at Burges Salmon and commercial law in a wider sense, speaking to trainees informally throughout the day was hugely beneficial.
1st year law student

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