Akshay Choudhry

Akshay Choudhry Associate – Employment

Overview

I joined the employment team at Burges Salmon in August 2011, having trained and qualified at Wragge & Co in Birmingham. My wife and I had decided to relocate to Bristol and I was fortunate that Burges Salmon – my preferred destination – were recruiting into the employment team. I was happy at my old firm, so was nervous at the prospect of coming to a new place and working with new people. I needn’t have worried, though; I haven’t looked back since.

The firm was very supportive during the process of moving, providing information about the local area and transport, access to relocation experts and financial assistance.

During our time in Bristol, we have fallen in love with the city. We quickly felt at home in the South West, which helped us make the transition from being young professionals to being a young family. Bristol has offered us everything we could have wanted at each stage – from great festivals, gigs and restaurants, to large green spaces, easy access to beautiful countryside and family-friendly venues.

The calibre of work is up there too.  Spending several months on secondment at one of the largest businesses in the UK advising on issues which were ultimately debated in the House of Commons was a high point. Anyone who thinks top quality, cutting edge or high profile work is only available in the City is quite simply wrong.