Grow and Develop with Burges Salmon
We are looking for an experienced criminal/regulatory lawyer to join our Corporate Crime Team (part of the firm's Dispute Resolution Unit).
At Burges Salmon, you will benefit from a transparent, structured path to advancing your career, guided by a supportive leadership team. For more information on career progression, click here to download our Career Guide for Lawyers
We will provide you with a collaborative, friendly environment and City-quality work, as you would expect from the 'UK Law Firm of the Year' (Legal Week British Legal Awards, 2020). We are also proud to have been awarded RollOnFriday ‘Best Law Firm to Work at' 2022 and 2023, due to having the highest employee satisfaction rate in their national surveys.
We have received an Investors in People - Platinum Accreditation, which is the highest level awarded, in recognition of our firm's commitment to our people.
We are committed to finding the right person for this role, and we are open to discussing flexible, full time or part time working patterns. We have a successful hybrid working model, which provides another way for our people to work with flexibility.
Our 100+ dispute resolution lawyers work on a diverse range of complex challenges facing their clients in the private and public sector.
Our Corporate Crime Team advises corporates, and their boards and directors, on business-critical issues concerning corporate crime, financial crime and regulatory enforcement. They specialise in crisis management, corporate and director liability, undertaking corporate internal investigations, engaging with regulators, defending complex investigations and prosecutions, and challenging the actions of the authorities by way of judicial review.
The work covers serious fraud and money laundering; bribery and corruption; sanctions and export controls; insider dealing and market abuse; corporate manslaughter, inquests, health and safety, and fire safety; food safety and hygiene; consumer protection and trading standards; and the recovery of the proceeds of crime (restraint and confiscation; seizure and forfeiture; unexplained wealth and civil recovery).
We are looking for a lawyer with strong experience in corporate/financial crime and/or regulatory enforcement including some (but not necessarily all) of the areas listed above. In particular, we are interested in speaking to those with experience of advising corporates in relation to large scale internal investigations and/or criminal investigations/prosecutions.
You can expect to be involved in a range of high profile, complex cases from the outset of your career with us. As your experience grows, you will assume prime responsibility for key aspects of cases.
Please visit these links for more information on our Business Crime and Regulatory Investigations, Health & Safety and Dispute Resolution practices.
What others say…
“Burges Salmon has a highly integrated team of experienced and extremely able lawyers who are not only very bright, but immensely hard-working, and highly attuned to the commercial objectives of their clients” (Legal 500, 2023).
“Burges Salmon houses a specialist team of practitioners who are highly expert at providing advice on the full range of civil and criminal health and safety matters” (Chambers, 2023)
- Practical experience of some or all of the following:
- Criminal law and procedure
- Corporate criminal liability
- Advising in relation to a large-scale criminal investigation
- Advising a corporate in relation to a criminal investigation by the police, the SFO, HMRC, the FCA, the HSE, the EA, etc
- Able to work well within a team.
- Excellent interpersonal, client and commercial skills
- Adaptable and able to deal with complex work under pressure
- SRA registered lawyer
It's important to us that our organisation represents the diverse community in which we operate and we encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and identities. As a Disability Confident employer, we will provide a fully accessible recruitment process.
Get in touch!
Our resourcing team can provide firm insight and an overview of the department to make sure this is the right next career for you. For a confidential conversation call Chris Jenkinson on 0117 307 2246.
Please click on the link to upload your CV and covering letter.
Burges Salmon is an Equal Opportunity employer.
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