Banking Lawyer

Burges Salmon
Bristol, UK
23 Aug 2019
30 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Realise Your Potential & Enhance Your Expertise

As a qualified Banking Lawyer, you understand the importance of choosing the right business with which to align your career aspirations. At Burges Salmon, you will gain professional development with a structured path to advancing your career, guided by an award-winning and supportive leadership team to enhance your skills and experience.

When you join our collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to take responsibility for your work and to be trusted to get on with things. We will provide you with a professional, friendly and sociable setting in which to thrive and realise your potential.

* Investors in People Gold Standard


Burges Salmon, is based in Bristol's city centre 2 minutes stroll from Temple Meads train station. Here, you will be in the heart of Bristol with easy access to some of the best attractions the city has to offer, including the theatre, shopping, restaurants, museums and art galleries.

We are also interested in hearing from Scottish-qualified lawyers who would like to grow their careers in our ground-breaking new Edinburgh office. Our Scottish team will be fully integrated with our existing business and so some travel to Bristol will be required.


Our Banking team offer a full complement of banking and finance legal services, which includes advising borrowers, lenders and sponsors on a variety of debt (and debt-related) transactions. These transactions vary in size from £1 million to £1 billion; our core market is debt of £20 million to £200 million. Our team of experts handle complex financing matters for clients on both a UK and cross-jurisdictional basis.

We take pride in the quality of our service, offering clear, effective solutions to our clients. We work collaboratively with experts from across the firm including corporate, real estate and tax.

Our banking lawyers act for banks, building societies, debt and pension funds and other financial institutions, alongside numerous PLCs and large corporate clients around the world.

While the team is based in Bristol, most of our work originates in London and the rest of the UK. For cross-border matters, we work closely with our preferred firm international network.

* Banking
* Burges Salmon advises Bank Leumi on facility for Audley Redwood
* Burges Salmon advises HSBC Bank on £125m credit facility

What others say...

'Provides magic circle professionalism and service without the stuffiness or fee structure - definitely a trusted business partner.' Chambers UK 2018

Richard Leeming, Head of Banking at Burges Salmon is described by clients as a 'standout' lawyer who 'organises his team extremely well'. Chambers UK 2016


As a Banking Lawyer you will work collaboratively, in partnership with your clients and form your thinking around their needs to ensure we deliver the right solutions when it matters. You will combine your legal expertise with in-depth knowledge across a range of industry sectors to secure the right outcomes for our clients.

You will work as part of a collaborative team and are comfortable with taking instruction or leading others. You will actively continue to improve your technical skills, your understanding and application of the professional standards with the support of the Leadership and Development teams.

Key areas of expertise are:

* Real Estate Finance (including offices, hotels, student accommodation, care homes and housing)
* Project Finance (Energy and Infrastructure)
* Asset finance and asset backed lending
* B2B, Peer to Peer and private banking
* Derivatives and Leveraged and finance
* Regulatory advice
* Restructuring and insolvency
* We also regularly advise on mainstream corporate debt and security structures


We look for individuals who have developed themselves and their capabilities, coupled with strong commercial and legal potential and relevant experience. You will have recent and relevant work experience focused on banking and financial transactions, which is likely to include good working knowledge of LMA standard form documentation. You will be a strong team player, able to manage a complex and varied workload effectively, and demonstrate a willingness to learn and be self-motivated.

We are committed to finding the right person for this role and are open to discussing flexible working patterns.

Our Culture, Our Deal

Our unique model and culture means we haven't chosen to grow through mergers or acquisition. Rather, we have opted for organic through our people. Find out more about our culture, values and the "Deal", Here.

Your pay and benefits are competitive and linked to your contribution, so you know that your hard work is being recognised. Find out more about our rewards offering, Here.

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 or email:

Victoria Lewton

We know that making a move can be daunting, so if you just want to have an informal chat about the opportunity and take some time to have a think before submitting an application, please get in touch with Victoria.

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