Burges Salmon choose UWE for legal training

Issue date: 30 March 2011

The Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (BILP) at the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE) has been confirmed by leading Bristol law firm, Burges Salmon as one of its preferred providers for the study of the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice course by its prospective trainees.

Burges Salmon and UWE have worked together in the area of professional legal education over many years and the arrangement represents a further consolidation of this unique collaboration. In addition to pre-qualification study, BILP has provided bespoke in-house CPD training to the firm.

Steve Dinning, Head of BILP, said, “We have an excellent working relationship with Burges Salmon and the firm has often commented on the high calibre characteristics of their ex-UWE students. It is yet further proof that the leading firms in the region recognise UWE as a top quality provider of professional legal education and we look forward to continuing our well established relationship.”

Burges Salmon people partner, Helen Scott-Lawler, said, “We are delighted that UWE has become one of our preferred LPC providers. We have a long standing relationship with UWE and have always been very impressed with the incredibly high-standard of teaching they provide.”

Burges Salmon is consistently ranked amongst the UK's most successful commercial law firms. Its national and international client base ranges from private individuals to government departments and FTSE 100 companies, such as Barclays, The Crown Estate, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and FirstGroup. With 66 partners and over 600 employees, the firm is widely recognised for the quality of its expertise in a range of areas, including corporate, commercial, litigation, property and tax and trusts.

The firm recruits up to 25 trainee lawyers each year and offers up to 40 places for summer vacation placements. For further information please visit Burges Salmon Careers.


FFI: Jane Kelly or Mary Price, Press Officers


Tel: 0117 32 82208

 E-mail: Jane.Kelly@uwe.ac.uk or Mary.Price@uwe.ac.uk

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