We work hard to make sure that Burges Salmon is a great place to work. We were recently accredited with the prestigious Investors in People Gold Standard which puts us in the top seven per cent of organisations across the UK and underlines our commitment to our people. 

The following pages should give you an insight into our culture, what we offer and what we expect in return.

Community engagement is an integral part of life at our firm. For further information on how you could be involved, please see the community pages of our website.

Our culture

Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm with a unique model and culture.

We haven't chosen to grow through mergers or acquisitions. Rather, we have opted for organic and steady growth.

Our values are core to our firm’s unique, collaborative culture, which benefits our clients and our people alike.

Our values

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Ambition We strive to be the best in everything that we do. Many of our lawyers are recognised as experts in their field. We want to continue to recruit the very best people who will contribute to our success in the future.
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Collaboration We work wherever our clients need us to be, both within the UK and internationally. Our collaborative culture underpins the quality of our work and our commitment to delivering exceptional client service. We recruit people who make work enjoyable; for themselves and those around them.
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Commitment We expect hard work from our people, but in return we continually invest in them. Our people are provided with development opportunities at every stage of their career. We recruit to retain – 35% of our partners trained here.
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Fairness We have an open culture and are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone. We value diversity and encourage applications from the widest pool of candidates.
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Quality We pride ourselves on the excellent level of service we provide to our clients. We do high quality work for high quality clients. Our client list includes names such as John Lewis Partnership, FirstGroup and The Discovery Channel and many of our departments and people have won awards and recognition as best in class.
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Respect We are not hierarchical here. We value and respect everyone's contribution.