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Burges Salmon LLP

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Burges Salmon is an ambitious, sustainable and inclusive firm that ensures its clients, people and wider communities flourish. Burges Salmon’s vision is to be the market-leading independent UK law firm that provides the best proposition for its people and its clients.
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Firm profile for UK 2022

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Senior Partner: Chris Seaton
Managing Partner: Roger Bull
Number of Partners: 99
Number of Other Fee-earners: 443
Total staff: 850

CONTACTS 

Core Expertise
Banking & Finance: Andrew Eaton
Commercial: Helen Scott-Lawler
Corporate: Nick Graves
Dispute Resolution: Ann Metherall
Employment: Adrian Martin
Private Client Services: John Barnett
Projects: Ian Salter
Real Estate Services: Paul Browne

Specialist Expertise
Business Crime & Regulatory Investigations: David Hall
Competition: Chris Worrall
Construction & Engineering: Steven James
Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency: Andrew Eaton
Defence: Mark Paterson
Education: Matthew Ramus
Environment: Michael Barlow
Financial Services Regulation: Tom Dunn
Food & Farming: Tom Hewitt
Health & Safety: Ann Metherall
Healthcare: Patrick Parkin
Hotels Leisure & Tourism: Richard Read
Insurance: Matthew Walker
Intellectual Property & Media: Jeremy Dickerson
International Trade: Paul Browne
Pensions Services: Richard Knight
Planning & Compulsory Purchase: Gary Soloman
Procurement & State Aid: John Houlden
Retail: Matthew Sims
Sport: Jeremy Dickerson
Tax: John Barnett
Technology & Communications: Jeremy Dickerson

Sector Expertise
Energy Power & Utilities: Michael Barlow
Financial Services: Richard Leeming
Infrastructure: Chris Jackson
Net Zero Cross Sector Initiative: Ross Fairley
Private Wealth: Beatrice Puoti
Public Sector: John Houlden
Real Estate: Richard Clark
Transport: Brioney Thomas
Community Engagement: John Houlden
Pro Bono: Michael Hayles
Recruitment: Holly Fey (Tel: 0117 307 6360)

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.

With offices in Bristol, Edinburgh, London and Dublin, the firm’s people 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 and 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 organisations such as The John Lewis Partnership, The Financial Services Compensation Scheme, FirstGroup, HSBC Bank plc, Virgin, Costain Group, The Crown Commercial Service, Babcock International Group and Highways England.

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This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 Europe 2022 High Net Worth 2022 FinTech 2022

Ranked Departments

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Bristol and surrounds

Agriculture & Rural Affairs
Band 1
Family/Matrimonial
Band 1
National Leaders (outside London)

Banking & Finance
Band 2
Construction
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 1
Employment
Band 1

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Ranked Lawyers

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Bristol and surrounds

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Alastair Morrison
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Emma Folkes
Band 2
Kevin Kennedy
Band 1
Sian Edmunds
Band 2

Family/Matrimonial


Alison Hawes
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Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Alison HawesFamily/Matrimonial
Sarah HoskinsonFamily/Matrimonial
Jeremy DickersonIntellectual Property
Eminent Practitioners
Roger BullEmployment
Band 1
Alastair MorrisonAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Kevin KennedyAgriculture & Rural Affairs
Richard LeemingBanking & Finance
Marcus HarlingConstruction
Chris GodfreyCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity
Richard SpinkCorporate/M&A: Mid-Market and Private Equity
Nigel WatsonEmployee Share Schemes & Incentives
Adrian MartinEmployment
Chris SeatonEmployment
Ian SalterEnergy & Natural Resources: Power
Ross FairleyEnergy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
Michael BarlowEnvironment
Guy BastableHealth & Safety
Andrew DunlopInformation Technology

Ranked Offices

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